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My 10 year old son still likes me to read with him before bedtime. We really enjoy devotionals and the I Am Devotional by Diane Stortz, Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer is great children’s book for bedtime reading. The devotions are only a couple of pages long so it only takes up about 5 minutes to read them. My son and I have both enjoyed learning about the meanings of all the different names of God through these devotions.
The God Who Saves. The God Who Provides. The Holy One. The names of God tell us who He is and how He loves us—explore the glory and the goodness of God in I Am Devotional.
Children will learn to trust God in everything as they learn about the names and character of God in the I Am Devotional. Through 100 devotions, children will see how God’s names reflect His love, strength, trustworthiness, etc., and what that means as they develop a strong faith.
Name of God: I AM
Meaning: God is to be worshipped
Application: Worship God by how you live!
Diane Stortz has a proven history of connecting well with both children and parents in her writing. With sales of 500,000 inspirational books for children, Diane is a trusted name for Christian families. The art of Diane Le Feyer has captivated readers of I Am and will continue to delight in this accompanying devotional with vibrant illustrations throughout and a vivid cover embellished with foil and lots of striking glitter.
My 10 Year Old Son’s Opinion of the I Am Devotional
This is my son’s favorite page in the devotional because it says, “Math is Fun!” He thinks it’s funny that they put this on the devotional. My older daughter could hear me reading this page and she also made a positive comment because she’s a Math major and also appreciated that they included math in the devotional. My son sad he, “likes the stories they tell about other people and what they do.” He also, “likes learning the different names of God.” There are prayers at the end of every devotion and he likes to say the prayer to God. I think this children’s book is great for 8 – 12 year olds.
My Opinion of the I Am Devotional
I was excited about reviewing the I Am Devotional because I’m interested in learning more about the different names of God. Each name they’re talking about is at the top in English with the Hebrew word underneath. I like that it has the pronunciation key next to it, because I didn’t know how to say some of the words. One really neat thing I enjoyed is the beginning of the devotional, they talk about Exodus quite a bit, and in church, we’re going through Exodus in the sermons. So, it was fun to be able to share a little bit more information with my son about what we were reading and what we were learning about on Sundays.
The illustrations in this book are done so well! This one is my favorite because she’s wearing all purple and purple is my favorite color. It’s also discussing my favorite verse, Isaiah 41:10: “Don’t worry, because I am with you. Don’t be afraid, because I am your God.” ICB version. In the picture, you can see the prayer I mentioned earlier, that my son likes to say each night. If you wanted to go even deeper, there’s the questions at the bottom and more Scriptures you could look up. Since we’re just reading it for a quick bedtime devotional, we didn’t have time for it, but if my son was really interested in knowing more, we would look it up the next day.
This page is near the end of the book and since I’m a substitute teacher, I’m really interested in learning how to use books even more to help kids learn. This page gives you 7 tips on how to make reading even more enjoyable for your child. The page next to that gives you more resources for adults to learn more about the names of God: Daily Reflections on the Names of God and Praying the Names of God and Praying the Names of Jesus. There’s also a resource for middle grade kids: God’s Names.
I definitely recommend the I Am Devotional for you to read with your child. It’s a great children’s book that would benefit both you and your child. I’m sure you would both learn a lot more about the names of God and his character, like my son and I have.
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Do you have a favorite devotional you read with your child?