I am a huge fan of family devotionals. To me, it’s not the formality of it that’s important, but rather the subtle and not so subtle messages having regular family devotionals give to your kids. If you didn’t grow up having devotionals in your home, you may be a bit intimated by the idea. Perhaps you feel you don’t know enough yourself to be teaching your kids about the Bible. I am confident you can do it, but I totally understand wanting the reassurance a family devotional book can give.
Since I am always on the lookout for resources to help you on your Christian parenting journey, I was excited when given the opportunity to review a new book of family devotionals. Kingdom Family Devotional by Tony and Jonathan Evans has a format that I really appreciate. Not only does it contain enough devotionals to last an entire year, but each week has a theme and within each week there is a devotional for five different days.
I love the idea that each week your family can focus on one topic. So for example, one week your family can focus on self-control and another week spend the week reflecting on what it looks like to be a godly woman or a godly man. It encourages the readers to spend time outside of the actual family devotional time talking about and thinking about the topic for the week. I would think it could be a great motivator for parents to take advantage of the teachable moments that week a little more intentionally.