The Dig ~ Volume 2 & WLWW Link-Up Party!

Ruth and me 2

This is my friend Ruth – she is the creator of (and in this picture she was picking me up to head to a blogging conference.)  I love this girl (who happens to be a graduate of Moody Bible Institute too – woot!).

Last July when her first volume of The Dig for Kids came out I told you all about it…This month she has released Volume 2!

Help Your Children Learn the Bible! ~www.thebettermom.comFor those of you who haven’t heard of The Dig, 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!

 The author is the husband of Ruth.  Here is a little bit about him.

Patrick Schwenk grew up going to church wearing clip-on ties, uncomfortable shirts, pants that were too short, and shoes that were too tight (at least that is how he remembers feeling). He was born, raised, and then born again within a conservative evangelical home (and church) in the Midwest. Today, he still loves the church and is thankful to both serve and lead others toward Jesus. He is a father, husband, and pastor. Patrick and his wife Ruth ( met while attending the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. They have been married for fourteen years and currently have four children ages three to ten. They love serving in ministry, spending time together as a family, reading, drinking lots of coffee, and resting in God’s grace.

What Others Are Saying

“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!”
Courtney, Women Living Well Ministries (that’s me 🙂 )

 “I want to get my kids into the Word on a regular basis, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. The Dig gives me step-by-step guidelines on how to guide us through our time hearing from God in a simple, fun way. It lets me set aside any worry whether I’m doing it ‘right,’ and just enjoy time with my family! Sweet, short, and simple—perfect for kids!”

~Tsh Oxenreider, founder of and writer of

“I’m so excited to take my children through the The Dig! Family devotional time is very important to us and when we read the Bible together, I don’t always know what principles to pull out of the scriptures that will best relate in their lives. I’m thankful that Patrick has taken the guess work out of Bible reading time! And the best part is that no scripture is left unread. Line by line, you’ll read the bible with your children, have discussion questions, the take away of the lesson and how to apply it to daily life. Brilliant!” 

Candace Cameron Bure, Actress and NYT Best-Selling Author

You can purchase it here: PDF, Kindle, Nook, and Spanish PDF versions are all $4.99

Walk with the King,



It’s WLWW Link-Up Party Time!! {confetti}

Blogging friends, I can’t wait to see what you all have been writing lately! Link up your favorite posts from the past month below! And reading friends – grab a cup of coffee and come fellowship with us on this blog hop! 


If you have never taken the time to check out these other bloggers – you are missing out! The ladies that link-up below are amazing writers and creators and I just know that one of them is going to encourage you today!

Join the fun, do a little blog hopping and don’t forget if you link-up below -please add the Women Living Well Wednesdays button to your post so your readers can find us here!

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  1. Oh this sounds like it would be awesome! I only wish my own kids were little again so we could do this for our bedtime Bible reading, but I will have grandchildren someday to look forward to. As a pastor’s wife I often get people asking me to recommend something and I love that I can recommend this for kids.

    Thank you for sharing and for hosting today! 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing this info about The Dig book, Courtney. I might be getting my copies (1 and 2) from Kindle and start reading with my kids this Holy Week. How timely!

  3. Thanks for hosting the Linky and for the GMG studies. I am leading my first group and although it has just been 3 days, ‘my’ group is already posting very inspiring and encouraging messages. It is wonderful!

  4. What a blessing it must to meet other like minded bloggers that you see on the internet! It’s like meeting someone famous! My Father in-law- graduated from Moody. He was a church planter and pastor for over 40 years. My husband went there too, waaayyy back in 1973!

  5. Can you please let me know what age group The Dig would be good for, my son is only 4. And could you let me know of any other christian resources for my child. thank you!

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