Take your children on an eye-opening, engaging journey this Lent! Don't worry, it's not too late to begin. You can start this book any time during Lent thanks to its convenient, day-by-day format. This captivating book, part historical fiction, part devotional, shares a rare look into the Gospels through the eyes of children living when Christ walked the earth. And it uses a wonderful format that makes it a storybook and prayer book rolled into one!
Youngsters will eagerly await each new daily chapter to hear more from young Hannah, Benjamin and others who tell us not only what it's like to live in their towns, but how they've personally witnessed, or heard about, Jesus preaching and performing miracles! Starting with Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan leading all the way to His death and Resurrection, each chapter begins with one of the young narrators sharing historical tidbits, followed by their "first or second person"
witness of a story from Scripture. Next, is the "Jesus Speak to Me" section, where Jesus speaks lovingly to the reader about the importance of that scripture story. These heartwarming paragraphs offer a special message to reflect on, and gently call us to action. Then at the end of the book you'll find suggested Lenten activities, and an Appendix of daily themes to give you even more ideas.
This is a truly wonderful book. The whole family can enjoy it read aloud, and reflect on our Lord's life, and His message to us during this special time of preparation. Ages 5 and older will understand it best, but little ones love to curl up with the family during this special together time, too. It doesn't require a huge daily time commitment (the chapters are only 4 pages long!) but what you'll get in return is huge! Yes, this is a true gem that your children will look forward to rediscovering year after
year. Paperback, 192 pages, 9" x 7 1/2". Ages 5+.