Friday, April 24, 2020

Psalms for my Day from Christian Focus Review

{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.}

I have a beautiful children's book to share with you today, Psalms for my Day published by Christian Focus.  This child's praise devotional is geared to be read to children ages 4-6 while children 7-11(and older) can read it themselves.

The younger kids with our new devotional.

A closer view of our hardcover 87 page book.

 Contents of the book

This devotional is inspired from the largest book in the Bible, the book of Psalms.  Psalms for my Day uses a new translation by Bible scholar Alec Motyer.  Motyer devised this translation by studying the original Hebrew words.  When original Hebrew is translated into English is sounds a bit different but I think it really makes us think more about the words and the meaning behind them.  I appreciate this deeper thought.

 Psalm 1: God's Teaching

Each of the 31 devotionals in this book are short with a two page layout.  Each includes a short prayer and is accompanied by beautiful color illustrations by Catherine Pape.  This devotional encourages children to dive into and explore the book of Psalms for themselves.

Psalm 27: God's House

There are a few two page layouts for illustrations thrown in as well.

Psalm 50: Praising God

The end has a small glossary of new words with a brief definition.

Carine MacKenzie did a great job combining Alec Motyer's translation and thoughts with Catherine Pape's breathtaking illustrations.  The devotions are short so it's easier to read them and discuss them with younger children without losing their focus.  I really appreciate the short prayer included with each devotion as it helps children connect each one to themselves and to God.  D and E can both read this to themselves independently during devotional time while I have to read it to the younger boys to discuss.  The older girls can also read it aloud to the boys if we are spending devotional time together which is super fun.  If you are looking for a children's praise devotional or wanting the kids to dig a bit deeper into the Psalms, Psalms for my Day is definitely worth checking out.

 D reading the devotional to the other kids.

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Suzanna @ said...

This looks like a really beautiful book to own. I think my daughter would love it.

Kristen of A Mom's Quest to Teach said...

I like that everyone in the family can enjoy the book. The pictures are so pretty!