Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Gift of Values: A Resource for Family Devotions, Volume Two, is as the title suggests, a great resource for family devotions. And, as it suggests, this is the second title in the series. The first one was so popular author Rosie Boom decided to write another one.
The values addressed in this volume are: generosity, encouragement, self-control, compassion, patience and forgiveness, with one chapter devoted to each value. Each chapter consists of a brief introduction, several stories relating to the topic – some fiction and some nonfiction - and sections called “Boom Clip”, “Something to Do”, “Think About It”, “Words to Live By”, “So Said”, and “Dig Deeper”. Most of those section titles are self-explanatory, but “Boom Clip” refers to a short story about a member of the Boom family and “So Said” is a list of quotes applicable to the topic.
What I Like: Just about everything. The book is packed with good stories that illustrate the chapter’s topic. There are also tons of ideas for things to do and ways to explore the topic further to reinforce it.
What I Dislike: The only thing I saw that I didn’t like were a couple of layout issues. That’s it.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: For the whole family.
Publisher Info: HSM Publishing, 2008; ISBN: 9781921161162; Hardcover, 197 Pages, $20.00.