I like this book a lot. It is exactly what it says it is – devotionals designed for you to take a “ten minute time out” with your kids. From the author of 10-Minute Time Outs for Moms, Grace Fox brings a set of devotionals that are relevant to both moms (or parents) and their children. Each devotional is made up of a story that modern day children can relate to – whether it be about visiting grandparents or learning how to converse over news reports on television, to learning how to handle peer pressure when it comes to drugs. This book covers quite a few topics.
Each devotional consists of a story, a prayer and a Bible verse to memorize. The stories are short enough to hold the child’s attention but interesting enough to appeal to the entire family. Obviously, there are some deep issues in this book which also means there is ample opportunity to have some good conversations around what you are reading.
Fox appears well-balanced and on point. She’s hardly holier-than-thou but presents things in a very engaging and friendly way. Because of the subject matter involved, I’d say this book is best utilized by parents of children ages 9-12. However, at the rate children are maturing these days and the time frames which they are being rushed to deal with things like drugs, you might want to hit some of these topics sooner, rather than later.
Tasteful and grounded, I thought this book presents scriptural truths in a very practical way that makes this book easy for anyone to make use of. You can find out more about 10-Minute Time Outs for You and Your Kids
on the Harvest House publisher’s website. Check it out and see what you think!
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.