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I was given the chance to try out The Action Bible Anytime Devotions by David C Cook. The book can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Action-Bible-Anytime-Devotions-Anywhere/dp/0830778985/ref=sr_1_2?. You can also visit the David C Cook's website here https://davidccook.org/. This is a devotional designed just for kids. Its filled with 90 different devotions that cover topics that kids may encounter in daily life. Topics such as honesty, anger, listening, fear and many more. The simple prayers are easy for kids to understand and remember so when they face challenging choices in life they can fall back on lessons learned in this devotional.
The girls started reading this devotional a few days a week before bed. We like how the table of contents is written. The table of contents is broken down by chapter and verse but it also gives your child a suggestion for when they might need the verse. Some examples are "Like Whenever you fear (trust)- Jeremiah 17:7-8", "When There's a Bully (Hope)- 1 Samuel 86:5-7", When You need a Plan( Trust)- Jeremiah 29:11-13, When you feel like hiding (Courage)-Genesis 3:8-9, When you are lonely(Love)-Genesis 1:27. By having the table of contents broken down this way it allows the girls to zero in on a topic they might be having trouble with.
I really let the girls just explore this book and choose the chapters that they felt drawn to.The girls went straight to the - When There's a Bully chapter. I thought they chose this chapter because Little Bit has had some trouble with a boy in her martial arts class. This chapter is based on Samuel 86:5-7. The other chapter they seemed most drawn to is the Whenever you fear(trust)- Jeremiah 17:7-8. The chapters are only a couple of pages long so the girls have time to fit these devotionals in between activities or before bed. Each chapter gives the child a story to relate to then has some examples of Bible stories with a similar problem. It then helps children to apply it to their situation. Giving them some suggestions or advice on ways to handle it. They are also given a guided prayer to practice. Which the girls found helpful when they were unable to find the words. Lastly each chapter gives them a Take it Farther suggestion. This tells them where they can find other stories in The Action Bible that might relate to the same or similar theme that encourage readers and praise God.
We describe the illustrations in this book as comic book style which seems to be poplar with kids in this age range. The girls are very much into art and drawing at the moment felt like they were very detailed illustrations and were pleased to see that they were not outdated pictures. We took a look at who the illustrator was and discovered he has illustrated some of the girls favorite Marvel Comics and DC Comics. The girls like to discuss what they think is happening in the illustrations before beginning the lesson. Then as they progress through the lesson they will discuss what the illustration is actually depicting.
Over all this is a great affordable anytime devotional. I love that its easy for them to relate to and that they can read and understand it on there own. The illustrations are top notch and we look forward to finishing up this great little devotional.