I enjoy reading. I want to pass this passion on to my children. My youngest is showing a great interest in books and I hope it sticks with him. With that said, I want my children to be even more passionate about their relationship with their Savior Jesus Christ. Sadly, I get too busy some days to read my Bible. I can't share my passion for God and His Word if I am not reading it, right?!?
Being given a free copy of a devotional for boys, I have found a way to get in a little of God's Word with my child. The devotional is gender specific with the messages written either for a boy or girl. It takes the reader through 365 days of one page devotional messages consisting of:
A short Bible verse – This devotional references the King James Version and several man made translations of the Bible. I always pull my Bible out to read the KJV scripture. It's also good to read directly from your Bible to show your child that it is the ultimate source of God's written word.
A short message – The message gives some commentary on what the Bible scripture says. It sometimes gives a modern day story to emphasize the meaning behind the message. Kids love stories so this really helps the child to listen and take in what the lesson behind the story.
A thought for the day – This is a one or two sentence prompting you (your child) to move or act on what was just read.
A prompt to pray – It leads with “Dear God” and gives a short prayer that parent can pray with the child.
While this book is intended for children ages 4-10, my child is 3 1/2. He will definitely grow into this book as he learns to sit longer and eventually read. We did best with the book when I read it to myself first while he played then talked to him about it while he sat on my lap. I also let him ‘help me find the verse' in the Bible.
About the Book Veggie Tales Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Boys
Every Day with God is the latest 365-day devotional (one for boys and another for girls) from VeggieTales. The updated content and art offer the perfect opportunity for parent and child to share time together each day. Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer. The content will help children learn more about God and develop a daily practice to keep Him close in their lives. The book is perfect for bedtime reading, family devotion time, or as a fresh way to start each day!
Reading Age: 4-7