One Year Devotions for Active Boys
Although I'm a mom of three boys, I'll have to admit I took up this book with great hesitation. After all, the back of the book asks, "What do you get when you mix good stories . . . with science experiments, puzzles, jokes, riddles and more?" Those things aren't what I expect when I pick up a devotional book. One should be a bit more serious with the Bible, shouldn't one?
But after all, didn't God create laughter and joy? I do think this One Year daily devotional relates key Biblical points in a way that will appeal to a pre-teen or teen. The largest portion of the daily devotional is relaying the Bible story. Specific Scripture references are given (but not always). Next, comes the activity. These activities include such things as cool crafts, jokes (What is a horse's favorite book of the Bible? Neigh-amiah!), puzzles, weird facts related to the Bible story, practical application (ways to honor your mother, for example) and introspective questions. The idea here is to combine fun elements with Scriptural application to capture boys' attention. Your son is then given general directions to pray (unscripted) and then each devotional ends with a key Scripture (taken from various versions). 365 devotions from the publishers of the One Year Bible. 6" x 9", 384 pp, pb. ~ Ruth
This fun devotional includes 365 upbeat devotions, each with a special twist or dose of humor to keep active boys engaged. The devotions combine Scripture and a spiritual message with jokes, riddles, puzzles, and hands-on activities to engage tween boys. The devotions help boys find how real people interacted with God and help them discover solutions to contemporary issues. Each devotion will help guide a young man in developing a lifetime habit of learning from the Bible. Themes include how to navigate the Bible, make good choices, discern Gods will, use good and uplifiting language, avoid temptation, choose good friends, trust God, etc.