September 13, 2016

Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional

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When it comes to stories of Jesus' birth, life, and death most of us turn to the New Testament, but did you know that the Old Testament also contains several hints to the coming of God's son? Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. It's not only important for adults to know that, but children, as well. I've recently had the opportunity to experience a new devotional that helps children understand that the promise of Jesus' love can be found not only in the New Testament, but the Old Testament, as well.


ABOUT THE BOOK:
There are hundreds of clues and promises about Jesus in the Old Testament, which are fulfilled in the New Testament. Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional helps 8-12 year olds understand these revealing verses about Jesus from the beginning of the Bible to the end. Each devotional includes a Scripture, an explanation, and a prayer for reflection to help children discover that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Jesus is a promised fulfilled for all of us. God promised he would send a deliverer, and He did. Jesus is ready and waiting for you.

Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional is a beautiful hardcover that contains a year's worth of meaningful devotions to fill the hearts of children with God's word, each one mentioning His son. Every devotion in the book has a title and begins with a small passage from the Bible. The thought of the day is comprised of a few easy to read paragraphs catered to older children (ages 8 through 12), followed by a small prayer that connects what was just read. This set up makes it easy to fit in a quick devotion, even on the busiest of days.




Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.John 14:6


Even though this is a children's devotional, I personally enjoyed reading it myself. The first devotion begins with Genesis and follows through with the last one ending in Revelation. Even with the devotions that connect events from the Old Testament, the main focus is still Jesus' love and sacrifice to save us.

One example of this is the devotion set for Day 127, which involves one of my favorite books in the Bible, Esther. This devotion describes Esther's bravery for being able to get up the courage to go in and speak with the king even though it was strictly prohibited and could have resulted in her death. The king spared her life, and the sacrifice that she made helped save thousands of Jews. A comparison is then given about Jesus, and his even greater bravery to make the ultimate sacrifice in being put to death in order to save us from sin.

Jesus: A 365 Devotional is an excellent dedication to our Lord and Savior that highlights His existence all the way back from creation. This is a special daily devotional that will help remind children that Jesus is and always has been there!


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4 comments:

Abbie said...

Thanks for this post. I bought one from Amazon for Addison (Michelle's). She loves her bedtime stories. I just know she'll love this book. Thanks again!!!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

That's awesome! The book is written for older children in mind, but it's definitely one she can grow with. :-D

Here are some more suggestions: http://www.oureverydayharvest.com/search/label/Toddler

Michelle should also sign Addison up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (http://imaginationlibrary.com). Once the account is validated, she will receive a free age-appropriate book every month.

Abbie said...

Got it. :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Yay! I hope she enjoys it! :-D

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