Monday, January 17, 2011

Good Morning, God **TOS Review**

I was given the opportunity to review a sweet little book from Apologia Press called Good Morning, God.

This book is written for young children to learn about our Heavenly Father. There is a nice simple story illustrating how our parents are always teaching us and how God is present in our daily lives. At the end of the book it gives you day by day guides for teaching for a full week out of this book.  It includes scriptures to read, thought provoking questions and activities to do together.
I did not find this book to be geared towards any one religion and find it could easily be accommodated to fit the needs of any Christian faith. I would not however recommend it if you are not Christian as it does mention Christ several times.

From the website

Good Morning, God is a story about a four-year-old boy as he goes through a week with his family. This book is designed for children age one to eight years old. Ideally, this book will help your child fall in love with our heavenly Father by thinking about Him from sunrise to sunset. The hope is that this book will introduce children to the simple and wonderful ways we can worship God daily and inspire them to enjoy the Lord with their entire being all through the day. The prayers for each day are meant to encourage your child to consider his or her relationship with Jesus and respond with childlike faith.

There are several ways this book can be used as a discipleship tool to accomplish these goals. The most basic is to simply read the book as a story. One can also read the book everyday, then read a short list of scriptures, discuss a few questions provided to help start a conversation, or do some activities that are given for each day of the week. Following this latter plan would result in reading the book eight straight days and would basically make the book a mini-curriculum and a literal application of Deuteronomy 6:6-7, where parents are told to impress these commands on their children's hearts and talk about them when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the time reading this beautifully illustrated, heart-warming, family-friendly, and God-centered story to your little ones.

This book is available here at the Apologia website for just $14.00. If your looking for a sweet, simple introduction to Gospel Study I think this book is a great start. I also like the fact that after you spend the week studying the material you can remind your children of all they've learned simply by rereading the book often.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review, no other compensation was made.

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