Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.
For the last few weeks, we have been reading through Everybody, Always for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich by Tommy Nelson Publishing.
I am very much enjoying sharing these short, powerful stories with my kids. I am reading a story as a devotional each day that we do school. They only takes a few minutes to read and they are very impactful. My children and I are getting a lot from them and reference them often in our day to day lives.
I received a very nice, small hard cover book with an attached ribbon to mark our spot and the accompanying PDF lesson plans for this review. There are 40 short, entertaining and engaging stories. There is a lesson plan for five of the stories. This book is recommended for children 6-10, but I definitely think it can be used for children older and younger.
Did you ever get something at just the right time? That’s how I feel about this book! This book is about loving people. Some people? Sometimes? No! Everybody, Always! Why? Because God said so! Jesus came to this earth to be love, not just show love, but to BE love. Did Jesus only love some people, sometimes? Nope, he loved all people, all the time. Did he call out sin when it was presented to him? Yes, but in love and let people make their own informed choices. What have you been taught? Who are you judging, not loving? I know this is a tough subject, but if I could convince you to do one thing it would be to read the Bible for yourself. It says to love everyone, always. Are you supposed to turn away someone you don’t agree with? How about that person you know is doing something that the Bible lists as sin? What about someone that has not been very nice to you? The Bible says love people always. Jesus was our physical example of love. How are you doing with following His example? What are you teaching your kids? We are all sinners and have fallen short of the glory of God… all of us. God commands us to love Him and others as the greatest of the commandments. I get caught up in all the other commands and lists of sins, but do I love God and everybody, always? I really need to work on this and teach my children better than my example.
I like to use the lesson plans for the stories that have them. It gives it discussion points, crafts and practical ways to be love. I will definitely be keeping this book for use with my kids and children I have the opportunity to teach in the future.
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