We have really been enjoying all the titles from The Beginners Bible this year and I really appreciate that Zondervan offers options for all different ages and stages. With a seven year old, six year old and one year old; they are all at very different stages of life. My seven year old reads on his own, my six year old is learning and my one year old loves to be read to!
This latest title Kid-Sized Devotions is geared towards children six and under so since it’s close to all three ages, I thought this would be great for our family devotions. I have my seven year old read to the rest of us for his required nightly reading and my six year old has started to follow along!
These devotions are what I would classify as short and sweet! In fact, they are almost TOO short but we still like to read them together. There are 365 designed to read one a day for a year and they are all about a page long. That page includes a Bible verse(s), picture and short recap of that story. It finishes each page with a statement like for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego it says We do not need to be scared, Lord.
While the devotions are super short, they provide the opportunity to discuss further. For example, for this we talked about what my kids are scared of, why they are scared and how they can pray for peace and comfort.
I have sometimes found when my kids want to dig deeper they like to look up the verse it begins with and read the story in it’s entirety. This is great for getting context and the big picture.
While these Kid-Sized Devotions are almost a little too short for us, they are still a great way to discuss a Bible story each day and opens the door for deeper discussions.
About the Book
Based on the bestselling The Beginner’s Bible brand, The Beginner’s Bible: Kid-Sized Devotions is perfect for children 6 and under. The simple connections to scripture make the content relevant and understandable for young readers, while the colorful illustrations are sure to be a delight. Each of the 365 devotions has a theme to which the Scripture, story, and art relate. It’s the perfect starting point for children as they develop a stronger relationship with God, to cuddle-up with parents or enjoy at church or daycare.
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