Meeting with Jesus: A Daily Bible Reading Plan for KidsISBN: 9781433565953
Introduce Kids to the Savior of the World
This Bible reading plan for children ages 6-12 guides them through the life of Christ over the course of a year, teaching kids what Scripture says about Jesus. In less than five minutes a day, children will get to know the life and teachings of Jesus and his offer of abundant life to all who believe in him.
Each weekly entry includes:
Daily Bible readings
Space for sermon notes and reflections
David Murray (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is professor of Old Testament and practical theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of Exploring the Bible. David and his wife, Shona, attend Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church.
Illustrator: Scotty Reifsnyder (MFA, Temple University) is assistant professor of art and design at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He worked at the award-winning design studio Headcase Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has done illustrative and design work for Chronicle Books, Disney/Pixar, GQ, Time magazine, the Boston Globe, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired magazine.
"Christians care about children as precious image bearers of a holy God, not 'mini-mes' or idols or pawns. Christians treat children as real people whose inherent worth necessitates that they meet Jesus, for even before our children know Jesus, we have confidence that our covenantal God knows them. Pastor David Murray is our most trusted source for biblical material for children, material that respects the integrity of even the smallest infant in the covenant family. Meeting with Jesus is a gem, offering children accessible questions and gentle guidance that can lead to a lifetime of good practices, while at the same time providing parents and grandparents a clear and daily way to put the hand of a child into the hand of the Savior. I can't wait to buy many copies for my children and my grandson!"
--Rosaria Butterfield, Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key
"One of the most important things that we can teach our children is how to think. In Meeting With Jesus, David Murray gives our children the tools they need to start thinking about the person and work of Christ-thought that is foundational for life and eternity. By asking good questions, encouraging close reading, facilitating Scripture memorization, and orienting kids to their local church, David helps set up habits that will be a lifelong blessing for young readers."
--Rebecca VanDoodewaard, author, The Doctor Who Became a Preacher and The Woman Who Loved to Give Books
"David Murray's devotionals for children have left an indelible impression on my three kids. I'm so thankful he has now extended the series to Meeting with Jesus. My only regret is that my kids have grown up and are now a bit too old for it! But I have every confidence it will serve your children just as well as the previous volume served mine."
--Tim Challies, blogger, Challies.com
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