Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Action Bible Anytime Devotions (A Homeschool Crew 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.

I really want to offer my kids ways to grow their faith in Christ.  However, it's difficult to find ways that really interest Garrett.  Often there's too much reading without any pictures to break up the words and spacing on the page and that really discourages him.

With The Action Bible Anytime Devotions from David C Cook, we have found a devotion that turned out to be absolutely perfect for Garrett by combining short devotions that are streamlined for him but with plenty of images to help to help him from being overwhelmed by the writing.

The Action Bible is a Bible that our family is already very familiar with. This has been the Bible of
Sample from the Action Bible
choice for my son because it breaks the Bible down into 215 Bible stories from both the Old and New Testament and presents them to readers in a comic book style format.  For Garrett, this has been one of the few books that he actually picks up and reads on his own.

When we were offered the chance to review The Action Bible Anytime Devotions, I thought it would possible be a good choice for Garrett.   Since he already enjoyed the stories in his Action Bible, I figured that he may possible also enjoy the Devotions in this book from the same company.

This 195 page, full color paperback features 90 devotionals that help children to build a link between real world problems and turning to the Lord for solutions.   By focusing on topics that a child might be experiencing, such as bullying, following the crowd, and temptations, Anytime Devotions uses examples and scriptures from the Bible, prayers, and activities to help children make the connection between what they are experiencing and how to turn to God for help.

The devotion uses a six step approach to do this:

Learn God's Word with an action verse
Apply it to what's happening in your life
Relate it to real people from the Bible
Think about it to help you grow
Share with others through questions
Take it further by going back to the Bible

Each devotional is presented over a two page spread.  The first page starts with a Bible verse and a introduces the devotional with a short example of something that the child can relate to in their lives.  From that example, the devotional then shows how those in the Bible suffered thru very similar situations.
Two page full color spread for each of the 90 devotions

Real life situations tie into the Bible
The second page of each devotional is designed to help the reader make the connection between the Bible and themselves.  Using questions that lead to deeper discussion and thinking, activities to help the reader develop their relationship with Christ, and prayer suggestions for those who struggle with communicating with him.

Using the Devotional along with the Action Bible
  Finally, the Take it Further section invites reader to either read more in their Bible, or, if like Garrett, they have the Action Bible, the matching story..  

Garrett has really enjoyed the addition of this devotion to his reading.  It's a book that we encourage him to pick up and read one devotional at least a few times a week so that we can discuss it, although he has been enjoying picking it up and actually reading it on his own more often.

The only complaint I had in regards to this devotional, although my son did not seem to mind, is that the illustrations are the same set of pictures over an over.  With only 16 different illustrations in a 200 page book, it gets rather repetitive.    But the material found in each devotional far outweighs the repetition of the illustrations and this is only a minimal complaint.

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For more information about the Action Bible Anytime Devotional, visit the publisher's website.  You can also find David C Cook at the following social media sites:


Many members of the Crew have been sharing the Action Bible Anytime Devotional with their families.  To read their reviews, be sure to click the banner below.
The Action Bible Anytime Devotions {David C Cook Reviews}

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