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Friday, March 20, 2020

The Action Bible Anytime Devotions ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations. 

 Happy Friday friends!

Like many Christian families we strive to ensure that each of our children has a personal relationship with God. To develop this eternally important relationship we use personal quiet time by spending time in the word through daily devotions. We just recently received a new devotional book, The Action Bible Anytime Devotions from David C Cook and it is a great way book to add to your devotional time.
The Action Bible Anytime Devotions is published by David C. Cook who is well known for the comic-book style The Action Bible. This new book is written for kids aged 8-12. With 195 pages this is a perfect way for this tween group to dive into the world of devotions. Inside the pages of this book you will find 90 ways to help kids connect with God, anytime, anywhere.
The illustrations by Sergio Cariello, a Brazilian comic book artist, make the familiar stories inside this book and draw you into the story. They are amazingly detailed and help show you God in a fresh way.
The Action Bible Anytime Devotions book contains 90 different two-page devotionals that cover lessons on:
~ love
 ~ courage
 ~ faith
 ~ hope
 ~ trust
 ~ kindness
 ~ strength
 ~ service
The beginning of the book there is a helpful Table of Contents that gives the devotion title and it also show which category the devotion falls into. If during these trying times with the Corona Virus quarantine you find that your child is anxious, just turn to page 48 and be encouraged as you read about how God is in control and has a plan. Or if you find yourself full of doubt turn to page 100 and read the hopeful words and let God guide you through this trying time.
Each devotion begins the same way with an everyday problem that a child might encounter in their daily walk. The book will help you to:
~ Learn God’s Word with an action verse
 ~ Apply it to what’s happening in your life
 ~ Relate it to real people for the Bible
 ~ Think about it to help you grow
 ~ Talk to God using quick prayer guides
 ~ Share with others through questions and simple actions
 ~ Take it further by going directly back to the Bible
A scripture verse is given at the top of the page and then a relatable story is provided. Next, there is a section where you can find helpful questions and suggestions to help you through what you are dealing with.
Then an incredibly helpful section that helps you talk to God. I don’t know about you but my kids sometimes need a little help forming the words when they pray and this part gives them a jumping off point. And if you own The Action Bible there are specific scriptures that you can turn to to read. (you can also turn to a regular Bible and read these same messages)
For this review I knew I wanted to have my 13 year old, Montana, to work through this book independently. Since she only schools four days a week, so I had her include this devotional into her normal quiet time two days a week. I let her pick which pages she wanted to read and then we would discuss it later in the day. The best part about this book is that it can be read in any order. It doesn’t have to be read page to page. Just find what you are needing and go from there!
I love this devotional book and so does Montana! The illustrations are excellent and draw you into the familiar Bible story. My son also loves looking at the pictures and asking questions so its a great jumping off point to be able to point out stories that he is familiar with and build upon them. I am definitely going to be purchasing The Action Bible for my son for Easter this year. Yes, he’s not quite in the age range but we can read aloud from it and he can grow into it for the next several years.

Overall, we give this book 2 thumbs up! Definitely check out this book and click the link below and see what 50 of my CrewMates had to say about this devotional.

The Action Bible Anytime Devotions {David C Cook Reviews}
Company ~ David C Cook
 Format ~ softcover book
 Price ~ $13.80 for the book, or $9.99 Kindle edition
 Ages ~ 8-12 year-olds

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