Title: You Can Count on God: 100 Devotions for Kids
Author: Max Lucado
Major Themes: Devotionals
Synopsis: 100 short chapters give adolescents a Godly focus for their day.
Part of our daily routine includes reading something inspirational together in the morning before we start our school day. We read a Bible story, and often also read a children’s devotional book. Last week, we finished reading You Can Count on God: 100 Devotions for Kids. We have enjoyed many of Max Lucado’s picture books for children, so I thought his devotional would be good, also.
There are 100 2-page chapters in this book. Most of them briefly tell a story from the Bible, relating this story to our lives today. These stories take the reader chronologically through the Bible from Creation to the end! There are some chapters that don’t retell a story from the Bible, but rather speak more directly to children’s lives. For example, one chapter talks about how much God loves us, and how we need to love those around us.
Each chapter has a Bible verse at the beginning. At the end, there is either an important point to remember, a short prayer, or “It’s Your Turn”—something you can do to make a difference to those around you. Each of these helps children to internalize what they have just read.
I like You Can Count on God. This book points children directly to God, and helps them to know Him better. It also helps them to see their need of Him. This book will encourage the 10-12-year-olds who want to live for God.
I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley, and these are my honest thoughts about it.
Listening Level—Ages 8 – 12, 10 – 12
Reading Independently—Ages 8 – 12, 10 – 12, 12 – 15