This is gift type book for boys. It gives topics, like "Making Each Day Count," "Obeying Your Parents," and "God Needs Boys." Each topic gets a two page spread (this is a smaller, hardcover book.) Under the topic heading, a short rhyme introduces the idea. Then appropriate Bible verses are listed with fun illustrations.This would be nice for family devotions, if you want to add your own discussion and prayers. You could choose a topic, read all the verses or just choose a few, then talk about it and pray together. I think it could be a great spark for family discussions.It is visually appealing with a contemporary color scheme (that appeals to me) and fun illustrations that will appeal to little boys.I think pre-readers to early elementary would most like this book.I'm looking forward to giving this to my nephews.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
God's Promises for Boys By Jack Countryman & Amy Parker is a wonderful book for young boys and is packed with scripture from front to back. My son is too young to really understand these words on his own, but it is never too soon to start reading these scriptures and planting the seeds of the Word. The illustrations are adorable and the quotes at the beginning of each scripture are fitting and understandable for young ones. With kid-friendly topics like, "God's Promises When...You Want to Be Cool", "God's Promises About...The Man You'll Grow Up to Be", and "God Wants You To...Influence Your World", this book will be a go-to for topical scripture searches for our son. Love it!
Having two little boys (and two girls) I'm always looking out for books that can be fun and encouraging to them -- ones that will lead their hearts towards Christ.Both hubby and I sat down and looked through this book. This 127 page book was loaded with goodies! We both agreed that it's loaded with scripture and something that our boys can learn from. We loved how it included the topic, a cute little rhyme and than the verses for us to either read out of the book or look up together with our boys. I mean how can you go wrong when it's based on God's Word right?I like that I could pick and choose topics like a concordance, so if we were dealing with a certain subject it was easy to find and pull out verses rather than a straight read through. I think that is useful and it will stay longer at our house because of that!We are stoked to start this book with our boys for their bedtime devotional. Not to mention the graphics/cartoons are cute and very boy friendly! My 5 year old was trying to draw them out too! We also appreciate that each devotion is short and sweet, so it will hold our boys attention!This would make a great gift/prize book for families, as well as just a nice devotionals for parents to read with their boys. Tommy Nelson also puts out a "God's promises for girls" as well, which I need to get my hands on!**review copy provided by Book Sneeze!
As the Dad of two young boys, I am always looking for additional materials to use in discipling my sons. That's why I was pleased to have the opportunity to review God's Promises for Boys written by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker and published by Tommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers.The concept of the book is quite basic. The book is divided into sections (God's Promises When...; God's Promises About Jesus; and five others). In support of each promise, the authors include a four-line poem, a cartoon illustration by Richard Watson that relates to the promise and 3-4 verses from the International Children's Bible.Upon receiving the book, I was surprised there was not more to it. After reading the book, I felt the same way. While the Scriptures listed are always applicable (not just for boys, but people of all ages), I expected more than a book of brief poems, possibly a book containing inspiring biographical sketches or stories of fulfilled promises. This book might be best used as a conversation starter with young boys. I've shared the book with my sons and while we have used it in our nightly devotional time on occasion, I do not anticipate that it will become part of our regular rotation before bedtime. I reviewed this book in conjunction with Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program, was not compensated for this review and the opinions expressed are solely mine.
In similar format and spirit to other titles on our shelves (God's Power for Fathers and The Bible Promise Book), God's promises...for boys... is a 127-page volume packed with topics and relevant Scriptures especially geared to engage boys and relate to them on a spiritual level. The plentiful and sweet illustrations are very appealing, and all three of my sons (ages 10, 5, and 3) enjoy the contents of this book. And what a pleasure it is to read aloud with them. Each section begins with a short rhyme explaining the topic then lists relevant Scriptural promises. It's easy to read several sections at a time or find a section that addresses a particular issue with which you are dealing. Topics cover a wide range of God's precious promises from His Word and include:God's Promises When You Are AfraidGod's Promises About Praying for OthersGod's Promises about Jesus - He is Your SaviorGod Wants you To Stay Strong!God's Love Never ChangesThe book uses Scripture from the International Children's Bible. I was not familiar with this translation, but I appreciate the simpler word choices in this type of format. There is a presentation page which makes it a perfect gift for that special little boy in your life. Highly recommended.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.