Jeremy V. Jones in his new book "The Action Bible Devotional" published by David C. Cook gives us 52 Weeks of God-Inspired Adventure.
From the back cover: Looking for adventure?
With eye-popping comic illustrations and a week's worth of activities for each Bible story, this one-year devotional gives you real-life ways to meet with God and live out his spiritual adventure every day.
Every week's story includes:
Â· Key Verse--a highlight from the story you just read
Â· X-Ray Vision--thoughts to connect the story with your life
Â· Your Mission--three ideas to put the themes into action
Â· Your Debrief--three questions to spark some brain cells
Â· Mission Accomplished--your place to make notes
It's all about faith in action as you dive into life knowing God is with you. So get ready to read, draw, doodle, create, pray, and discover. The adventure awaits!
Why do we need a new daily devotional? Well first off it is the only devotional with illustrations by Sergio Cariello. Most of us need help to focus our attention. There are so many things that vie for our attention and we juggle so many that, sometimes, we lose sight of what really is important. So we need this devotional to help calm and center us. We can use this in the morning to help focus us on God and His plans for us rather than our plans for the day. We can use this in the afternoon to help re-energize us when the activities of the day have drained us of our energy. We can use this in the evening when we are weary from the world's battering and we need rest and peace in God. "The Action Bible Devotional" is not a time-consuming read. Each devotional starts with a story from The Action Bible, then Key Verse (a highlight from the story you just read), X-Ray Vision (thoughts to connect the story with your life), Your Mission (three ideas to put the themes into action), Your Debrief (three questions to spark some brain cells) and Mission Accomplished (your place to make notes). They are only a few pages in length but they are oh so helpful to properly channel our energies in the right direction. If we use these daily devotionals correctly we will all be the better for it.
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My daughter loves this devotional! I gave it to her as a Christmas present and she is diligent to do her Bible studies weekly. Since it is 52 weekly devotionals, she can work at her own pace and manage her homework accordingly. She is in 2nd grade and also works independently on these. As the oldest, she also encourages her little sister to do the activities with her.