Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Amazing Adventures, Creative Connections, and Daring Deeds

Amazing adventures Amazing Adventures, Creative Connections, and Daring Deeds: 40 Ideas that put Feet to your Family’s Faith
Written by Tim and Alison Simpson
Published at NavPress

About the book

Say good-bye to passive family devotions! The energy and creativity of these 40 activities, which can be adapted to all ages, is a great resource for individual families or for churches with family and intergenerational ministries.

Instead of reading a verse that is soon forgotten, you and your kids will engage in activities both inside and outside the home that demonstrate biblical faith in action. The result? Seeing how you can live as disciples whatever your sphere of influence.

Each of the 40 activities includes a creative introduction, a brief exploration of a Bible passage, and active ideas for applying biblical truth.

This great discipleship and outreach tool includes age-appropriate discussion questions and activities for age four through teens.

Who are Tim and Alison Simpson?

Tim Simpson has served as an educator minister and a children’s ministry worker for more than twenty years.  He holds a master’s degrees in education (University of Kentucky) and Christian education (Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky).

Alison Simpson is an accomplished writer of youth and children’s curriculum, Bible studies, and devotional materials for all ages.  She holds a degree in journalism from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. 

Tim, Alison, and their two children like in Frankfort, Kentucky.

My Thoughts

This book is simply FANTASTIC!   If  you are looking for a devotional book for your family that will be out of the ordinary – get this one.  You won’t regret it.

Each activity includes an introduction, a reaching in the word with a scripture reference as well as some age related questions and finally a reaching into the world which gives your family an opportunity get out of your comfort zone and reach out to others. 

I simply love the idea behind this book – not only every kids ages 4 and up can participate but it also demonstrate the importance of doing something for others.   One example of the activities to do is to go through your cupboards and take out every non-perishable food to bring to the local food bank.  Not one or two cans, ALL non-perishable food in the cupboards.  Have you picked up the word ALL?  

These activities can be done once a week or every two weeks.   Everyone can participate and get stretched out in their faith and on how to follow God.

If you are bored with the regular family devotions, I dare you to try a few of these.   You will be challenged and you will growth deeper in your relationship with God.  Best of all you will have fun doing them with your family!

This review was possible because I received a copy of Amazing Adventures, Creative Connections, and Daring Deeds from Navpress.

Amazing Adventures, Creative Connections, and Daring Deeds is available everywhere even at amazon.ca.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reviewing this book! You may want to check out Creative Family Prayer Times by Mike and Amy Nappa.