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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Whit's End Mealtime Devotions, The Second Helping

From Focus on the Family and Tyndale House Publishers, this 112 page paperback book is packed full of fun and interesting discussions for you and your family to have around the supper table. This book contains 90 different devotionals all with a 5 course menu.

  • mealtime prayer-a fresh way to bless your food
  • appetizer-a fun question or activity
  • main course-an object lesson
  • table talk-questions to spark conversations
  • vitamins and minerals-a way to thank God for your time together

You can view the first chapter here.

I think the Whit's End Mealtime Devotions are a great way to get fun and meaningful conversations going around your table.  The titles of the devotions are cute.  Things like: Mud Pie, Freshly Squeezed, Frogs for Dinner, and "Lettuce Pray" are great titles that make you want to read what's in the devotion.  Even though the devotions follow a similar format, there is quite a bit of variety among them.  Some of them for example have scripted mealtime prayers while others have suggestions for what to pray.  Some of the appetizers have questions, others have activities, some even have jokes.  The main courses give a short Bible lesson and questions that apply to the lesson. Table talk questions will get children talking about a variety of subjects, and the vitamins and minerals give a Scripture verse relating to the lesson.  Even if you have never done any kind of prayer or devotion at your table you will be able to get started with these.  Even if it is not possible to sit down at the table altogether, you could use these at snack time, or even in the car.  Even if your family is resistant to answering some of the table talk questions, they will get something important out of these short mealtime devotions.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations. 

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