If you asked my older children their favorite subject school I am more than certain they’d chime back with a reply that it is Science. I’m not surprised by this because I know children (and adults! ) are all about discovering new things, learning how things work, and determining how that information could be applied where applicable. This type of discovering is much like learning to be a Christian and growing to be more like Jesus! So when I heard about Louie Giglio’s latest book ” Indescribable 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science”, that pair these two very impact subjects together, I knew it would be the perfect book for my family.
I’m Not A Scaredy Cat by well-known author Max Lucado is a book for every child. In this tale, children will learn to rely upon and speak to God when they are afraid. No matter how big or seemingly small or silly to some the fright could be, children will rest easier knowing God hears and knows. A reassurance from this story about their great God will bring comfort to their mind and heart.
Jesus Always 365 Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young is geared toward boys and girls ages 8-12 years old. This devotion is different than most as it is written in a way as if God is speaking to the reader directly. The author explains her writing style and sticking as close to scripture as possible. So instead of the common use of He, words are used such as I, Me, My, and Mine as Jesus. When speaking to the reader the word you and your are used. It’s very personal and it’s one of my favorite writing styles.
“Draw 50 OutSpace” by Lee J. Ames with Erin Harvey is a step-by-step drawing book that will appeal to any space enthusiast. In this book, one is prompted to mimic the making of space-themed pictures. There are astronauts, space stations, rockets, planets, space rocks, satellites, rovers, and a plethora of other space-themed things.
The holiday season is right around the corner, are you ready? I feel it’s important to not get lost in the hustle and bustle and to reflect on the true reason why as a Christian I celebrate this holiday. One of my favorite ways to reflect is through creating whether that be cooking, craft, drawing, or coloring!
Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share By: Lacy Mucklow and Bethany Robertson is a great way for those that enjoy drawing to connect together. This book is designed for a mother and child to express their feelings through art side by side. Ages six through 15 seems to be the best fit, in my opinion.