It is theologically robust without being pedantic. And comprehensive without being overwhelming.
Best of all, it is doable for busy parents with children. Even more importantly, he knows how to connect them to the Bible with simple, relate-able New Testament studies that make much of Jesus in every lesson.
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If you want your kids to see the Savior through his Word, spend some time in this exciting new devotional. Search for:.
- What Think Ye?: Essays for Twenty-First-Century Leaders, Pastors, and Church Musicians.
- How to Write Childrens Books.
- Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God.
So much of the family devotional material available today does little more than use the Bible to teach half-truths and full-out moralism. Old Story New is yet another wonderful resource that we gladly commend and look forward to reading with our children.
REVIEW: Old Story New, by Marty Machowski |
Nurturing our children requires us to gain the attention of their hearts as soon as possible. So, what should we use to seize their interest? Thinly veiled morality tales that leave our children wandering in a desert of demands? In Old Story New, Christ is the beacon that captures the imagination of our children. Let this beautiful book lead your children out of the desert and into the oasis of Jesus, so he can quench their thirsty hearts. My overall rating for Old Story New is 5 out of 5 stars.
Learn more at GospelStoryForKids. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania. A quick daily run through the New Testament, following the same structure as Long Story Short: a quick review of the previous day's reading, a short passage of Scripture, a paragraph or two explaining it, and a few questions for discussion. In our family, we used this as Bible curriculum as we homeschool. I usually did a devotion or two per day in order to get through in our week school schedule. Highly recommend. May 15, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: kids-spiritual-development , bible-studies.
I love the depth you get in 10 minutes.
I learn new things as well! Sometimes us adults need it simplified too! In some ways, reviewing a book like Old Story New is quite difficult. After all, it's a year long devotional guide for families.
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- The Secret Strength of Depression, Fourth Edition.
- Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God.
- The Knights Templar Absolution: The Chinon Parchment and the History of the Poor Knights of Christ?
So, if you wanted to do an experimental review, you'd walk through it with your family…over the course of a year. And that defeats the purpose of doing a timely review coordinated with the release of this book. On the other hand, doing a review for a book like this is quite easy: you jump in all over the place, reading various days devotionals and then sit b In some ways, reviewing a book like Old Story New is quite difficult.
On the other hand, doing a review for a book like this is quite easy: you jump in all over the place, reading various days devotionals and then sit back and say, 'Families, use this book; especially if you have young children, use this book. That devotional guide was based upon the Old Testament. In Old Story New, as you could guess from that set-up and the title, is a devotional guide about the New Testament.
This is such a helpful tool for families. If you have young children, I can't think of a better book to help in family worship than these two accompanying books.
- Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God - Marty Machowski.
- Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God.
- Old Story New : Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God!
- Wisdoms Weekly Bible Study (Born to Lead Book 1).
If you have a wider age-range of children, you could involve the older kids in the readings, while the younger ones get involved through age-appropriate questions and prayer. You could also supplement the times of family worship with some singing or the occasional object lesson connected to each day's reading.
The book is arranged by the week. Each week features five days worth of devotionals that will walk you through the entire New Testament in a year. Each day begins with a 'Remember It' question so you're always reviewing what's been learned. This provides Mom or Dad the explanation of each text being examined, put in such a way that all can understand it. Next comes the 'Talk About It' portion, which usually consists of questions to draw out from each person present what they've just heard. It also helps solidify that passage into their heart and mind by thinking about it more. Finally, there is a closing time to 'Pray About It'.
My heart's longing would be to get this book and it's predecessor into the hands of young families. I'd exhort each of them to take the minutes it might take each day to gather everyone around the dining table or in the living room. I'd sit with them and help them get started, making this a 'ritual' that no one wants to miss. Of course, I can't really do it that way.
What I can do is recommend this book…highly. Begin the God-honoring habit of family worship, using God's Word and let it transform your whole family. Old Story New makes it easy for parents to stay on the life-giving course of sharing the gospel story with their family. This second volume in Marty Machowski's family devotional series continues the gospel story begun in the Old Testament devotional, Long Story Short.cz.nepomaly.tk
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Using the same effective ten-minute a day structure, it connects children to living gospel truth through 78 New Testament stories. Simple discussion questions and answers for each day's devotion help children understand and connect the story of salvation to their own lives. Old Story New, part of the Gospel Story for Kids program, is suitable for children from preschool through high school.