About this book-
Gods Promises for Boys by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker is an easy way to help young boys see God’s promises and how they can rely on His love in their daily lives.
The promise verses in this book are selected from the bestselling International Children’s Bible® to offer comfort and encouragement when a boy is feeling afraid, lonely, worried, angry, dissatisfied, discouraged, sad, rebellious, impatient, or sick . . . and when they need reassurance of God’s protection, love, forgiveness, help . . . and that He listens when they pray. It’s a great way for children to hide God’s Word in their hearts.
Sample text: Sometimes it’s hard to tell the truth when you feel like you have something to hide. But remember—when it’s hard to be honest: God promises to reward Truth—not Lies!
"You must do these things to enjoy life and have many happy days. You must not say evil things. You must not tell lies." Psalms 34:12-13
As a mom of four boys and one girl, I can say from honest experience that raising girls and boys are different in many, many ways! My boys get themselves into entirely different situations and are concerned about quite different things than my daughter. And while the entire Bible is, of course, for everyone, there are times that a scripture or quick word for the boys is just what I need. This little book makes it easy to find a scripture reference to a topic they may be dealing with. For example, my seven year old Josh loves his video games, but often tries to get away with playing on them for a loooong period of time. We've been trying to deal with him about this, so when I saw the topic in the book about spending your time wisely, I knew it would be a perfect way to share with him God's thoughts on how we use our time.
I have enjoyed reading through many of the topics with my sons already. Josh, who's seven, gave it a go on a few pages himself, but many of the words are above his first grade reading level at this point. The older boys have no trouble with it.
The illustrations, while they're bright, colorful, and quite trendy, are a little "young looking" so my older two sons thought the book wasn't for their age. It wasn't until they took a good look through the book that they realized it actually is. In other words, don't overlook this book for your old sons (up to about age 10) just because the cover is a bit juvenile.
One other thing to know is that the topics have scripture references only, there is no devotional story that goes along with them. I like how that leaves space for open dialog between the boys and my husband and I, but I do wish there were a bit more lessons or stories to go along with the scriptures, I just feel it would make the entire book that much more enjoyable for the kids.
Gods Promises for Boys is available on Amazon, and if you're a mom of girls, don't worry because there is a Gods Promises for Girls as well!
I'd like to know, what is one of God’s promises that you pray over your children? Leave me a blog post comment and let me know, and you're eligible to win.
This giveaway ends Tuesday 3/7/13 at 11:59PM
I was provided a copy of this book for review by Thomas Nelson through Tommy Mommy. I'm not required to give a positive review, and I only represent products I love on my blog, and my opinions given are always 100% my own.