What bird uses a spear to catch its dinner?
What miniature toy did almost every boy wish for in the 1950's?
Why did people put Bubble Wrap on their walls?
Not sure what these answers are? Well, I wasn't either until I began using The One Year Did You Know Devotions 2, written by Nancy S. Hill, during devotion time with my boys. Following the same format as the One Year Bible, The One Year Did You Know Devotions 2 has a kid friendly devotion for every day of the year. Each day has its own page and begins with an interesting trivia question. In addition to explaining the answer to the question, Bible verses and applications/devotions are included.
This book is geared to children ages 6 - 10. I think the topics and devotions are very well targeted for that age range. I am reading these daily devotions with my two youngest boys, ages 6 and 9. They have been very interested and engaged in trying to `figure out the answer' to the trivia question before I can read it to them. But, more importantly, the Biblical lessons are sticking in ways that I would not have predicted. I'm sure this book would work great for girls, but the entries are very boy-friendly as well. Even my 13 year old has shown interest in reading the entries on his own.
I like this book - a lot. I plan to continue using it with my children throughout the year. By the way, the answers to the initial questions are woodpecker finch, electric toy train set, and some thought it was a modern looking wallpaper that would be easy to clean. Pretty neat, huh?
(A complementary copy of this book was provided by Tyndale House Publishers for review purposes).