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You know how it’s great to encourage children to develop the necessary habit of spending time with the Lord God? Every Day with Jesus is a lovely devotional written by Charles F. Stanley to help us do just that. Help our children read God’s word and then to think about it for a while. It’s a pivotal part of Christian Parenting.
Every Day with Jesus has a balloons theme, balloons on the cover and scattered on the pages throughout. Each day starts with a one verse reading. These verses are taken from both the Old and New Testaments. The devotions are one per page. Each devotion has a title, scripture verse, short reading, an ending prayer, and an application point. Scripture is mostly taken from the International Children’s Bible version. Other translations used are: NKJV, NIV, NLT and NCV.
Most of the time I could easily find the connection between the scripture, but on the odd page I was stumped. It is admittedly one of my pet peeves with devotionals, when the scripture passage used doesn’t connect with the devotion given. May 7 was one such day.
Author Charles F Stanley is a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a Baptist minister who has written more than 60 books. He is the founder of In Touch Ministries. This is his first devotional meant just for children. He wrote this children’s devotional to coordinate with the adult version “Every Day in his Presence”. It is for the most part, a very good devotional. He’s changed the readings to reflect the language and interests of children.
I like this devotional. For the most part the readings fit the text (though not always). They are short and sweet, include a prayer and close with a main thought to talk about over the course of the day. The short length makes it a good devotional for elementary aged children. Depending on the age of your children they could use this devotional independently, but it’s often good with younger elementary children to do devotions with them to help them understand God’s word and to answer questions they may have.
Every Day with Jesus Charles F. Stanley Hardcover, devotional, 365 devotions Elementary children. Reviewed for: BookLookBloggers. Where to find: Amazon Link.