Honesty time!!! I need help when it comes to talking to my kids about God. Not just talking to them about God but putting it in a way they will understand and relate to. To me it can be overwhelming at times because there are even days that I have trouble figuring out what God is trying to do in my life let alone my kids. So then we find Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions. Wow, my kids got excited. So first about the book:
When you sit down to dinner with your family, what’s on the menu? Cold stares? Stale prayers? The same leftover questions about the day’s activities? Get everybody talking by serving up some spiritual food! Encouraging conversation and learning, more than 160 soul-nourishing devotions will feed the minds and hearts of young and old alike. Part of Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey series!
Let me just say that it is no secret we love Adventures in Odyssey. We have listened to many of their adventures. When my kids watched my husband pull the devotional out at dinner there were actual smiles. I will be the first to admit that since we started homeschooling the “What did you do at school today?” question has taken on a whole new dynamic. This devotional was different from some others that we have used before. Alright I will be honest, it was just fun.
One of the biggest things that I loved about this devotional is that you could take the “five course meal” and either do it all in one night or turn it into a couple of days worth of discussions. The topics were easy enough for my four year old, yet we could make it harder for our ten year old.
Another thing I loved were the holiday devotionals. I can pull this book back out at the holidays and use it again and again. One of the things that I love about devotionals such as these is that they can be pulled out once a year and the answers change as the kids get older. This is a book that can grow with your children as well.
If you haven’t discovered the land of Odyssey it is a must. There radio programs, fiction books and devotionals are all a must for any parent looking to instill values and morals in their children.
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion. No other goods were exchanged.