Kingdom Family Devotional

Dr. Tony Evans has been one of my favorite Christian speakers for a long time.  I've listened to his radio program The Alternative off and on for years and I have been a follower of his daughter's Priscilla Shirer and Chrystal Evans Hurst and their ministries for awhile as well.  Another thing I love is that Dr. Evans preaches right down the street from me at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas.

I started reading Kingdom Woman which Dr. Evans co-wrote with his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst awhile back and it has been life changing.  When I was offered the chance to review another book in the "Kingdom" series I jumped at the chance.

This time Dr. Evans paired with his son Jonathan Evans and created the Kingdom Family Devotional.  If you've been following my reviews for any length of time you know I'm a sucker for a good devotional.  We all lead such hectic lives that some days you just need a quick, little reading to get you focused back on what really matters.

In the world we live in today a family devotional time is essential.  Having two tweens and a husband that works 50+ hours a week it's hard to get us all together.  In the introduction, it is suggested to read the devotional during mealtime but for our family that doesn't work in our season of life.  We haven't been eating dinner together due to my husband's schedule but he is always home before our boys go to bed so last month we started getting the boys to bed fifteen minutes before their bedtime and we started the Kingdom Family Devotional together.  The boys were instantly hooked and we all loved how short the devotionals were.  Every night I would ask about the previous night's topic and both the boy remembered!  Having a child with Asperger's and another child with ADHD this says a lot!

This devotional has different themes for each week including love, forgiveness, servanthood, and humility among others.  Some days you just read and discuss what that day's lesson is about and other days they have fun little activities to make the lesson come to life.  I have to admit the games were fun for me and the boys but my husband didn't get into them as much as we did.  There are only five readings a week so if you have to miss a day for whatever reason you have time to get caught up before the next week which is also important for a busy family like ours.

All in all, this is a wonderful 52-week devotional that could be read over and over again.  This would also be a wonderful gift for any young family and really helps tie in all of the "Kingdom" books.  I highly recommend this wonderful devotional.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review

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