Tell Me A Story: Family Devotions

Tell me a Story_Family Devotions

Yep, summer is coming.

Insert screams of glee, tears of joy and nail biting anticipation.

Oh, and frazzled moms and dads wanting to keep kids entertained, educated and not glued to a television set 24 hours a day.

For some of us, non-homeschooling parents, the thought of adding in some content during the would be school day sends us to Pinterest hoping for printables and convenience.  The idea that a bible lesson can be that simple as well is something I was all for.

My 9 year old has complained to me in the past about how hard the bible is to understand.  Now clearly I don’t believe her since she already reads well past her grade level, but nonetheless, I want her to develop a love of THE word and I’ll use just about anything to help her get that love.  It wasn’t long ago, that I reviewed the Under the Sea Bible, which was perfect for my 6 year old, I love that the ESV Family Devotional Bible is for the WHOLE family.

On the surface the Family Devotional Bible is, well, a bible. The ESV translation is similar to King James, but slightly more modern.  I haven’t had this translation before and it was a pleasant change of pace.

But then there’s the devotional part.

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The devotional stories are biblical content in storybook format. With key verses for reference and thought provoking questions like, “How do we know the little girl trusted God even though she lived in a faraway land?” and “Where in your lown life do you see the miraculous power found also in the story?”

There are over 130 of these devotional stories, and I plan to read as many as possible this summer with the kids and let them reflect. The simple language is appropriate for early elementary students, while the ESV Bible will appeal to older kids and teens. It’s the perfect blend!

Do you do devotions with your kids? Let me know in the comments and maybe you might get one of these bibles shipped right to you!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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