Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kingdom Family Devotional by Tony Evans and Jonathan Evans
52 Weeks of Growing Together
This is a 5 day a week devotional with a different theme for each week. The themes include: love, respect, purity, money, prayer, servanthood, integrity, perseverance, giving, maturity, communication, hard work, and 42 more. Each theme is broken out over the five days with different Bible readings for each day. Wednesdays, or Day Three, tends to focus a lot more on different Scripture and is called "Wednesday in the Word." Fridays, or Day 5, focuses more on fun projects for the weekend and is called "Fun Friday", though not every Friday features a fun activity. Different activities include drawing a picture to look like a family tree for the week that talks about family, creating prayer jars for the week on prayer, making lemonade to see how the water changes for the week that talks about discipleship.While I didn't read every reading, it seems like there are some interesting stories scattered throughout.
The purpose of the book is to help parents use it as a tool "to instill biblical truth and spiritual values in the minds and hearts of the next generation." Let's have the parents instilling correct truths into our children instead of whatever they glean from their friends, TV, or other forms of social media.
I am impressed with the book. It is a nice-looking hardcover book that is normal book size. It would fit very well with a Bible to keep handy for having devotions. I will say that the pretty picture of the family walking through grass that is pictured on the front of this book is actually just a small paper cover about 1/3 the size of the book. I think with regular use, you would want to remove it for ease of use.
I am hoping this is a book we will be able to use as a family once our child(ren) are a bit older. It can easily be tweaked to fit each family's needs. For example, the first fun activity was dancing to a song. While our kids might get into this, I'm not so sure I would, so I think I would edit that. :) :) But then, maybe I should branch out a bit too.
I was given this book by Tyndale House Publishers. I am not required to write a positive review.
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