Sunday, October 4, 2015

May the Faith Be With You {a BookLook Blogger review}

I have a house full of SciFi geeks.

So a devotional that makes the kiddos think of Star Wars has to be a good thing.  The description of May the Faith Be With You sounds intriguing:
For intergalactic fans and beyond, this 180 devotional will teach readers about the awesome power of God. Life in the Spirit isn’t about cushioned pews and easy living—it’s about adventure, risk, daring, and the pursuit of wisdom. It’s about letting the awesome power of God work through you to do things you never thought possible.

In this brand-new 180-day devotional, you’ll learn the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom, apprenticing with the Ultimate Master himself—Jesus Christ. May the Faith Be With You features section headings like “Master Moment,” “Use the Force,” and “Ways of Wisdom” to give you a devotional experience that’s out of this world.

Each of the 180 days of devotions includes:
  • Scripture - one or two verses that are printed in the book.
  • Master Moment - a pithy little sentence that gives the main idea of the devotion.
  • Ways of Wisdom - a few sentences giving a bit more information about the verses or about the main idea.
  • Use the Force - a 2-3 sentence prayer, that is probably my favorite part of the devotion.
All total, each devotion is a verse or two, and up to about ten sentences about it.

My thoughts:

I love the idea of something short that can absolutely be fit into a child's day without overwhelming them.  For a child trying to get into a devotional habit, this might be perfect.

My kids (ages 9 and 11) are just both too old for this.  Our thoughts were mostly "Is this all?"  Looking at Amazon, I see it recommended for ages 6-10, and I think that would be a far better fit.  For a young beginning reader, I think this could be a really fun devotional, particularly if the parents remembered to ask them about it, as I think some conversations about it would flesh it out a bit.

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