Every Day with Jesus: 365 Devotions for Kids by Pastor Dr. Charles Stanley is his first ever devotional for children. It is adapted from his book Every Day in His Presence, Every Day with Jesus and is coordinated with his devotional for adults. The coordination makes it so children and adults in the same family can discover the same theme and scripture on the same exact day. This coordination beautifully opens the door for conversation within the family unit. However, this book stands well on its own if you don’t have the one for adults.
There is no introduction of how to use this book pages to read before starting out. This book begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st. The devotions are one per page, each with a title, scripture verse, short reading, an ending prayer, and a simple application to apply what was learned that day. Scripture is taken from the International Children’s Bible version.
The book is perfect for boys or girls. The front cover features a child floating above the ground in air balloon with a bird and dog. The child is looking through a spyglass and this depicts seeking and finding truth like they would in this devotional. There is an air balloon image which is blurred out as the backdrop on many of the pages inside. There aren’t any other illustrations to point out.
A ribbon bookmark is bound into the book to keep place till the next reading. In the back of the book, there are quite a few lined pages to jot down whatever one would prefer like important dates, scriptures, and truths reaped from the readings that stood out. There is a short about the author page to read.
Each days devotion can be read in a few minutes which is perfect for before school or in the evening house before bed. Though the reading is short, it packs a powerful punch. I felt the devotionals were applicable to the intended age range and love the fact you can tie these into family devotional time if you have the other book I mentioned above. You can start wherever you’d like since the book isn’t dated with the year just the month and day.
The hardcover format is nice. The size isn’t too big or small ideals for a bedside table or backpack. The glossy type pages aren’t fragile.
Overall, this is a reasonably good devotional that I am glad to be sharing with my children. I recommend it!
Required Federal Trade Commission disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the BookLook blogger review program in exchange for an honest review.