Monday, January 10, 2011

Preschool Devotional Resources

Are you looking for some resources to help your family get into the habit of sharing a regular devotion time together? If so, you may be interested in looking at these books published by The Good Book Company.

Beginning with God: Book 1This is a very basic book designed to be used with The Beginner's Bible or a similar children's Bible. It is a simple tool to guide parents in regular Bible time with preschoolers. It contains key Biblical truths to read and discuss with young children. It also has prayer points at the beginning and end of each lesson to help you and your child cultivate the discipline of prayer. There are activity suggestions to help the parent/teacher make the lesson more memorable and to help continue the conversation beyond the formal reading time. My kids are constantly bringing this book to me and asking me to read them another passage because they like placing the sticker (included with the book) on the page once the lesson has been read.

Like Beginning with God, this resource is designed to be used with The Beginner's Bible and  includes prayer points at the beginning and end of lessons, Biblical truths to read, and discussion questions from the story. Each lesson also has a sticker and coloring page. It's not too late to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas with a resource like this!

These two are very basic for pre-schoolers containing the overall content of the Bible stories. I would recommend using these with The Jesus Storybook Bible or The Big Picture Story Bible so as to help the little ones see the Gospel in all of the Bible. The greatest asset of these guides (in my opinion) are they prayer points and activity suggestions. I think they would be especially helpful to those who aren't comfortable doing this type of thing with their child.

Personally, I would like to have seen more reference to the Gospel in these books.  However, they do state the truth about Christ's Lordship clearly. Check out the book samples at the links above and see if these might be a good fit for your family!

*Many thanks to The Good Book Company for sending me these books in exchange for my honest opinion!

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