My children love music and we find it is one of the best ways for them to learn any subject matter. We learned the books of the Bible, the state capitals, several full length plays (they also are in theater) and once they learn the song, it is not forgotten. When I received 100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs, created by Stephen Elkins and illustrated by Tim O'Connor, I realized it would be a hit with our family. What better way to learn of God's ways than through song?
Fully expecting 100 short songs containing short verses, I am pleasantly surprised that the songs corresponding to the devotional topic are full length songs, some old, some new. The book comes with 2 CDs containing them all. There are many old favorites; "All Creatures of Our God and King", "Jesus Loves Me", "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands", the list goes on and on. There are even some new songs we picked up right away.
Each two-page devotional has a short story, Bible verse, prayer for the day, and a few lines from the song. Clear references to find to the corresponding song on the CD are found on each page. The illustrations are colorful and expressive. My girls are eager to do a devotion each day and like to listen to the CDs while they play. If you are looking for a devotional for young children or even just a Christian Children’s music CD, this does not disappoint.
This book was sent to me by the Thomas Nelson Publishing company through their BookSneeze program in exchange for a honest review.