Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Review of "Nurturing Great Kids Devotional"
We strive to do what is best for our family, but there are many differing opinions on how to be a good parent. Truly successful parenting begins with focusing on God and making him the center of all we do. The Once-A-Day Nurturing Great Kids Devotional helps you to bring God into your parenting by providing 365 daily devotionals written specifically for parents who are seeking to build a stronger relationship with their kids and put God first in their family. These devotionals will inspire you as a parent to embrace the role that God has given you, while also equipping you with the tools you need to be a strong Christian role model for your children.
MY REVIEW: Zondervan Publishing has put together a wonderful collection of devotions for parents for an entire year. Each day's devotion includes a Bible verse, a story to illustrate the verse, a parenting principle, and points to ponder. Each of the story's give parents thoughts on how to help their child or children learn important life lessons. Some of the topics covered include: "Name Game", "Be Honest", "Avoid Wicked", "Get Over It", "Choosing Friends", "Financial Peace", "Purity Test", "Be a Blessing to Grandparents", "Make a Difference", "The Prodigal Child", "God's Instruction", "A Matter of the Heart", "Keeping Balance", "Exercise Control", "What they Want to Hear", "Speak Positively", "Honor First", "Family Matters", "Teach His Word", and "Pray, Pray, Pray". The verse featured with "Pray, Pray, Pray" is "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2; The Parenting Principle with it is: "A life dedicated to prayer will be a life filled with peace." and Points to Ponder: "How are you dedicated to prayer? Where do you struggle in your prayer life? and How do you pray for your children and teach them this dedication? This would be a wonderful devotional book for parents to use in their own private couples' time along with prayer. I think that older children and teenagers could be included in this devotional reading and it could be adapted to their needs and thoughts. Parents would be able to guide their older children and answer questions they may have about the lesson for the day. The only thing I would have liked to see added to this book would be a little color and illustrations. I rate this book 4 stars and recommend it to readers.
I received a free copy from Zondervan and BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest review.