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May The Faith Be With You
180 Devotions That Are Out Of This World
Life in the Spirit is not about cushioned pews and comfortable living—it is about adventure, risk, daring, and the pursuit of wisdom. It is about letting the awesome power of God work through you to do things you never thought possible.
In this brand-new 180-day devotional, you’ll learn the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom, apprenticing with the Ultimate Master himself—Jesus Christ. May the Faith Be With You will give you a devotional experience that’s out of this world.
The devotions are short and sweet and get right to the point. The print is large, and the page is separated nicely into four parts.
1. The Scripture for the day
2. Master Moment-the central idea
3. Ways of Wisdom-A little more info on the main idea or some background info
4. Use the Force- A closing prayer of application.
This devotion is recommended for ages 8-12…I think it is better for ages 7-10. The devotions are pretty short, and the message is simple. I think 12-year-olds would need to have a little more substance, or they would get bored.
In the back, there is a Find Your Favorite Verse section that lists all the verses in the devotions in the order they appear in the Bible (well mostly…Acts is recorded after Luke)…this might be fun if your child has a favorite verse…I have to say that I was a bit surprised that John 3:16 was not on the list! There are a lot of favorite verses that I like that are not on their list.
Faith Builders Bible, NIrV
The Faith Builders Bible, NIrV uses the popularity of brick-building pieces to engage children with the Word of God. Includes 24 full-color pages of illustrations plus the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) in a very readable, 9-point font size.
As you can see the Bible has a colorful cover, with a brick building look that would catch the eye of any child. Several color pictures are showing these blocks in different scenes, such as Noah building the Ark, the Ten Commandments, Solomon’s Temple and the Birth of Jesus. There are not as many pictures in here as I expected, but it is still fun! The pictures are not the focus anyway. At the bottom of these pages is the Building Block Verse, a verse that relates to the image. In the front of the Bible, is a fun graphic with the books of the Bible grouped into their categories…they appear as stacked building blocks. By the way, did you know that the books in the Old Testament are grouped in 5s and 12s? I just learned that! I think it is kind of cool! Probably my favorite Graphic is the ABCs of Salvation. This is a simple plan of salvation a child can follow. I have seen this in some VBS programs too. Some children might already be familiar with it.