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Jym Shorts - Jym Shorts - April 12, 2018

Jym Shorts - April 12, 2018

Posted by Mary Veal on

From time to time parents and grandparents ask me to recommend material for their children and grandchildren. I’m very happy to do that and even get excited about sharing the resources I’m aware of. There are many excellent materials available, but due to space I’ve highlighted my favorites below. 

Children’s Picture Bibles: (The first two go great with the curriculum we use.)

  1. The Jesus Storybook Bible — Every story whispers the name of Jesus. Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation—and at the center of our story too. From Noah, to Moses, to the great King David—every story points to Jesus. He is the missing piece to the puzzle. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. Click here to learn more.
  2. The Gospel Story Bible — The easy-to-read storybook introduces your family to many captivating people, places, and events from the Bible's Old and New Testaments, showing how each one ultimately points to Jesus. As you share these Bible stories, you will learn together the life-changing habit of recognizing Christ as the hero of every story. Vibrant illustrations by A. E. Macha, child-friendly discussion questions, and Scripture references accompany each narrative to help you lead your family in exploring the Bible. Ideal as a storybook for your preschooler, or a devotional for your grade school student. Click here to learn more. 
  1. Friends with God Story Bible — Children meet Bible-times friends who share their thrilling stories, each from their own view. There are 54 first-person stories spanning both Old and New Testaments, so kids see how God has always loved and worked through everyday people just like them. There is also a free app with games and digital collectible cards. Click here to learn more.

Answers to Questions:

  1. Notes from Jesus — These are messages to kids from Jesus that answer common faith questions and lets kids know that Jesus is their best friend and wants to spend time with them.  This is perfect for kids just starting a relationship with Jesus or for young families doing devotions together. Click here to learn more.
  2. 101 Questions about the Bible and Christianity — I give this book to the 5th graders when they graduate from the children’s department. The book tackles some tough questions that both believers and nonbelievers of all ages have wrestled with like: What happens to people right after death? What does the Bible say about Dinosaurs? Will there be animals and pets in heaven? Click here to learn more.

Prayer

  1. I Can Learn to Pray — 52 devotions on learning the importance of prayer and how to pray. It uses the ACTS format of Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years. Click here to learn more.

Death and Heaven

  1. Emily Lost Someone She Loved — This book communicates real emotions children feel when they lose a loved one. “Where is God?”  “Does he still love me?”  The end of the book has several key verses to study and memorize. Click here to learn more.
  2. Heaven, God’s Promise for Me — This book tells of the joys and comforts of heaven. It’s a beautiful rhyming text. It helps children understand that heaven is real and Jesus is waiting for them to come someday. Click here to learn more.

Apps

  1. Bible for Kids
  2. Superbook Kid Bible

Our library also has an excellent section just for kids—check it out! If you have resources that have been helpful for your kids please let me know, and I’ll get them posted on our LifePoint Facebook page. 

I feel extremely blessed to be serving as your children’s director and enjoy partnering with you to instill Biblical truths to our children. 

Mary Veal

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