If there was one name that most of the world knew, both Christians and non-Christians, it would be Billy Graham.
Billy Graham, nearer to the end of his earthly life than at the beginning of it, has ministered to millions with the truth of the Gospel. He has no doubt had such an impact on so many children throughout his ministry. And now there is a devotional for grade school children that bears his name.
What I like about God’s Good News Bible Storybook is that variety of Bible stories included in it. There are some that aren’t included in other story books for children. I wonder how often people get to the battle of Jericho or David and Goliath and don’t know anything in the Bible after that until you get to the birth of Jesus.
In the stories you are given nicely illustrated photos which will especially help keep the attention of younger children, if you are attempting family devotions with a variety of ages of children (aren’t most of us?). In each, you are given the Bible passage, and I would encourage you to open up a real Bible and read it out of there with your children – and let them read it for themselves. And in most, you are given a short devotional from BIlly Graham – encouraging devotion to God and the telling of the Gospel.
This would be a great addition to your books for family devotions. Great for school age children.
If you would like to win a copy from Tommy Nelson (who sent me this book in exchange for this blog post and review, all opinions are my own), then all you have to do is answer the question: how would you like to encourage your kids in evangelism? Might be with their kids at school, or taking them on mission trips when they get older, or doing neighborhood activities that engage other kids with the gospel.
Riley plays with the neighborhood kids. We invite them to Christian movies we show in our home, even The Bible Movie. Sometimes when we have the kids over we play Christian music. Riley participated in a race at one of his churches and we invited them to that. When he gets baptized I am planning on inviting all the neighborhood kids and their families.