Sunday, July 22, 2018

Review: God's Blessing Day By Day by Johnny Hunt


GOD'S BLESSING DAY BY DAY
My Daily Devotional for Kids
by Johnny Hunt
Thomas Nelson
Children's Religious
Non-Fiction
ages 4 to 8



Share the blessing of God with your child every day. During the busyness of your day, it can be difficult to find time to sit down with your child and share God's blessings. In this book are valuable lessons on such topics as God's blessings, the gift of Jesus, thankfulness, obedience, being kind, loving others, and many more. God's Word is share using simple language, and the devotions feature charming illustrations. This collection of prayers and devotions written by pastors, children ministers, and other church leaders will teach your child about God's blessings and the joy of spending time with Him every day.




MY TIDBITS

With sweetness and gentle moments, these short devotions are perfect for spending a few minutes every day with children and thoughts on God.

These pages offer one devotion every day for a year. It simply starts with 'Week 1, Monday' making it easy to start any time during the year and still maintain a daily schedule. Each devotion starts with a short title, a verse out of the Bible (from a translation just right for kids), and ends with a very short prayer. To make sure the message is clear and pointed out, a last thought of only a few words is left for kids to take with them. Of course, every page is accompanied by a sweet, cheerful illustration. Each of these depicts cute animals in a simple and gentle situation (like holding a flower or riding a bike). To make everything easy to find, there's a table of contents in the beginning as well as a couple of indexes at the back of the book: one with a list of the contributors and the correlating devotion, and one with a list of the used Bible verse and the page on which they can be found.

The devotions are written in a very simple manner with situations young listeners can easily identify with. Most don't feel preachy but offer food for thought in a way kids understand...and something even adults can consider. The Bible verses come from different translations, each which is pointed out with a short abbreviation, which is explained in the very front of the book in the small type. Obviously, the translations are a personal thing, some being better than others. Most (if not all) of the contributors come from the Baptist church, but the messages in the pages are still general enough to meet most denominations. 

We found the devotions sweet, quick and just right for a pause to think about God and our lives. It offers a warming atmosphere with the kids, doesn't feel pressured but rather natural, and offers great openings for discussions and thoughts. In other words, it's a lovely book to help remind adult/parents to take the time each day to sit with their children and explore the Bible verse and thoughts of God.

I received a complimentary copy through Booklook Bloggers and my children and I enjoy the devotions enough to have us want to leave our honest thoughts.

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