The family virtues–based devotional provides 52 separate topics, one for each week of the year, and five devotionals within each topic that will guide devotional times Monday through Friday. This is a wonderful way to build a spiritually strong family week by week, day after day—a perfect way to head into the weekend. Topics range from the basics of the faith—such as salvation, spiritual warfare, prayer, forgiveness, and discipleship—to essentials of living as followers of Christ: money, prayer, family, friends, and priorities. The subject matter is simplified so even young children can grasp important concepts. This is a perfect resource for busy families.
After reading Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Crystal Evans Hurst and hearing Tony Evans speak on several podcasts, I was familiar with his Kingdom Agenda philosophy which teaches that God has a comprehensive rule over every aspect of our lives which is demonstrated through the individuals, families, churches and society as a whole. (for more on this visit TonyEvans.org) This philosophy really resonated with me and made me excited to read the rest of the books of his, especially his Kingdom series so I was happy to receive this book in exchange for my honest review.
I am so happy we have this book! Neither Matt nor I grew up doing any sort of devotional time with our families and as fairly new Christians, we are always looking for resources to grow our own faith and help our boys grow theirs. This book is wonderful for the whole family with weekly themes which are then approached in a variety of ways through the week. With 260 easy to lead family devotions, this book will last a whole year if used as the authors planned for it to be used with one devotion every day Monday through Friday. Each Friday's devotion includes an activity which can be used just on Friday or which sometimes leads to more family fun and learning through the weekend.
We are still working our way through all the wonderful devotions and are eager to see what comes up next. I would highly recommend this title to any family looking to dive a little deeper in family devotions with little to no preparation required.