Monday, July 8, 2019

Review: The Very Best Hands-On Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions by:Shoemaker

 The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions: 52 Activities Your Kids Will Never Forget
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
As parents hoping to raise godly children, we may understand the importance of regular family devotions. However, we may find it difficult to get our kids (or even ourselves) fully engaged. But what if devotions looked less like sitting in the living room listening to someone read and trying to pry answers out of reluctant kids and more like, say, electrocuting a pickle? Or converting a leaf blower into a toilet paper launcher? Or lighting toothpaste on fire?

These hands-on, kinda dangerous, totally unforgettable object lessons (along with nearly fifty others) are not only more fun than other family devotions--they actually deliver the spiritual impact you desire for your kids. They'll even get dads and any too-cool-for-this-stuff teens jazzed about a weekly family devotional time.

So put away the flannelgraph, get out the safety goggles, and start bringing the truths of Scripture to vivid life in your household. Just remember to change out of your Sunday clothes first.

My Review:
 We have done family devotions for a number of years. Its harder now that our children are getting older and moving in different directions. Our family is about to lose one due to our oldest enlisting in the Air Force. Our next oldest is about to graduate high school so we have a lot going on too much for devotion time anymore. That hurts this old mama's heart. I liked doing it right before bed during family prayer time so I could get their focus right before they close their eyes for the night.

 A lot goes into the planning for our family on what a devotional should include. I didn't always pick kid friendly or family friendly types of devotionals. I picked relevant type devotionals. It had to relate to my family in some way whether it was as a group or individually. We are very hands on or activity driven this devotional is more like that. But, you dont have to do the activities to invest in your family's Christian walk so understanding that before getting started, in my opinion is very important.

 They are 52 different devo's to dig in to. The lessons are only a few pages long and they consist of a theme, things you'll need, advance prep, running the activity, teaching the lesson, and summing it up. If some of the subject matter is questionable there will be a not about it from the author. It is a meaty resource and activity driven families would probably really enjoy it.

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