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A companion book to My Grandma and Me, this book is specifically written for mother and child. My Mama and Me is designed around four questions: Can You Tell Me about God? Can You Tell Me about Jesus? What Does God Think about Me? How Can I Show God I Love Him?

Through 25 rhyming devotions and fun activities, Mom can answer these questions for the curious little one. It’s a great way to introduce kids to faith at an early age yet in an age-appropriate and understandable manner. Each devotion also includes a short Bible verse and a prayer that mother and child can recite together. Some of the activities include creating a card, making a heart wreath, and singing—all of the activities are directly related to the theme for the devotion. These devotions translate to hours of meaningful, faith-filled fun.

The book ends with a touching prayer every mother will want to pray for her children.

Product Details

Published:
September 1, 2013
Binding:
Hardcover
Trim Size:
8.875 x 9.5 in.
Pages:
68
ISBN:
978-1-4143-7973-9

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"Jesus is a friend to you. He loves you, and he listens too. He keeps your secrets in his heart, so talk to him – that’s where you start. You can pray or sing a song. He is with you all day long. He will always be your friend. His love for you will never end.” This is one of the rhymes in Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley’s children’s book, My Mama & Me – Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child. At sixty-eight pages, this over-sized hardback book is targeted to children up to five years old. Mother and daughter authors promote teaching young ones about God, Jesus and His love. Simplistic illustrations by Phyllis Harris are on the left side of almost all pages while wording is on the left. With the book using mainly the New Living Translation of the Bible, this reader wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence. After instructions on how and when to use the book, there are twenty-five rhyming devotions separated into four sections that include the character of God, who Jesus is, what God thinks of the child and how the child can love God. The ending has a mother’s prayer along with the authors’ biographies. With each devotion covering two pages, there is the title on the top left side of the page with a drawing and Bible verse written under it. The right side of the page lists the rhyming devotion and a short prayer. At the bottom there is a fun idea for mother and child to do together that hones in on the concept of the topic. An example of a devotion is titled “Think about Good Things,” listing Philippians 4:8 as the Bible verse. The poem says, “In the sky and on the ground, God made good things all around. Think about the mountains tall or tiny snowflakes as they fall. Think about God’s love for you and how his promises are true. Read the Bible, sing and pray. Think of good things every day.” The prayer asks God to help think about different things He has made, about the Bible and thanking Him for them. The fun idea is a game naming two things God put in the sky, on the ground, and that He tells us in the Bible. As an introduction to God, Jesus and the Bible, this storybook is one way for a mother to show her child God’s goodness, Jesus’s friendship and His eternal love for us. This book was furnished by Tyndale House Publishers in lieu of an unbiased review.

This book is so charming and well written to be easily understood by your little one. It answers important questions about our creator God, what He is like, and how He can be known. The activities included with each devotion are simple, easy to follow, fun, effective, and stimulate meaningful and purposeful time together with your child.