I recently received the sweetest book in the mail to review Good Morning, God by Davis Carman from Apologia Press. The story is about a 4 year old boy as he goes through a week with his family showing the ways we can enjoy the Lord with our whole being and worship God daily from sunrise to sunset. There are daily prayers meant to inspire your children to consider their own relationship with Jesus and respond with childlike faith. The age range intended for the book is 1-8 years old and the cost of the book is $14.00. There is also a Good Morning, God 32 page coloring book that you can purchase for $4.00. To see a sample of the book click here.
The book can be used in many different ways. You could simply read the story to your children. There are also suggested questions and activities in the back of the book for each day of the week that you can do with your children. To get really in depth, you could read the book every day from Sunday to Sunday. For each day after reading the book you could read the suggested scriptures listed, ask the questions and do the recommended activities for that day. Studying the book in this way would make it a mini-curriculum and a literal application of Deuteronomy 6:6-7. These commands that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
We loved this book! I had all of the 9 and under crowd reading it with me (even Lily 21 months) and they all enjoyed it. It is a sweet little story about an active and curious 4 year old boy and his family. The story is realistic, the prayers are sweet, and the illustrations are absolutley adorable (some are in color and some are in black and white.) The black and white illustrations make you want to grab some crayons and color them in when you are reading so I would like to get the coloring book to go along with it too. I like that the book emphasizes family and the mom and dad teaching their children. My boys loved the illustrations with the boy jumping, climbing, and running (things they can easily relate to.)All of the questions and activities listed in the back of the book are very age appropriate. To be perfectly honest, I cannot think of any negative things or considerations about this book at all!
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