Friday, March 15, 2013

Whit's End Mealtime Devotions

"Whit's End Mealtime Devotions" is a compilation of 90 devotions based around family mealtime, put together by Focus on the Family. Each devotion offers a prayer for mealtime, which is short and perfect for young children who can learn to memorize some of their favorite prayers. Each devotion then offers an "appetizer", which is some fun fact(s), trivia, or a short story/activity that relates to mealtime.

Each devotional also offers what is labeled as the "main course", which discusses how Biblical principles or a particular Bible story can be tied into your life. It offers a story, suggests reading, and offers follow up questions that the whole family can take part in. Then, there is also the "table talk" section of the devotionals, that offers discussion questions based on the earlier sections in the devotional. Lastly, the devotional offers the "vitamins and minerals" section, which is a bible verse that coordinates with the topics discussed in the devotion.

What I thought was great about this book is that is encourages family time, and open discussion. The devotions are well written, and are simple enough for even young children to be able to understand and take part in. I also liked the Bible verse at the end of the devotion, which encourages memorization for children as well as adults.

I would highly recommend this devotional to any family looking to incorporate a devotion into their daily routine. What's great about this book is that it helps children learn a variety of mealtime prayers, and also encourages family interaction over the Bible!

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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