Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book Review: Whit's End Mealtime Devotions

If your family loves Adventures in Odyssey then you are sure to love the new Whit's End Mealtime Devotions by John Avery Whittaker ("with help from Crystal Bowman and Tricia Goyer").  It includes 90 devotions that will get your family talking about principles found in the Bible.  The format is a fun mealtime theme with an "appetizer," "main course," and "vitamins and minerals" which is verse from Scripture.

There are specific devotions for many different holidays as well as a whole section of themed devotions such as "pirate night," backward night," and "family discovery night."  These themed devotions include ideas for making this a special family time.  And who wouldn't love ideas to help with that. 

Our son is only in preschool so this won't work for us quite yet.  But families with children old enough to listen to the radio show (maybe 4-11 years old. . . or older) will enjoy this book.  The strength of this book is that it is a springboard.  If you are hoping to just read a page out of a book at dinnertime for family devotions - this is not for you.  This book will get your children asking questions and thinking and considering concepts from God's Word.  And that lends itself to a terrific teaching opportunity for parents.  That doesn't sound like boring family devotions to me - and I think many families will enjoy this book. 

Children naturally have questions and when it comes to spiritual things, we want our children to be able to freely ask those questions. I am glad that this book provides a fun opportunity for that to happen.

5 out of 5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I am not obligated to give a positive review.

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