In a day when children are influenced by video games and media, how do we get our children to read? Culture is unraveling all around us. We must use our time wisely. How do books fit into that to grow us spiritually?
Dr. Mark Hamby joins Yvette Hampton to talk about the WORD and the power of words.
For over 30 years, Dr. Mark Hamby has been using stories of Christlike character to offer Christ-centered hope around the world. Dr. Hamby is the founder and president of Lamplighter Ministries which has published over 235 books from 17th to 19th-century literature plus 28 audio dramas heard by millions across 30 countries. Dr. Hamby holds several masters degrees and a doctorate in ministry. He speaks and writes about how to find hope and healing for the problems in our families, media, culture, and literature.
Mark and his wife Debbie are the executive producers of Lamplighter Theater which adapts Lamplighter books into dramatic audios.
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Dr. Mark Hamby weighs in on the following questions:
- Is it ok for children to read Harry Potter, Call of the Wild, classic books such as The Scarlet Letter, and other books such as the popular dystopian books?
- How can parents encourage their kids to read good literature? What about the kid who HATES to read or really struggles with it?
- Does the Bible really tell parents specifically what books their children should be reading.
- How can we as parents develop discernment in an age of distraction?
- What are your all time favorite books and of them, which one’s have changed your life the most?
Philippians 4:8 ESV
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Proverbs 4:23 ESV
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”
Psalm 51:10 ESV
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV
“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man”
Watch Dr. Hamby's video, The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly
To contact or learn more about Dr. Mark Hamby, please visit DrMarkHamby.com.
Visit Lamplighter.net for great books and audio dramas.
To learn more about The Masters Guild, the college program hosted by Lamplighter Ministries, visit TheMastersGuild.net.
English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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Podcast Topics: Dr. Mark Hamby, Lamplighter Ministries, Lamplighter Theater, Audio Drama, Audiobooks, Reading, Books, Words, The Word, Wisdom, Proverbs, Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Digital Distraction, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast