Monday, June 22, 2015

NIV Dad's Devotional Bible - A Review

For the young father looking for devotional material to support his new connections with the youngest members of his family, this book may fill the bill.  Including 260 devotional readings, 7 relationship building essays, access to simple and short answers to "Questions Kids Ask", and a look at "fatherly" perspective on each book of the Bible.  Together these features and the included NIV translation.

I might consider giving this well-done edition a five-star review except for two minor (read MINOR) concerns:

  1. With only 260 devotionals, there are only enough to cover the weekdays of a common year.  Parents are parents 365 days of the year - why omit daily readings for the weekends?
  2. The "Questions Kids Ask" needs to be accompanied with brief "For additional information see ...", providing access to web sites or books that may supplement either the parent's or the child's quest for further information.

Sadly, my copy of this book arrived too late for me to post a pre-Father's Day review, but the book would be (perhaps next year) a wonderful Father's Day gift for a young father, preparing him for a lifetime of standing alongside his children as they grow into men or women themselves.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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