Powerful and Fun Devotional for Kids

  I am always looking for a good devotional for my children.  Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids definitely fits the bill. This 365 entry devotional is a perfect way to start out the New Year with the kids.  The layout is aesthetically pleasing because it stays simple--without the busyness often found in children's books.  Each devotional entry begins with a title.  Some examples included "Missionary Calling," "Crazy Love,"  "Big Book of Reminders," and "Misdirected."  They are simple, direct, and pertinent.  The title is followed by a a Bible passage.  Although some of the Bible passages are just a verse, many are several verses, which is nice. Next is an explanation of the Bible verse, an anecdote, advice, or some kind of exhortation. The topics are relevant, something the kids will understand, and also full of rich teaching. Lastly, the devotional for each entry ends with a prayer.  I love that these appear to be conversational:  teaching the kids that prayer is talking with God.  For example, on Day 172, the prayer says, "Lord, it's not easy to keep my mouth shut when other kids are saying mean things. Please remind me to...say only good things..."  Again, the prayers are relevant and definitely something kids experience/encounter.  I highly recommend this great devotional, which the publisher recommends for ages 8-12.

 

Rating:  five out of five stars

 

Book Description

Rick Warren has touched millions of lives with his bestselling books for adults; now, Rick reaches a new generation with the transformational power of God's word.

The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids includes 365 devotions that tie to the themes and ideas found in the bestselling The Purpose Driven Life written by pastor Rick Warren. Written at a third to fourth grade level, each devotion includes a Scripture, short message, and prayer or thought for the day to help kids discover who they are in God’s eyes.

Capturing the hearts of the new generation means ensuring they know their purpose and grow up confident of their value in God and their relationship to Christ.

God created each of his children with a purpose in mind … the time for them is now to, thoughtfully and prayerfully, start their incredible journey to finding that reason.

About the Author

 

Dr. Rick Warren is pastor, author, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist. His book The Purpose Driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 32 million copies. Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980 with his wife, Kay. In addition to a 120-acre campus in Lake Forest, CA, the church has ten satellite campuses in Southern California and three international campuses.

 

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