Yes, Christmas is upon us, but Thanksgiving IS first and mere weeks away!
I know it doesn't seem like it, it sorta gets forgotten with all the Halloween hoopla,
and now with Christmas items out during October!
Today I have a perfect book for families to use for mealtime devotions, conversations,
and to help their kids be more thankful!
Synopsis:This is the second book in the Whit's End Mealtime Devotions, series. Each of the two volumes in the new Adventures in Odyssey books published by Focus on the Family and Tyndale House offer 90 devotions—three months' worth of spiritual food and ideas for mealtime bonding. Whit's End Mealtime Devotions: The Second Helping offers prompts for pre-meal prayers, conversation starters and table activities, fun-filled facts, discussion questions, and short verses from Scripture to tie the discussion together. The book encourages intentionalfamily time and helps parents pass on a strong spiritual heritage with fruitful, rich, and substantial dialogue.
Readers who gobbled up the first volume are raving about the lighthearted discussion starters, which often stir up more meaningful table talk, asking questions like How do we sometimes end up in a pickle? and Will God help us get out of our pickles? For busyfamilies, the brevity of the devotions when time is short makes these a powerful resource at any meal, even a quick drive through the lane at a fast-food restaurant!
You can download the first chapter HERE!
Each devotional starts off with a prayer, then has a conversation starter for parents, followed by actions and references to the bible, re the starter, then different discussion points, followed by a quote from the bible. They are titled around food, and you could easily make up a monthly menu based on them so you would have say eggs on an Eggy day, chicken on a 'Chicken' day or apples on a 'Apple' day! The devotionals are aimed at about 15 minutes of talking, so you could take them slowly, to cover a sit down dinner. For those of you on the run to practices and games, you could even toss some out on the car ride to/from! What a bonus if you are carpooling kids on the team, to share a wonderful devotional and Christian teachings with them! The book would also work for Sunday School and religion teachers, for conversation starters for group activities! We highly recommend it!
About the Authors:
John Avery Whittaker (a.k.a. Whit), beloved fictional hub of the Adventures in Odyssey series, is assisted in writing this second devotional by authors Crystal Bowman, Tricia Goyer, Kevin Miller, Ed Strauss, and Linda Wurzbacher.