*Disclaimer: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.*
Everybody Always for Kids by Bob Goff and his daughter, Lindsey Goff Viducich, has been an engaging devotion for my boys and me. I am always on the lookout for books that challenge my children and myself to "be the church" and impact our communities with God's love. The book is published by Tommy Nelson, and just like many other books my boys and I have obtained over the years, they succeed in helping you reach your children biblically in a way that is developmentally appropriate. I have three boys between the ages of 5-11, and each of them enjoyed our read-aloud time, prayer, and activities. Trust me when I tell you, this book will not disappoint!
The bright colors and colorful illustrations kept the boy's attention as I read this book for bedtime and morning devotions. This book is sturdy and has held up well with my rough and tough all-boy house.
Every lesson left them wanting to do some of the things Bob did, like building a race kart, having a block party, and going skydiving.
This book is full of applicable life lessons such as:
Chapter 4/Carol's Parade - While you wait for heaven...love people near you!
Chapter 11/Holes in my Pockets - Show others the new person God is making you into!
Chapter 19/Time Capsule - God's Word is timeless!
Chapter 24/Diploma- Don't compete with others, instead honor and celebrate others!
Chapter 31/Last One, Best One - We will still make mistakes even when we try our best to follow God's voice!
Chapter 40/The Oaks Garden - Share God's love with everyone, no seed planted is too small!
These are just a few of the lessons that you and your children can read, discuss, and then hold each other accountable as you live these principles out as a family. The creative way Bob and his daughter present each story will help your child share the love of Jesus in a tangible way. Kids will be able to see that both kids and adults are challenged throughout life to maintain an authentic relationship with Christ and impact their world wherever they may find themselves.
We also enjoyed the free hands-on activities. The activities are accessible to be downloaded for free here. Along with your downloads is the first chapter of the book! There are five hands-on activities, that coincide with the first five chapters of the book.
We enjoyed the lesson two activity pictured below! This lesson discussed patience and how we have an opportunity to be an example for Jesus when we "pack our patience." This lesson also showed through Bob's experience how our lives are often times on display to others when we don't realize it... These lessons delve deep, but the biblical principles represented, are truths that will stick with your child for years to come.
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