Have you heard of the Jesus Calling Bible Storybook? I am currently reading through this Bible with the kids and we are really enjoying it. Like most Bible storybooks for children, Sarah Young includes a short devotion with each Bible story. However, unlike most devotionals, these are written in first person, as Jesus speaking to the reader.
Hmm. I flipped through and read a bunch of the devotions, and so far I have to say that they all line up just fine with the Bible. In the introduction, she explains that in her personal life her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue as she grew in her time with God. And, she emphasizes that these writings are not inspired like Scripture but they have helped her grow and become more intimate with God. And of course, she published Jesus Calling (which I have not read at all.)
B reading to D about Moses.
One story that I particularly like in Jesus Calling Bible Storybook is Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Often times children's Bibles will water down this story or simply get it wrong. However, Sarah Young nails it. "Our God is able to save us from that furnace, but even if He doesn't, we will serve Him anyway," the men said. Yes!
I have not finished this book. However, I have read through quite a bit so far with my kids. We are not reading it in order either; when we sit down to read it I let different kids pick different stories. We read it and then discuss it aloud. I do have my own classroom :).
Keep reading to see more Jesus Calling books. Oh, and I have to tell you about the upcoming sale. These books are ALL going to be 50% off starting November 14th. What a great opportunity to get a great price.
And are you familiar with twitter parties? On November 14th at 1-2 pm EST there will be a #JesusCalling twitter party. There will be PRIZES! Five participants will win the beautiful 10th anniversary edition of Jesus Calling and a $50 Appreciation Certificate. Five other participants will each win a $50 Appreciation Certificate for a total of 10 prizes during the party! I hope to see you there.
Jesus Calling Devotional for Kids
10th Anniversary Edition
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