Friday, October 2, 2015

Time for Family Meal-Time Devotions

Family devotion time. Great idea. Where do we start? I'd say start with "101 Family Meal-Time Devotions" by Greg Johnson.  Why? This devotions is different in the fact that it's short reading, but it will open a can of worms (too gross for dinnertime?), can of beans. There's just too many ways it can go in different directions in a very good way. Isn't it what you would like; to open conversations with family, especially with kids about everything, including faith?


Great format with 3 sections for each devotion. The first is the "What If...", scenarios that opens up the conversation. It's usually about 2-3 paragraphs long (a few longer) and you can take turns reading it. (Of course, I would suggest parents taking a peek over the material first and see if it poses any reading issues in terms of vocabulary for younger kids).  Next we have the "Questions to Think On...". Usually about a handful to get the conversation going. Of course, feel free to use whichever one, and if the conversation goes towards one direction, let it be.  And finally, the  Biblical aspect of it, titled "What Does God Have to Say"? One or two Bible verses to read aloud.  What do you think? Easy enough? 

Besides the format, what I love about it the most is the content. The main theme of these devotions focuses on building character and and instilling Christian values.  If you need a conversation starter during dinner time, check this book out. If you want to spend time as a family and have a deeper understanding of their thoughts, check this book out.  Though, please be aware that this is targeted towards families with children (ages 6-12), not just couples or families with grown children (teens and older). Come dinner time, I think it's time for "101 Family Meal-Time Devotions".  

Released Date: October 1, 2015

To purchase a copy:  Amazon, ChristianBook 

NOTE: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from the publisher, Go Tandem, and Imprint of Barbour Publishing through Net Galley for an honest review. 

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