Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.
Just to jump right into it, let me say I’m thoroughly impressed by this devotional book for kiddos! The more you know someone, the more intimate your relationship becomes. What better way to encourage children in seeking God than to study His names?
Each devotional has a name of God it focuses on, such as “Bread of Life” or “The Lord is My Banner.” It begins with a Biblical reference (which could lead the parents to further discussion if desired) and then goes right into a story which relates to the topic (the particular name of God).
There is a written out prayer, which I also love because it is just one more way for a child to learn how to have those quiet times with God — whether they hear their parents saying it or whether they’re working through this devotional on their own (which is definitely doable for an older child).
Additionally, each day’s study has a couple questions to promote discussion (if in a family setting) or further thoughts (if studying alone). These aren’t always super deep but, rather, a good mixture. For example, on a page studying “Bread of Life,” it asks, “What are your favorite foods?” followed by “What do you think heaven will be like?” On a page studying “God of All Comfort,” it asks, “What are some of the ways people are different from one another?” and “What are some of the ways all people are alike?”
Lastly, there is a “Go Deeper” section which points to more Scripture and asks a question. This is typically from another book of the Bible, so it subtly teaches the plenary aspect of God’s Word — how it all ties together.
Overall, I’m very pleased to have this on our bookshelves now. I look forward to working through this with my children when they get older (at 3 and 1, this is still a little over their heads). If you’re looking for a new book to study with your elementary-age kids, this is an excellent choice.
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