Finding a family devotion can be quite a task. Don't get me wrong, there are amazing books out there for families.
I needed one, however, to span ages, build on previous knowledge, and keep their interest. My kids love reading Bible stories. I want something our whole family can enjoy, comes from an actual Bible, and we can learn and engage in conversation at the same time.
My kiddos range from ages 4-9. The ESV Family Devotional Bible has struck a chord with our whole family.
First of all, this is a complete ESV Bible. The ESV is a "word-for-word" translation of the original texts. Meaning each word of the original texts are translated rather than what is considered a "thought-for-thought" translation.
I am going to highlight the features of this Bible that are added to this version that I find to be so amazing they have my family running to the table to enjoy.
The Family Devotional Bible has 130 gospel story synopses. The featured stories are within the actual text that they come from. I find this to be an added feature because many times we want to expand or read parts directly from the Bible and it simply means turning the page.
Each story has a full-color illustration that draws you into the story.
The expressions and the detail are superb and add great understanding to the story.
After each story is a list of 3-4 questions for the family. We turned this into a game show type questioning and the kids loved being able to answer the questions. The questions are dig-deeper kind of questions. What I loved was each child could answer at their own level and still give great answers. (I was excited to see how well they listened and how much each of them knew.)
At the end of the Bible is a list of the synopses in order. Also, included is six colorful maps that have pictures to emphasize certain features like small and large cities, ports, and mountains.
Overall, I would recommend this Bible and Devotional for families seeking deeper family devotional time. Further understanding of key Bible stories and times well spent in the Word of God together.
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