Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus By Randy Frazee

They know the story of the Bible, but do they know what it means?

This 90-Day devotional, written by Oak Hills Church pastor Randy Frazee, is part of the church-wide, ground-breaking Believe campaign and encourages children to follow the footsteps of Jesus. Think, Act, Be Like Jesus; A Believe Devotional for Kids shares the message that the more you believe, the more Jesus can change you from the inside out to become the best person you can be.

As children ages 6-10 walk through 90 devotions from the Old and New Testament—they’ll complete a journey that will take them closer to the heart of Jesus and deeper into the words of Scripture. They’ll learn what the Bible has to say about everything from the nature of God and the identity of Jesus, to prayer, worship, and the fruit of the Spirit. Foundational and faith-building, this book can be used by individuals or in conjunction with the all-church campaign.

My Review:

As I opened the colorful cover of this hardbound book, the first good idea I noticed was the presentation page, making this a perfect gift idea. Following are two detailed pages listing the Table of Contents. This devotional covers a wide-range of topics.

Each devotion begins with a Bible verse, followed with an interpretation, and concludes with a short prayer.   Beautifully illustrated by Steve Adams.

Thank you to Booklook for my copy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Precious Moments 5-minute Bedtime Treasury By Precious Moments

Create a Bedtime Tradition in Just 5 Minutes

Delight your little ones with these sweet Precious Moments® characters as you share beloved Bible stories and comforting bedtime scriptures with them.

The five-minute format helps parents create a meaningful bedtime. With paraphrased stories from the International Children’s Bible®, you’ll nurture a love for God’s Word.

Take five minutes before bed to create a special connection with your precious child.

About Precious Moments

Since 1978, Precious Moments has grown into an evergreen brand recognized worldwide, with more than 12.5 million books and bibles sold through Thomas Nelson.

My Review:
How special! Bible stories told in language that little people can understand. Each story ends with a comforting Bible verse.

This is no small book; it's 8" x 11" with a padded cover. It weighs 2.5 pounds. This fully illustrated book opens with a presentation page, making it a perfect gift idea. Two pages are devoted to a family tree. Another page allows the owner a place to record his church record. And there are two pages where prayers may be written. Why, even a sweet ribbon is attached so that you might save your place!

 I can envision parents pulling it from a convenient shelf each night to read a short devotion to their small children. (The publisher suggests ages 3-7, but I think toddlers would welcome a nighttime ritual too.)

Thank you to Booklook for my copy.