Friday, January 31, 2014

Glorifying God

Glorifying God: Obedient Lives from the Bible by Carine MacKenzie is a great little devotional that teaches young people not only the Ten Commandments, but how they can apply them to their own lives.

Each devotional lesson is about one page in length (front and back), some are a page and a half. This keeps the devotional at a length and size that is perfect for the attention spans of a late elementary/junior high student.

The daily lessons do not just cover the commandment for the day, but they also take another Bible account and show how the characters either obeyed or disobeyed the commandment. 

I really like the fact that this devotional does not emphasize the letter of the law but the spirit of the law.

What I Like: After each reading, there are two reinforcement sections. The first section is the "Bible Verses" section. Here, the verse containing the commandment is emphasized, with an occasional cross-reference being added for emphasis.
What I Dislike: This is not something I actually dislike, because it works for this book, but it is very black and white in color. Fred Apps illustrates each selection in a way that is meaningful yet simple. If you are looking for something with flash and color, this book does not contain that. Someone looking at the inside and basing their judgement on how it looks would completely miss the greatness of the lessons this book has to offer.

Overall Rating: Excellent

Age Appeal: 8-12-year-olds

Publisher Info: Christian Focus Publications, 2013; ISBN:978-1-78191-124-2 ; paperback, 96 pgs., $7.19

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