Saturday, July 31, 2010
Leading Little Ones to God is our current bedtime devotional with our 6 and 4 year old. We had tried doing Training Hearts, Teaching Minds with them for awhile, but found that they needed something geared for a younger age. We will return to that one in a few years, especially when they are able to look up scriptures themselves to read aloud to the family.
Leading Little Ones to God seems to be just right! I am one that hates to not finish a book, but my wonderful husband wanted to try this out and I am so glad that we switched for the time being. This is similar to Training Hearts, Teaching Minds in that it introduces the basics of our Christian faith in a simple way. There are follow-up questions, a hymn, and a prayer and a suggested reading of scripture to follow each reading.
Having this tool has helped us introduce things that we have known about God for years, but forget that our little ones have never learned these truths. This is about our foundations that God is everywhere, is a spirit, what sin is and the like. It is a great way to get the big picture of God, sin, and ultimately to introduce God's plan of salvation. I am so thankful for a book like this, so my children can have a Biblical worldview instilled into them while they are young.