Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review: One Year Devotions For Active Boys

http://www.tyndale.com/The-One-Year-Devotions-for-Active-Boys/9781414394046#.VImYsntBFdB
I can definitely relate to the struggle to keep my kids (especially my boys) listening to devotions. They tend to zone out if it's too long, doesn't seem applicable, or is just too dry. The lessons in The One Year Devotions For Active Boys are short, engaging, and applicable.

Each daily devotion has 3-4 paragraphs that may start with a question or a story, then moves into Biblical truth. The devotional is then applied through activities. Some of the activities include jokes, puzzles, fun facts, or hands-on experiments. Each lesson then concludes with a prayer thought and Bible verse.

The lessons are very interesting and can be used either to read aloud to your 2nd - 6th grade children (not just boys) or that the 3rd - 6th grader could read to themselves for personal devotions. Maybe it's because my 3rd grade daughter is surrounded by brothers, or maybe it's just that she also needs short, engaging devotions ... but this book works just as well for her as it does for her Kindergarten and 5th grade brothers.

If you're looking for a very deep, theological study ... this isn't it. But if you're looking for a way to engage your children in applying God's Word to their lives, this book does work well for that. It's easy to read aloud at breakfast or another meal, which also helps guide the conversation away from bodily functions or sibling bickering.

This is a great book and it fits the type of devotion I was searching out for my kids!  Thanks, Tyndale!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network for review purposes. A positive review was not required, all thoughts included here are my own, and no other compensation was received.

April E. 


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