I’ll be honest with you right up front. It all started with a garage sale. One Friday morning, I happened upon this little treasure, “The One Year Book Of Devotions for Kids.” I picked it up with the plan of reading it with my daughter someday.
The someday started her Kindergarten year. While she ate breakfast, I would grab the book and read a devotional thought for the day. It took only a few minutes. I always included the Scripture verse at the end of the story. God’s Holy Word.
Devotionals quickly became a habit for us. We read one most mornings. We end our day with one as well.
I realize looking back that devotionals were my beginning too. We had one book I read so often its pages became brittle. In high school, I even wrote a few devotionals myself for a local organization.
I took “Our Daily Bread” to college with me.
Long before I ever fell in love with Scripture, I read devotionals. They helped explain passages that could at times seem over my head.
They made Bible verses applicable to kids just like me. That’s why I like them for my daughter too. They are a starting place to making the Bible a daily part of her routine.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Jesus Storybook Bible - This one is a go-to baby shower gift for me. I warn you, though, read it with a box of Kleenex nearby. As this book reminds you, Jesus appears in every story of the Bible. From the beginning.
The One Year Devotions for Kids - It's where we got our start. And still a favorite. Simple stories. Great discussion. Leaves you with a Bible verse. We read this one to get the school day going right.
Step Into the Bible: 100 Family Devotions to Help Grow Your Child’s Faith - Written by Ruth Graham, based on a collection of biblical stories used by four generations of the Graham family. You had me at the Graham family.
The Action Bible Devotional - My sister-in-law gave us this treasure for Christmas last year. This "comic strip" style book goes through the Bible chronologically. Full of great illustrations and very true to the actual events. We read this one at night before bedtime.
Those are our favorites right now. But really, Family Christian has aisles of good devotion books and kids' Bibles to choose from for your family. When I go in to select our next one, I spend at least an hour browsing. I stopped in to the store on Black Friday and they even had some on the bargain tables! And this month, they have select kids Bibles and devotionals 50% off. Here are a few we have our eye on:
Brave Girls Bible Stories - The cover screams "girlie." That caught my daughter's eye initially. But the content is there too. Along with discussion topics.
Grace for the Moment: 365 Devotions for Kids - Written by Max Lucado. He's been teaching me for years. With this one, he can teach our children as well.
Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids - The adult version is a common gift from women to women. Now, they've come out with a kids' version. Great food for thought. Timeless truths.
Click on these links to start shopping. Or get thee to a Family Christian Store. Get your family started on a fresh quest for God’s Word. Today.
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