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We were asked to review Psalms For My Day by Carine McKenzie and Alec Motyer by Christian Focus Publications. It is a child’s praise devotional with 31 devotionals. The illustrations are beautiful and it is a hardcover book with a ribbon tab to keep your place.
Honestly, I am in love with this book! I want to buy the other books on their website by Alec Motyer. Typically for our morning time, we always start with a psalm and then read a proverb. We then go into whatever other book we are covering in the Bible. So when I saw Psalms for my day in a children’s version with beautiful pictures I was excited to see it.
I must say this book whispers truth into my own childhood. I was not raised in the faith and have learned maybe even more than my boys.
The way Alec Motyer translated the psalms and adds his devotional next to it just speaks life into my soul.
As someone who studies out of the KJV, I am always a little leery of bible translations and commentaries, however, Psalms for my Day only echoes truth, love, and is rooted deep into the redemptive power of faith.
On each devotional, there is the psalm and a devotional that is to read by the parent on a backdrop of beautiful illustration. In the corner, there is a prayer that has 1-2 sentences for the child to read.
The prayer is supposed to be able to be read by children aged 5 to 7. My older son who is 8 has been reading the prayer and it’s right at his level. I have been having to help him a little bit but it is so good that he wants to read it.
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. They are simple and sweet and compliment whichever song is covered.
This is a book that you could read one devotional a day each month and start again the next month and it would never grow old. At the back of the book, there is a new words list or otherwise a small dictionary to discuss with your children
The term Yahweh is used instead of God throughout the book in the Psalms. In the introduction, there is an explanation of why the Hebrew word for God is used.
Psalms for my day is a must-have for any Christian home.
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