I feel the same way about kid and family devotion books as I do about Bible storybooks: I think most of them are stupid.
I feel like most Bible storybooks (with the exception of the Jesus Storybook Bible, of course) are watered down versions of the Bible that don’t share much truth or power. Most devotion books I read through seem to be written by curriculum writers or an author who thought, “Hey, I should write a kids’ devotional book. That might sell.”
I was asked to review Mealtime Devotions and I said yes because it’s part of Adventures in Odyssey (my fave!) and written by Tricia Goyer (one of my heroes). After a few days of doing the devotions with the kids, I emailed Tricia because I had a sneaking suspicion that Tricia actually tried these devotions out on her kids. And whadya’ know? She did! Her kids were 5, 7 and 10 when she wrote this and (and!) she was also involved in her church’s children’s ministry at the time. (<–see why I love her?!)
I love using a book that was actually crafted for parents by parents. Anywhoo, I can’t believe how much I like this book and could talk all day about it–so much so, I decided to do a vlog for you! Here’s a scant 4 minutes of me talking your ear off about how we use this book at home…
If you don’t have time to chat (*sniff*), here’s a brief rundown:
1. I love this book.
2. My kids love this book.
4. It’s written by Tricia Goyer and Crystal Bowman, not by John Avery Whittaker who is a fictional character.
Do you do family devotions? Any recommendations?
affiliate links included. i was sent this book to facilitate this review. opinions my own.