Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Devotions for kids

I love routine! Love it! In the summer our routine is a little more lax, but with school right around the corner it is time to start thinking about our morning routine. I started today easing the kids into what the mornings will look like in 2 weeks. We get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, have devotions and get out the door. I love doing devotions in the morning because it feels like we get the day focused right away. I know in the past I have a had a hard time figuring out what books to use to best focus our attention on the Lord. I decided today I would give you a few ideas of books I have used and would like to try.

1. The Bible - Pretty obvious, but I think there our so many books out about the Bible or how to study the Bible that it is easy to not just read the Bible.
2. Step into the Bible by Ruth Graham - I love this. It takes you through the 100 stories in the Bible with a devotion attached. It is great!
3. Kid Devos' - This is a series of devotion books that focus on different Biblical theme. We have done the self-control book but there are many to choose from.
4. The One Year Devotions for Kids - This book has a story that focus on a scripture reading, memory verse and application questions for an entire year.
5. Real Life Devotional Bible for Kids - A book that takes 5 fictional characters to help tweens relate scripture to their real life.
6. My First Message Bible - We have this Bible and it is great! I know I already said reading through the Bible is a super good choice. Which this does, but through the stories it has questions. At the end of each story it has questions, a little "project" to do and a prayer.
7. Max Lucado's Children's Daily Devotional Bible - Who doesn't love Max!? His book offers 366 daily devos, great prayers of the Bible, memory verses, topical articles on things like forgiveness, heaven and faith.
8. Jesus Calling for kids - I have done the Jesus Calling and it is one of my favorites. I think this is a promising devotional book. Sarah Young writes as if God is speaking to you. It is very powerful.
9. Training Hearts, Teaching Minds - I have not personally done this book, but I have friends who have and love it.
10. One Year of Dinner Table Devotions and Discussion Starters - I understand that the morning is not the best time for everyone to do devotions so here is an options for dinner time.

If you have done any of these books I would love your feedback. If there are others that you like I would also love to hear about those too!

Today I am linking up with Oh Amanda and Top Ten Tuesday!


Bluerose said...

I haven't used any that you have listed...yet! I'll have to check some of these out!
I was recently blessed to review the Bible storybook, "My First Hands-On Bible" and it is truly awesome. I have a new favorite gift idea! I've got to get the one for older kids. I'd love to see how it is.

Emily said...

Thanks for the great list! I'll have to look into some of those. When we start school again and our morning routine I plan to read through Proverbs in a month, then maybe do a month of something else, then come back to Proverbs. Something along those lines. We'll see. I will definitely be checking back here to look at these again!