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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway~Whit's End Mealtime Devotions



Focus on the Family has a new family devotional out-Whit's End Mealtime Devotions from Adventures in Odyssey.  It was written by John Avery Whittaker, with help from Crystal Bowman and Tricia Goyer.  This devotional contains " 90 faith-building ideas your kids will eat up!"

Included in the book are 64 Any Day Mealtime Devotions, 15 Holiday Devotions, and 11 Theme Devotions.  The devotions are catchy, fun topics, like I Spy and King on the Mountain in the Any Day Devotions, April Fools Day: Who's a Fool in the Holiday Devotions, and Search for Treasure in the Theme Devotions.

Each devotion is just one page, and is broken down into five courses:
*Mealtime Prayer-a fresh way to bless your food
*Appetizer-a fun question or activity to 'whet' your appetite
*Main Course-an object lesson; the 'meat' of the lesson
*Table Talk-questions to spark interesting discussions
*Vitamins and Minerals-a Bible verse that relates to the day's reading and discussion

My family has really enjoyed Whit's End Mealtime Devotions. At first I was concerned it might be balked at by the young adult children we have, as it certainly looks geared for younger kids.  But, it was the perfect fit for our family. We have a big age range (from 10-21) in our kids, and these were topics everyone (Mom and Dad included) could relate to and discuss.

 I really like that these devotions are not too long-we've tried some family devotions that just get too long, and we end up losing the attention of the youngest.  Also it's not just Dad reading a long section of the Bible and teaching about it. These devotions are lively questions and topics that everyone can chime in on!

I think mealtimes as a family are so important. If you are looking for a fun devotional for your family to do at mealtimes(or anytime, really), check out Whit's End Mealtime Devotions.

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20 comments:

Alane @RaH said...

By doing a devotional, I'd love to get some interaction amongst the kids about some biblical topics. I don't want mom and dad led lectures.

Dana said...

I'd like to show my kids that the Bible can be fun and interesting.

Marti B. said...

We already do a before-meal prayer, but the conversation at dinnertime is terrible. I'd like us to talk about something nice instead of politics!!!!

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Sunnie said...

To pray more as a family
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A Learning Journey said...

I would hope for a little variety in conversation and prayer. We are always in a hurry. We eat at the table together but I want the "table talk" to be more pleasant and Christ-centered. I also just want to slow things down a bit and focus on the Word. That would definitely be what I want most for our family especially this month since we are moving and busily packing. Thank you foe the opportunity - this looks great!

Nicole Seay said...

I would like to gain a better closeness.

Suzie Williams said...

I would like us to be more connected in Christ. God has dome some great things for our family and I don't think we give him enough praise for that. Lately we've fallen more into the religious at church but focused on us during the week and I want to get away from that while my kids are still young.

Teish said...

More quality time and the opportunity for meaningful discussion!

Jayme Hennessy said...

I would love to be able to grow even closer to God by doing a family devotional instead of each of us only doing an individual devotional.

cassandra said...

I would like them to appreciate and gain a greater relationship with God.

natasha severson said...

we would be able to relax a whole lot more.. share with eachother...

tina reynolds said...

to be more close as a family

Vanessa said...

We need to sit own as a family and do devotions more regularly. This would be a great start!

Maria B said...

Pray more

grace said...

trying to do more consistent mealtime devotions!

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Megan Parsons said...

I would like more time together at the table and being able to talk about things!

amkj2002 said...

I would love to have it start some fun conversations at dinner that they (and we!) can also learn something from.

Emi Pearce said...

From doing a family devotional - I would like to open up more about the teachings in the Bible and give them a chance to discuss what they learned.

Debby Chandler said...

sharing meals together is important to me. Daily devotionals have me get through some pretty rough times in my life.