Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. While we go to church every week (now twice a week), we don’t spend a lot of time in devotions. I was recently given the chance to review The Action Bible Anytime Devotions by David C Cook, and I and the kids really enjoyed it. We’ll be adding this to our regular religious reading.
About The Action Bible Anytime Devotions
This devotional is 193 pages and is packed full of colorful illustrations that are sure to engage kids. The book is designed for ages 8 to 12 and helps them navigate difficult situations through real-life examples and Bible wisdom.
The book has eight main themes:
However, the themes aren’t arranged by chapter. Rather, they are interspersed throughout the 90 devotionals in the book.
Each devotional has a title and then five distinct parts.
A Bible Verse
The first part is a Bible verse. For instance, the devotional, “When to Be Different” under Strength, quotes the Bible verse Romans 12:2.
The second part is a scenario that the child can relate to and that let’s readers know others have gone through the same thing. For instance, in the devotional, “For Times When You’re Angry” under Trust, the opening starts with the anger the reader has likely felt if a brother or sister broke something he or she owned.
The God, Bible or Religious Figure Connection
The third part talks about what you’re feeling and connects it to God or the Bible.. For example, in the devotional, “When to Be Different,” this section talks about John the Baptist and how he wasn’t afraid to be different.
Steps to Take
The fourth part gives advice or steps to take in your current situation. In “For Times When You’re Angry,” the devotional asks kids to think of what provokes their anger and how they can avoid those situations. They are also given a prayer to say to God specifically to help them deal with their anger, and then the devotional offers strategies kids can use in the future to avoid this situation.
Take It Further
The fifth section of the devotional gives kids a Bible passage to read related to the topic of the devotional.
How We Used this Book
I was surprised how much we liked this book! We read a devotion together three to four times a week and talked about the lesson. I especially liked that my tween could relate to many of the topics in this book.
The Action Bible Anytime Devotions is a good way to bring the Bible to life for your children and make it more relatable to their current struggles. I would guess that even kids older than 12 would enjoy using this devotional.
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