I know it seems like I just did one of these, but with An Easter Bunny's Tale coming out soon, this review had to be bumped up in the schedule. Bonus, it's an early preview, since the book officially launches next week.
This month, we are taking a look at Christie Thomas’ new Devotional Fruit Full: 100 Family Experiences for Growing the Fruit of the Spirit.
This book is so well thought out. With Hands-on activities you can tailor to your kids’ learning styles and attention spans, as well as great discussion questions, this is a must-have family devotional. Christie walks slowly through each Fruit of the Spirit laid out in Galatians 5:22-23. Giving you and your family the time an attention each of these abstract ideas and feelings need to grab a firm understanding of these biblical truths.
I am so impressed with the combination of simplicity and depth Christie has put together, so that family with any age kids will glean truth from its pages.
And this is with just me reading through it, but I am looking forward to sharing such wisdom with the kiddos at our house soon.
Don't forget to check out the great resources at fruitofthespiritbook.com for more ways to engage your kids as you walk through this book together.
Book Description Says:
A fun family devotional inspiring children to understand the fruit of the Spirit It's common for kids to memorize the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, goodness, self-control, and all the rest. But that doesn't mean they understand what it means. Is peace just not fighting with your siblings? Does self-control mean resisting a second dessert? When Mom and Dad explain these concepts just in terms of morality, we miss the mark. Christie Thomas is skilled at taking complex ideas and making them accessible to kids . . . and adults learn a lot along the way too. Each of her devotions is designed to help parents connect their children with the Holy Spirit through a Scripture passage, thought-provoking questions, ways to apply each verse, and a prayer. And for each fruit, parents can use the optional hands-on activities when there's extra time. Perfect for kicking off the New Year as a family, these 100 devotional experiences include illustrated examples of each fruit of the Spirit. They demonstrate the hands, heart, and habits of Jesus and also teach children to spend time with the good God who loves them. By understanding how he covers them with his goodness and how his Spirit helps them grow their own beautiful, Jesus-reflecting character, the whole family will connect to the Vine and grow abundant fruit together.
Christie Thomas is a homeschooling mom and author in Alberta, Canada. She has been the director of children's ministries at Bethel Community Church in her hometown and is the author of Quinn's Promise Rock and The Mother and Son Prayer Journal.