Piggy-backing off of my recent post about resources to aid in my own quiet time, I’m also always on the look-out for resources that can help me teach my kids about God’s love, His grace, and the sacrifice He made sending Jesus to the cross for our sins. When I was growing up, my family really didn’t have family devotion time. My mom home-schooled us for many years and so we completed Bible curriculum daily with her, but as far as having unstructured God-time as a family, we just didn’t do it.
Don’t get me wrong: my parents were AWESOME, God-loving people and even though we didn’t have family devotions, I SAW my parents (both of them; every morning) reading their Bibles and praying. I love that I witnessed what a personal relationship with God looked like.
Anyway, when I had my own kids, though, I started thinking about how I could best teach them what a personal relationship with God looked like. I want them to see me walk my faith out, but more than that, I want them to learn about God outside of church on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Just at the right time, these little gems got sent to me: Graham Blanchard children’s books from their Learn, Absorb, and Praise collection, designed to help children learn about God on their own level. They aren’t really books that my big girls (ages 8 and almost 6) can enjoy (I mean, they could enjoy them, but they get hung up on the fact that they are cardboard and look like baby books…prima donnas, I tell ya!), but they are definitely appropriate for young children.
What I love about these books is that each delivers a Bible lesson to my toddler, in a simple, easy to understand, and engaging way. The books are colorful, the illustrations are great, and I’m a sucker for board books that my kid can look through on her own without risking it getting ripped to shreds.
In short, I’m very happy with these books and the simple way in which they present Biblical truths to my kids.