A Real Gem
52 Weekly Devotions For Families Called To Serve by Karen Whiting – wow what an absolute gem for families. It is beautifully presented with colour to draw the reader in. It is recommended for families with children aged 4 – 12 years but I think you could push those boundaries as you are never too old or too young to learn about God. The devotional is aimed at families who serve but all families would benefit from time spent with God.
As the title suggests there are 52 devotions to cover the whole year. There is no official starting point so you can begin at any time of year. Each devotion has a family beatitude, focus and weekly Bible verse as a header. Then there are activities, a read aloud devotion and a Bible story connection. Then there are Biblical quotes with discussion points or questions as starting points for conversation. Each devotion ends with scrapbook suggestions, tips and a prayer. It may sound like a lot but each devotion is spread over just four pages for the whole week. You can do as much or as little as you have time for.
So much is contained within a handy handbag sized devotion. I think it is absolutely brilliant. I think not only is it perfect for families but it would be perfect for Sunday schools to work through too.
52 Weekly Devotions is just fabulous. I love everything about it – from the size of the book to the feel of the paper, the font and the use of colour. Everything about it screams fun – and that is what children need to learn, that knowing about God can be fun. He has our best interests at heart. Our children need to know about God and draw close to Him in a relationship. Our children need to love God and love others. We need to love God and love others.
This devotional is utterly brilliant – I cannot praise it highly enough. I wish it had been around when our children were small. Do not miss out – for the sake of your children’s walk with God, please buy your copy (or copies) today.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.