Our New Morning Routine – Off the Map Devotions (+ $25 Family Christian GC Giveaway!)


This summer, we started something that was very important to me to start – morning devotions over breakfast.  This was met with a little resistance as Bug was used to morning cartoons over breakfast.  And, truthfully, it takes a little more effort from me because it means I have be up (awake, coherent, dressed and caffeinated) before he gets up declaring that he’s starving because that break between dinner and breakfast truly is too much for a 6 year old to handle //end sarcasm//.

I had started our morning breakfast devotions with a VeggieTales devotional for Boys that I thought he would like.  But it wasn’t until I switched to  The Beginners Bible My Time with God that I stopped getting blank stares at breakfast.  It was good but short (only 31 devotions) and I knew we needed to step up the level a little for our next one.  But every time I tried to slip in a VeggieTales devotion I would hear, “Pleeeeeease read the other one!”

Well, “the other one” was running out.  Thankfully, Family Christian sent me an advanced copy of Devotions Off the Map: A 52 week devotional journey.

Awesome!  I knew that just the look of this one would be enough to capture his attention.  The devotions are perhaps a level above him but he’s still getting something from them.

God has an amazing plan for your kids’ futures, and these 52 devotions will help them map out their journeys. Weekly reading will take kids through a year of getting to know Jesus–their Guide–and learning how to follow Him, trust Him, and stay focused when their trek gets tough.

Filled with dynamic full-color illustrations, “Mile-Marker Memory Verses,” “On Quest” discussion questions, and “Walk This Way” activities, Devotions Off the Map is sure to have kids excited about getting into Scripture and on the right path–toward Christ.

I like that these spark a little more discussion than our previous devotional.  And there’s usually a suggested activity to help with the devotions point.  Which helps the younger ones get it.  The first week, we learned how to pray by tracing our hand and writing “Adore, Supply, Thank, Intercede and Confess” on each of our fingers to remind us of how we should pray.  This week, we’re drawing the Armor of God!

If you’re looking for a devotional to help your kids take their relationship with Jesus to the next level, you should look into Devotions Off The Map.  It’s suggested for kids aged 6 to 10.  Bug is almost 7 so I would say the recommendation is pretty spot on.  There is enough in it for the 6-8 crowd to glean from it while still having plenty of things to take it deeper for the 8-10 crowd.  If you have multiple children in this age range it would make a great family devotional too!

Devotions Off The Map will be available August 1, 2015 – but you can pre-order now!

Family Christian has given me a $25 Family Christian Savings Pass to give to one lucky reader!  You can use it to get Devotions Off the Map or any other items from a Family Christian store or online!

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Giveaway is open to US and Canada. Ends 7/27/15 at 11:59pm cst. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via e-mail used on entry form.

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