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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Book Review: One Year Devotions for Preschoolers: Grow with God

Daily family Bible reading and devotion was a part of my life since I was little. It was how our parents raised us up. Now that I'm older, I have to admit I have stopped studying and reading God's word for years. During those times that I was not diligently seeking His word, I was not happy and at peace.

Knowing that daily devotion and Bible reading is essential in my Christian life to be able to have an intimate relationship with God, I know I have to inculcate the same mindset for my son. I have a strong faith that a son of so many prayers cannot be led astray. I'm glad I found the tool to help me start my daily devotions with Nate.

Last month, when I was busy ordering bibles as a gift to our church youth who graduated in college, I found this book called One Year Devotions for Preschoolers: Grow with God.

Published in the Philippines by OMF Literature Incorporated for Hiyas, One Year Devotions for Preschoolers: Grow with God is a book designed for kids ages 6 and below, made for parents who want to start training their children to know more about God and learn the importance of seeking His words daily.

Priced at Php 450, I had second thoughts on purchasing the book. I was torn on whether to order them along with the gifts or order it on my next payout. Since Nate's birthday would happen a week after, I decided to just go ahead and order it.

I never regretted ordering it as the book is wonderful!

This book is written using the simplest words to help kids understand the daily devotions. Just like the Our Daily Bread devotional books, Grow with God begins its reflection with a bible verse. It makes reading and explaining super easy!

Nate understands English and Tagalog but whenever we read this, I still explain it in Tagalog to make sure he understands as Tagalog is his mother tongue. This does not just help him know God deeper, it also helps him learn how to read all the more. At 4, Nate is a good reader, he can read so many words already, however, there are still words in this book that are new to him so it also helps improve his vocab.

We all know how important illustrations are for children's books. Illustrated by Elena Kucharik, a well-known Care Bears artist, each daily devotion is partnered with visually appealing illustrations to make each devotional page come alive.

I love each drawing - it makes explaining much easier and it also stimulates more questions especially when Nate's curiosity begins to kick in - now I had to relate each drawing to the devotion. LOL!

Each day features Bible promises or truth, a short devotional based on an age-appropriate theme. Nate starts learning more and more the attributes God and at an early age, He already knows that no matter what happens, God will never forsake him and will love Him with a love that's even greater than his parents'. Each devotion ends with a rhyme that makes the learning even more fun.

This book is a lively adventure - a walk through the Bible where our kids can discover for themselves who God is, his many rich promises, and how those promises relate to us today. It isn't just beneficial for Nate, it serves as a reminder to me also, so both of us benefits from this.

I'm glad I found this book. Nate and I both love it. It's another way for us to bond - through His word, daily. This was ordered online via

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6

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  1. I started collecting books for my kids to read since I had my first child. Good thing I did because with more than one, the expenses are higher and I wouldn't have extra to buy. haha We've been using VeggieTales devotions for boys, but it's not colored. I look that book. It's great for kids, with all the colorful pictures. Thanks for sharing! =)

  2. I bought devotional books for my son and also pang gift na rin last Christmas. Like Gilian, we're using VeggieTales Daily Devo for boys but it is not colored. I will check this one for next year naman. :)

  3. This is a very nice find. Thank you for sharing. It makes a wonderful birthday or christmas gift for a child.

  4. I bought a similar book for my son a few months ago. Sadly we haven't read it religiously yet. But I plan to include it in our homeschool even though it's not a requirement.


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