Monday, June 28, 2010

The Beginner's Bible Book of Devotions: My Time with God

The Beginner’s Bible Book of Devotions: My Time with God, written by Catherine DeVries, is designed for toddlers. It is divided into chapters. There are 31 total chapters, 15 from the Old Testament and 16 from the New Testament. The final chapter is called “How to Go to Heaven.”

Each chapter starts with a short story or an explanation of something preschoolers are familiar with, such as the zoo or about being afraid of storms. These introductions are then followed by Bible verses that introduce a Bible story. For examples, the introduction to zoo animals is followed by verses from Genesis and then the story of Noah’s Ark called “Noah Had a Zoo.” The Bible stories themselves are 1-2 pages long. After the Bible story comes an idea (about something to do), a song or a prayer that relates to the story. Every chapter ends with a Verse to Remember. One example is: “Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13.

The vibrant-colored illustrations by Kelly Pulley will grab and hold a toddler’s attention. The board book cover and pages printed on heavy paper will increase the book’s durability.

There is an Index at the front of the book listing all the chapter titles and page numbers. And, on the back cover is a note to parents about how to use the book effectively.

What I Like: Everything.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: Baby – Pre-School.

Publisher Info: Zonderkidz, 2007; ISBN: 9780310714811; Hardcover, $12.99.

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Annette W. said...

This looks great! Would you consider this to be a Bible and devotional?

Christine M. Irvin said...

Hi Annette,

Thanks for visiting our website and thanks for your comment. As for your question, I would say "yes" it is both a Bible and a devotional since the book includes both Bible stories and verses (the Bible part) and prayers and activities related to the Bible stories and verses (the devotional part).