Hide Em in Your Heart

This afternoon, I checked our mail and was pleasantly surprised to see a package I’d ordered from Amazon arrive earlier than expected (isn’t it great when that happens?) Based on recommendations from two of my friends, I ordered a two volume set of CD’s by Steve Green called “Hide Em in Your Heart.” Shaan is napping right now, so I decided to preview them during naptime while I’m doing some chores around the house. Let me just say…I’m in LOVE!!!! These CD’s are amazing!

What makes them so wonderful/ingenious is threefold:

1) Explaining things from the Bible in a way the youngest child can understand

2) Following that explanation with relevant Scripture

3) Setting that Scripture to catchy songs so children have an easier time “hiding em” in their hearts

For example, here’s what they did for one of the songs. I sooo wish we had owned this CD on Palm Sunday this past year when Shaan was given a palm branch at church. I know his Sunday School teachers read the “Triumphal Entry” story and told him to wave the palm branch and say “Hosanna!”, but I wish I’d had access to this CD so I could also incorporate the following into what he learned that day (because I didn’t know what Hosanna really meant until now). It’s brilliant:

From the song “Hosanna!” (p.s. all of the spoken parts have music playing in the background leading up to the songs) –

(Spoken by a man) – “Hosanna is a Hebrew word that means, “O, Save!” The Jewish people used this word to praise Jesus when he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. As they waved palm branches and spread their coats on the road, they shouted, “Hosanna!”

(Spoken by a child) – “From Matthew 21, verses 9 & 11, “Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna to the highest! So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus.”

(Sung by children) – “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna to the Son of David, Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna to the Son of David, Hosanna, This is Jesus” (and so on…)

And here’s another example of a song from the CD set – this song is called “You Shall Love the Lord”:

(Spoken by a man) – “Let’s love God with everything we’ve got. Jesus says that is the great commandment. What’s a commandment? Well, it’s a rule for us to obey.”

(Spoken by a child) – “Matthew 22:37 – “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

(Sung by children) – “You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart…with all your heart. You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, soul, and mind” (and so on….)

These CD’s are great not only for our children, but also for us as parents who want to memorize Scripture. Do check them out:

While I haven’t had a chance yet to try out the CD’s on my son, I’m sure he will greatly love them and benefit from them. Here are the testimonials from my two friends:

Because of the CD’s, my son “knows all of the words and has asked some really profound questions about who God is, what He expects of us, and His very nature – it is a great conversation started and has helped me too.”

“My 3-yr-old knows every word and I am learning them too!”

I hope you enjoy them!

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2 Comments » for Hide Em in Your Heart
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