100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs--Book and CDs
This is a great product for kids+family
We value this devotional a lot because it is simple and easy to understand for our kids (6yrs and 16mths). The graphical illustrations are of very good quality and even our 16months old could relate to them. Every evening, we study this devotional with our kids and play the corresponding track and these all together add color to our family daily devotion.
Above all, the messages are built on God's eternal word of truth with examples that make it simple for our kids to apply them. Even, we (parents) are always blessed with the messages and songs from this devotional.
I recommend this devotional to every family that desires to nourish their young kids with God's word in a simple and fun-filled way.
March 6, 2012
Awesome Devotional for small kids!
I never write reviews on products, but I have to say that we LOVE this book! My 20 month old daughter absolutely loves dancing to the CD and my 2 1/2 year old son is constantly asking if we can "read the Bible and sing!" The stories are so great with the songs provided and the pictures are great too! My kids also love to bow their heads when we say the prayer each day. Definitely a MUST HAVE!
January 30, 2012
Good for younger kids. Quick read, nice pics.
It is said, you must know something really well to explain it really simply. Now, while not everything can be explained simply, I believe this holds quite a bit of truth. That has been a bit of a convicting challenge to me lately. As I study Scripture and theology more and more, IÃ¢ÂÂm excited about the things I am learning. But when faced with the question of how I explain this to my children, I admit, IÃ¢ÂÂm a bit stumped. ThatÃ¢ÂÂs why IÃ¢ÂÂm excited to see tools for helping children grasp some of these concepts (which, quite frankly, sometimes mommies and daddies are still struggling to grasp).
100 Read & Sing Devotions by Stephen Elkins is one such tool weÃ¢ÂÂve recently discovered. As you may astutely surmise, there are 100 short devotionals with colorful illustration and a corresponding song on one of the two CDs that come with the book. Often the write up will give a quick (one or two paragraph) summary of a Bible story. Other times it uses some type of object lesson to teach a theological or moral truth. ThereÃ¢ÂÂs a Bible verse (often ripped out of context Ã¢ÂÂ¦ but IÃ¢ÂÂll let that go for now), a prayer thatÃ¢ÂÂs just a couple of lines and the reference to the song for that day.
Speaking of the songs, letÃ¢ÂÂs turn our attention to the CD. ItÃ¢ÂÂs what you might expect here - Sunday school type songs sung by little children. ItÃ¢ÂÂs the type of CD that makes parents shudder on long car trips. However, the truer review comes when I walk into the living room to see my daughter dancing around with a huge smile beaming on her face. Or when I hear my son singing these songs and realize that some of them are teaching him Bible verses. ThatÃ¢ÂÂs worth a little Ã¢ÂÂow, my ears.Ã¢ÂÂ
All said, this is not the greatest spiritual tool for children, but IÃ¢ÂÂve certainly seen worse.
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October 31, 2011
100 Songs and Devotions
100 Read & Sing Devotions is absolutely wonderful, what better way to share the word of God with your little one, than with a devotional. ItÃ¢ÂÂs richly illustrated by Tim OÃ¢ÂÂConner and the devotions are created by Stephen Elkins. With each devotional, your child will love learning about bible stories and teaching, to hide GodÃ¢ÂÂs word in their little hearts and a prayer. Also, included are two CDÃ¢ÂÂs full of music that goes with each devotional.
This devotional can be used anytime during the day, my four year old daughter like to leaf through the pages while she is listening to the music, some songs she already knows and others she is learning. I read one devotional to my five year old son before we get into his reading in the evenings, because he starts kinder really early in the morning and I donÃ¢ÂÂt like rushing through the devotions. ItÃ¢ÂÂs a very special time for us to spend together and reading the word of God. We are absolutely thrilled to include this devotional into our daily reading.
September 12, 2011