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The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families

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This book presents seven weeks' worth of Bible studies for family members to explore together as they seek answers to the questions that arise in striving to live as Christians. Read more below (including options for hardback or Kindle).

Manufacturer: Parent Road Ministries

This book presents seven weeks' worth of Bible studies for family members to explore together as they seek answers to the questions that arise in striving to live as Christians.

The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families recognizes that today's families keep hectic schedules, often leaving mere scraps of time for asking and answering spiritual questions. Nancy Ruth brings years of experience in children's ministry and a master's degree in theology to bear in crafting a seven-week set of daily devotions that offers families assistance in exploring how to live as Christians.

Adults, who sometimes find children challenging them with hard questions about the Christian life, will find The Answer Book enables them to ask those questions as a family, to listen to God's word, and to discover its answers. Each weekly section addresses a major topic, including the nature of truth, the reasons for spending time with God, the identity of Jesus, and family discipleship. Each daily devotion shares a brief reflection, suggests a Bible reading, presents an "On the Road" challenge to the family, and calls for a "Weapon Check," in which one memorizes key scriptural passages.

As you spend time around your children, you may wonder what drives them to ask endlessly, "Why?". The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families gives you a structured - yet flexible - way to turn small blocks of time into moments for taking seriously their deep and heartfelt questions. By spending some time together as a family with these questions and with the message God reveals in the Scriptures, you will grow together to trust God more fully, to build your lives on a strong foundation, and to be prepared for life's coming challenges.

Available in hardback or for Kindle on Amazon. (Note, because this format is not available on this site, it is not eligible for site-wide promotions.)

ALSO AVAILABLE: The Answer Book: Small-Group Guide


Paperback: 110 pages
Publisher: WestBowPress (February 18, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1490868917
ISBN-13: 978-1490868912
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces


How many questions do your kids ask each day? How do you answer them? What about your own questions? Where do you find the answers to life’s questions? Find them as a family studying God’s Word together.

Parents have a small window of influence in their children’s lives. By the age of 12, most children have already set how they will look at the world, make decisions, and what they will believe. It is much harder to change these ideas once you have passed this window. Now is the time! Find your few minutes a day. Talk about God’s Word as you live your life. This seven-week devotional will help you know how.

How do you make time to read the Bible as a family? This devotional is designed for busy families like yours with Scriptures written out and options to dig deeper if you have more time. Take it at your own pace.

The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families was featured at the 2015 International Christian Retail Show and in the BookStub Gallery on the Women of Faith Loved Tour.


  1. What Is A Worldview?
  2. Is There Only One Truth?
  3. Why Spend Time With God?
  4. Who Are The People God Can Use?
  5. Who Is Jesus?
  6. How Can You Be Changed?
  7. How Can A Family Follow God?

ALSO AVAILABLE: The Answer Book: Small-Group Guide

How It Works

The Devotional for Busy Families is written for parents, grandparents, and others who care for elementary children (keeping in mind that there may also be younger or older children in the home).

Each family Bible study and small-group guide focuses on developing a biblical worldview or teaching theology (the study of God) for kids. Our goal is to equip busy families to live for Christ where they are every single day.

Special features of the Devotional for Busy Families include:

  • Weekly topics broken into five days of family study with two optional shorter days. The goal is to do at least five full days every week, but life happens and the study can be adjusted.
  • Weekly On the Road Family Challenges: Put into practice the things you are learning.
  • Daily “Want More?” box: Suggested extra reading for those who wish to study the topic further.
  • Daily Weapon Check: Breaks memory verses into doable chunks even busy family members and younger children can manage.

These family Bible studies are designed to partner with the Small-Group Guide, but they may also stand alone.

Sample Lessons

Week 1: Day 1 (video)

Week 6: Day 3 (video)

Unboxing the first copies


What people are saying

“I really like the conversational, comfortable ‘read’ of the material. Even someone who hasn’t done any devotions or Bible study with their family and/or friends should find these easy to handle.” Jan, Small-Group Leader, Carrollton, TX

  • The Answer Book provides not just answers but direction!

“(5 stars) Nancy Ruth writes in such a clear, concise, relevant way that her books read easily but provide amazing depth. I have loved what she writes and thoroughly enjoyed sharing it with others. It is practical, usable stuff for all ages—-children to grandmothers! Teaching your family to live with a Christian Worldview is such an essential thing to do when you are a follower of Jesus Christ. It makes a big difference to know the consequences of sin in relationships and that anything we put in the place of the ONE and ONLY God is an idol. I sincerely hope that this book will be widely read and accepted by families seeking what is right for their children.” Gayle Young on

  • Five stars

“Fantastic! A must-read” Amazon Customer on