We received a copy of the book Rick Warren- God's Big Plans for Me in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own honest thoughts.
Every.single.time we get in the car my kids beg for the DVD to be turned on whatever movie was left in last, even the 10 minute car ride to school. I thought there has to be a better way to spend this precious time.I will be honest and say that even though we are surrounded by churches, books,and other things- I don't devote enough time to teaching my children about having a relationship with our creator. Car ride time is a great time to get it in for moms who are especially busy, working a full time job and part time blogging I am lacking on free time.
Here are some ways you can use the car to make time…
- Listen through audio tapes of the Bible or other Christian books.
- Bible trivia games as you’re driving-who said it or what book of the Bible comes after Matthew etc.
- Listen to the Christian radio.
- Practice the books of the Bible or work on Bible verse memorization.
- Keep devotional books on hand in the car for your passengers.
To encourage reading and the inevitable requests for a dvd I’m keeping a couple enticing books on hand in the car. We have amassed a pretty wide collection of children’s picture Bibles, simple devotionals, and similar books but I still jumped at the chance to review Rick Warren‘s new book God's Big Plans For Me. My six-year-old is a new reader so she isn’t quite ready yet for a “ regular Bible” and these little picture Bibles are a great way for her to do some independent reading ( or with a little support from mom) in these type of devotionals. She picked up the first day and read several stories on the way to school and begged me to let her take it to school with her. A kid begging to take a Bible book to school? Have at it kid, share that Gospel!
One of the things I love about it are the beautiful in brightly colored illustrations they’re super eye-catching and they really invite little readers to be curious about the people in the pictures and they want to read more and find out who they are and what they’re doing. the language is easy to understand and it was written so my first grader could read it pretty well with just a little help from big brother in the backseat. This really helps inspire their confidence level.
Along side the devotions there are think, remember and question sections that helps take the story a little further and give your child a little time for critical thinking about what they’ve learned. This book got two big thumbs up from my six-year-old and and also from her mama.
Christmas is right around the corner and if you’re trying to think of more meaningful gifts to give to your children grandchildren nieces nephews or neighbor kids this is a great option.