The Top 7 Tools Every Christian Family Needs for Meaningful Devotion Time
Plus 5 More BONUS Resources You Will Love!
Make the Most of Those 5 Spiritual Minutes Before All Heck Breaks Loose Again
- Get-A-Clue Devotions by Mark R. Littleton. The Case of the Howling Dog and 51 More Mysteries by Mark Littleton (For ages 8-12). Finding devotional resources that will keep the attention of older elementary and middle school students can be a challenge. This book has 51 mysteries, and each one is divided into 7 days of readings. Families will enjoy reading the stories together, guessing what will happen next, and discussing the morals and questions. Example Mysteries: Blue Flash, Dark Passage, Golden Horse, Wandering Bear.
- The Gabbit: Family Faith Edition. This little gizmo is a great family discussion starter! Our kids, ranging in age from 6-19, enjoy the questions. Sample questions: “If you could ask God one question, what would it be?” “What’s the most fun you’ve ever had with your family?” “What’s your favorite thing about the person sitting next to you?”
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- Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young. We love this devotion book. Based upon the adult version of the same book, these devotions are written as if God is speaking right to you, and each of us in our family finds that the daily reading speaks right to our hearts with a relevant message for our daily walk with God. At one page each, if you had to choose just one resource for the whole family, this is one we have come back to again and again.
- The Rhyme Bible by L.J. Sattgast, Illustrations by Toni Goffe. This kids’ Bible has been around for years and is sometimes a bit hard to find, but it’s worth the effort. We’ve given this as a baptism and new baby gift to so many families because we love it so much! Our kids’ favorite story (and most memorized) was Noah’s Ark. Sample: “God was very, very sad, for all the people were so bad. They would cheat, and they would lie. They would make their sisters cry. They would kick and steal and fight, though they knew it wasn’t right. Noah was the only one who was pleasing in God’s sight.”
- Playtime Devotions: Sharing Bible Moments with Your Baby or Toddler written by Christine Harder Tangvald, illustrated by Tamara Schmitz. We absolutely adore this resource created for the littlest ones! These short devotions are each just one page long and include a poem or rhyme, songs, and a prayer together. A dear friend of ours gave us this as a gift when our son Josiah was in Parents and 2s Sunday School and we used it for many years when our children were toddlers.
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The Top 7 Tools Every Christian Family Needs for Meaningful Family Devotion Time (Plus 5 Bonus Resources!)
Thanks for reading our list of resources. I hope these are helpful to your family for meaningful family devotion time. I know it’s not always easy to carve this time into a busy schedule, but it’s so worth it.
What tools or ideas has your family found helpful? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas!
Blessings as your family grows together in faith!