Giveaway – 5 Copies of The Dig for Kids & WLWW Link-Up Party


The Dig for Kids Bible Study

I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of “The Dig” and endorse it!   Here’s my endorsement:

 “The Dig for Kids is so imaginative and fun! Patrick Schwenk makes it easy to explain God’s word to your children through creative questions and hands on activities. This is definitely a treasure. There is nothing greater than discovering God’s truth together!”

And I mean it :)!

Let me explain a bit further…on my right is my friend Ruth – the creator of “The Better Mom” (whose site I contribute at monthly and love) and on my left is Joy from GraceFullMama (who is a missionary in Indonesia where she homeschools her 5 kids!) – these two girlies were roommates in college at Moody Bible (where I attended) and they married Moody Bible guys.  Ruth homeschools her 4 children and is a pastor’s wife here in Ohio.  Now stick with me just a bit further – it is Ruth’s husband – Pat –  who is the author of The Dig for Kids

 So…now that we have that cleared up 🙂 Here’s what you will find inside of this Ebook that focuses on the Gospel of Luke!

A typical Dig lesson consists of the following four components:

1. The Map: The Map tells you and your child where you’ll be going in each lesson. It is a short summary of the study ahead.

2. The Dig: The Dig is the main passage you will be studying. Following each passage will be several questions designed to help conversation and understanding. They are meant to be a guide. You can use them or tweak them to help you talk with your children.

3. The Treasure: The Treasure is the big idea of each lesson. In a short statement, it is what you want your child to remember from the passage you studied.

4. The Display: When an archaeologist finds a treasure, they will clean it up and put it on display for everyone to see. This is the basic idea of the Display. It is the application of the Treasure you have found!

To download a free sample lesson – click here. 

To buy the ebook – go here.

To enter to win 1 of 5 copies I’m giving away – leave a comment in the comment section. 

For bonus entries share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and then leave an extra comment letting me know where you shared it! 

 This giveaway ends Saturday, August 4th at 9pm.

Walk with the King,


And NOW…


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    1. I would love a copy of the DIG for my kids. I’m always looking for ways to bring my kids closer to the Lord on their level. I’m going to share on face book too.

  1. I’ve heard alot about this new book recently and would love to be able to use this with my 10yo son! To be able to sit down and study the bible together and have him understand it would be priceless (not to mention the new things I’m sure I’d learn as well!) Thanks for the chance to win this 🙂

  2. I’m excited at the transformation my family is beginning. Thanks for the opportunity to add another stepping stone!

  3. This sounds like such a fun book! I’m always looking for new Bible study resources for my kids and to recommend to parents of kids in our kids ministry!

  4. I came across this on The Better Mom’s blog yesterday…..thus study looks great. I would love to go through this study with my 5 children. We have been looking for something during Bible time. Thank you for this opportunity!

  5. I just checked this out earlier tonight. It looks great!! Can’t wait til the free sample goes “live” so I can see the actual setup. My kids get bored so easy and nothing keeps the boys attention for more than 5 seconds!! I’m hoping this is something that will break that and get them super excited!! Thanks for the chance to win. That would be super AWESOME!!

  6. I checked this out, and it looks awesome! I have three little kids who are excited to learn about the Bible. They almost fight over what Bible stories we will read at night. This book would be awesome for my kids to have. Thanks for the chance to win an amazing book!

  7. I am always on the look out for fun and exciting ways to share the Bible with my daughter. It would be great to win this book!

  8. I have not been as active as I should be, or rather could be, in putting God in our children’s lives. We read a daily scripture and discuss it right before bedtime. I really would like to do more. I believe this would help me to show my son what God is all about in a more interesting way, to really touch his heart spiritually. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

  9. I would love to win this for our 3 children to enjoy. I think it would really help make the Bible come alive for them in a way they can understand and relate to.

    bamagv at aol dot com

  10. Praise God for all who put this book together thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. Looks awesome!

  11. I’ve been looking for a devotional or Bible study to use this year with my 3rd and 6th grader – this looks like it would be a great addition to our homeschool curriculum!

  12. This book sounds like an awesome read for my God-daughter. We are trying to lead a more spiritual life, and this book would benefit what we’re trying to accomplish with her 😉

  13. I would love the opportunity to win this for my boys. It would be a great addition to our school year. They are just at the age where we need to be “digging” in to God’s word more deeply and this would be a wonderful tool. Thanks for the chance at a great resource. Definitely going to look in to this more!

  14. This would be a tremendous blessing to win for my 5 boys and 2 girlies!!! I was looking for a bible curriculum this year and this would be a great addition!!! Shared on facebook and twitter!!!

  15. God Bless and thanks for the opportunity to win the book. It looks like a great learning tool to teach my girls about God’s word.

  16. What a neat devotional! My boys would love it… especially the theme. They are really in to a dinosaur dig game right now. Thanks for the link up, too.

  17. Wow it looks great! I can teach both The God’s Words and English to my little toddlers 🙂 They surely would love it very much. Because English is not our mother language, I’ve just thought to introduce English to him when he is 2 years old next September, and I think this book will be a great start tool! Hope can win it 🙂 God bless

  18. This looks like such a great tool for teaching children. It’s fun and interesting and would make a nice addition to our homeschool day. Thanks!

  19. With 18 grandchildren, I am always looking for ideas to pass on to our 5 children and in-laws!
    Thank you for the opportunity! Joyce

  20. I am So excited about the giveaway for a copy of The Dig for Kids!!!! I would love to win a copy of this book for my daughter!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!!! Many Blessings!!!!!

  21. I am always trying to find new ways to have my 3 kids know that God is real. I do a daily devotion with them, but sometimes never know if they are listening or if its sinking in. For my boys, this book looks exciting! They love treasure hunts and to be able to apply the bible to it, this couldn’t be more perfect. I’ve learned that hands on and application is crucial! thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  22. I love this concept of hunting/finding treasure! I have always used the hook/look/took concept, but really think the kids will like the idea of referring to the Map, Dig, and our take-along Treasure! I can see using various object lessons and craft ideas, as well as a treasure chest for home for the take-alongs… Thanks for being used of God for such a time as this for another generation of believers!

  23. Would love to win this book, thank you Courtney for all of the info. your heart shares. Your blog has spoken to my heart.

  24. It looks like an interesting book. I checked out the sample and was wondering if the book had illistrations in it.

  25. Courtney, thanks for this chance to win a copy. My son was expressing an interest last night to get to know God better.

  26. I would love to have this for my 3 boys. We just finished vbs. It was the Egypt Files and the kids were “digging in the Word of God” so anything with “dig” in the title will be a hit with them.

  27. I was just talking with my niece about finding something that she could teach her two boys about the Word of God. She’s a single mom and newly walking with the Lord. I think they could learn together!

  28. How great to hear! From one Ohioian to some others…thank you for this chance and making this maybe possible! Would love to share this with my boys and then pass on to cousins or friends! God bless you all!

  29. I love what I have read of this book so far. As a mom of 8 active kids, I know they would have a great time learning God’s truths through this adventure format. My husband and I are working on being more intentional about teaching God’s word to our children and helping them hide his word in their hearts so that they will be able to confidently share their faith.

  30. We love finding new ways to make the Bible come alive. And focusing on Luke would be great! Thank you for sharing!

  31. I would love to win this for inclusion in our homeschool curriculum for my 1st grader and preschooler (and probably the 7th grader and 5th grader, too) 🙂

  32. Thank you for your ministry, and your faithfulness to our Lord. Thank you, Courtney, for this opportunity to win a copy of The Dig. May the winners be blessed by it!

  33. This sounds like an awesome read! My 10 year old would really enjoy something like this. Thanks for this awesome opportunity.

  34. Oooooo! This books sounds like a great adventure for my five year old who is such a thinker! And not to mention very much into geography =) Thanks so much!

  35. This book looks pretty cool. I would love to win a copy to share with my family. Thank you for this opportunity.

  36. It would warm the heart of this grandma to be able to do this study with my grandsons. Due to medical bills from my husband’s cardiac arrest a few months ago, and his inability to return to work, there are no extra funds right now to buy the book. My husband was a pastor for many years. It would bring him such joy to participate in this study with our grandsons, too!

  37. I homeschool 3 kids and babysit others and have been looking for something to start my day with them. We currently do family devos at night, but I want to begin this year with something in the morning too. This would be perfect because it sounds fun…they won’t even know they are studying:))

  38. This looks wonderful, something my kids would love:) What a great tool to dig deeper in the word for kids. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  39. Just pinned this…and I even had to set up a new account to do so. lol! It’s all good. I’ve been wanting to check out Pinterest for a while now.

  40. This could be a really fun family worship thing! We like to try different things for family worship – to keep it interesting!

  41. I would love to win this book for my munchkins. It seems like it would really captivate their attention in regards to the things of God and help them to understand. Thanks for the chance! Be blessed!

  42. I’m not in the US, so don’t enter me for the Giveaway, but I had to comment on the lovely photo of the three of you. You all have such lovely faces – I don’t mean that you’re like models (though you are!), but you have such loving and kind faces. Yep, I guess it’s the love of Christ shining out of you 🙂

  43. This would be wonderful for my boys and I to do together. I have Ben looking for a child’s Bible study so this might work.

  44. This looks wonderful and I would love to share it with my 3 children! Thanks for sharing the free sample:)

  45. Sounds like a terrific concept for teaching and helping kids retain the Word. Hope that it does well on the market! God Bless.

  46. I would love to win this book. I teach Mission Friends on Wednesday Nights at our church and this would be a fun add on to that. Thanks for the opportunity! Have a blessed and God filled day.

  47. What an awesome resource to do with my sons. This book would really speak the Word to them. Thanks!

  48. I am the wife of a pastor with a heart for spiritual training. I love Sunday School!
    But even more important is the continuation of Bible teaching at home throughout the week.
    This study guide would be so helpful for not only the kids, but also the parents who are learning to study God’s word too. Little by little, they can grow together.
    If I won, I would pass it along to a young family in our church and encourage others to hop on board!
    With the eBook technology, it would be such a wonderful tool for today’s Christian family.

    Thanks for all your good recommendations, Courtney! You are an inspiration to us all!

  49. We have a daughter with 4 kids who are at the age when it is so important for them to learn about the Lord and the importance of knowing him and also obeying him. They are going through some marriage problems so my heart goes out even more for these kids. It would be great for them to have this book even if it means that we as grandparents do it with them. Thanks

  50. I hope this is something that could be adapted for little kids?? I would love to try this with my 3 year old son! It sounds like an adventure!


    Carissa in eastern Iowa

  51. I love the concept of this! Especially for my 6 year old who struggles with wanting to just listen to Bible being read to her. Thank you for your post!

  52. This looks wonderful! I have a 9 yr. old son that would love this as a way for us to study the Bible together 🙂

  53. I have 3 boys, aged 6,9, and 11. Ithik this looks like something we could all enjoy doing together! Thanks!

  54. This sounds so exciting…something perfect for our morning devotions. I love studies that are right to the point, with a message AND show how to use it in our everday lives. My kids will leave for school with the thoughts of Jesus and how to Shine for Him. Thank you! Tina Remender

  55. looks like a great tool! I’m always looking for better resources for studying the Word with the kids! thanks for the info on this!

  56. What a great idea. It’s always hard to know if when I interpret something to my 3 girls that they will understand it. Can’t wait to read it.

  57. I am a mom of 4 children ages 9,8,4,2. I would love to win this book because I have been looking for a biblicial book for children that goes beyond just a story. I like the way this book is interactive and makes you “dig” into the scriptures. This book will help grow not only my children’s knowledge of the Bible, but mine as well. I think this book will be a wonderful tool to use to connect my family as we participate together in the activities.

    Thank you for sharing!


  58. I would LOVE to win this!!! I just finished entering at Ruth’s Blog, she is an amazing woman! I love both of your blogs, it really helps me!

  59. I would love this book for my daughter. I think she would really enjoy it! It’s so hard sometimes to find quality study stuff for kids.

  60. I’ve just started a regular Bible reading time with my boys, aged 5 and 4. This would be a great tool to help them engage with the stories more!

  61. My son is 4 and Ive been desperate to find something that explains things in his own terms! I’m new to alot of this process so i am learning with him, but your blog inspires me so much! Thanks! (Shared to pinterest!)

  62. This looks fantastic! My oldest son was saved a year ago and my oldest daughter a month ago – my husband and I have been looking for a good family Bible study/discipleship program to go through with them and I think this may be just what we have been looking for! Thanks!

  63. This sounds and looks like a great resource! If I win a copy, I will be giving it to a friend of mine with young children.

  64. My kids would LOVE this! My son soaks up Bible teachings like a sponge and this would be fun for the entire family.

  65. I am so excited about this book. We have been looking for a way to study the Bible together that the kids will understand and we can discuss together. This is perfect!!

  66. This looks great! As a mom who doesn’t have the privilege of homeschooling my children, I am always looking for fun, easy ways to teach them about God without overwhelming them after they get home from a long day at school. I think these would be a wonderful addition to our home “learning” that teaches them the most important “subject”. I would love to win a copy, but if not, I will definitely consider buying these! Thanks for offering them!

  67. This book looks awesome! It seems like a wonderfully creative way to learn alongside the babes! I am putting this on my wish list now!!

  68. WOW, what a great book for kids. How wonderful it would’ve been if I had had a book like this when I was growing up. I have 3 kids, ages 11, 8 and 4. Shared on Facebook, too.

  69. My Husband and I are super excited about the Dig! I am so grateful that there are these resources available to help feed our little one’s minds, souls and hearts with God’s word. Thanks for providing this give away!

  70. This book would be great for my daughter. I think this would be a fun way to get her to read and to also start studying the Bible.

  71. I pinned it and shared it on FB! Hoping that my kiddos aren’t too little for it b/c even if I don’t win it, I think I’ll order it!

  72. This would be a great resource to use with my kiddo, and also for my children’s ministry! I would love to have the opportunity to utilize it! Thank you!!

  73. I just started having Bible study with my two boys and they love it. Our first study was on Jonah. Luke would be a great book to study next.

  74. This is such a win – win idea! My daughter loves maps and I have been looking for a way I can share the Bible with her (I feel very inept) and this fits the bill. Thanks for all the hard work that went into making this.

  75. Wow, I was just looking for something to help me teach my boys about Jesus and the Bible. Thank you for the links to the book; and please share with your friend how great it is that they allow us to read the first few pages. I was originally looking at Superkids Academy, but have no way to see the material. LL

  76. I would love to use this to teach my daughters and nephew! We’ve read the stories in their first bible over and again so I’ve been looking for the next step! LOVE your blog and so kept trying to catch up with you at She Speaks! Thanks for the link up and all the inspiration you provide here!

    Blessings, Michelle Axton Kelly

  77. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win such a treasure! Would love to make this a part of our daily family devotions!

  78. …….so good to see the many number of parents that want to share in such teaching with there kids.I too would be thrilled for this very opportunity to win this book and share in ways that might jus thit home:)Thanks for my “chance” to win;)

  79. It is awesome to see so many families putting the love of god in their children, and what a awesome way to do it with a book children will love to do it with! I know whoever wins will just enjoy the time spent with their children! God will bless every person on here being so eager with his word! good luck everyone!

  80. This is amazing!! I was going to poll my friends a about a good study bible for my nine year old. He is showing a ton of interest in the bible and wants to learn more. Plus he struggles with reading so this may be a great tool for him. Thanks for this opportunity !!

  81. I would love to go through this book with my kids! I am always looking for ways to share the Word of God with them. Thanks for sharing!

  82. This looks like a cross between the Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey and 31 Clues and I am SUPER excited to add this Dig to our list of reading! Can’t wait to get this – sharing it to my Facebook page too 🙂

  83. I would love to get this book for my 2 little girls! I’m home on unpaid maternity leave, so this book would be such a blessing to my family. Thank you!

  84. Courtney – You are a girl after my own heart! I pray the Lord uses you mightily while you keep your heart strongly focused on Him! You are a lovely young lady! Just had to comment.

    This book would be so fun for my little one!

  85. What a wonderful way to spend time with your children as well as in God’s word….often it is much to difficult for them to understand. I would love a chance to win this book and then sit and spend some one on one time with each of my sons with it….how cool it would be. May you have a blessed day!

    Smiles & Blessings Abound,
    Robin 🙂

  86. I am a military mom and have four boys ages 7 and under. This devo sounds awesome and I would love a copy. Thanks for offering a giveaway and I hope I win!!! 🙂

  87. It would be really wonderful to win. I think all 3 of my kids would enjoy this, or maybe I could give it for a birthday gift coming up to my neice and nephew. Thanks for the chance!

  88. This book looks great! I downloaded the free sample lesson and as soon as I buy ink for my printer, I will print and use it! Having a copy of the book would be great for my 4 kiddos 🙂


  89. I have lots of grandchildren and I would love for them to have this book. It looks like a really fun way to get kids to study the WORD and remember it.

  90. Just downloaded and printed the sample – this is so great! I will sure try to do it with my children. The greatest thing is that there is not so much text, so I can translate every lesson before doing it with the children! But first I give it a try to win one copy. I will share it on facebook, twitter and pinterest!

  91. This looks like an awesome book. My son is only 5 1/2 months old, but my husband and I were just talking (last night) that we wanted to start a family devotion time. This looks like it could work for our family. 🙂

  92. I am always looking for ways to get the Gospel to stick to my children. This looks like a great resource!

  93. I have four children, all girls. This would be a great study to use in our Bible study time together! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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