Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Love God's Green Earth ~ Book Review

Devotions for Kids who Want to Take Care of God's Creation
Michael and Caroline Carroll

Age Range: 8-12
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN-13: 9781414331799
ISBN: 1414331797

Tyndale House Publishers asked my family and I to review this wonderful children's devotional designed to help kids (and parents) learn how to take care of God's Green Earth.

The daily devotionals cover a period of 90 days/lessons. Each starts with a Bible scripture quote followed by a brief paragraph of information regarding the chapter's topic. Next they add a paragraph called "Connection" where they link the topic of the daily devotional with God's views based on Biblical scripture. They finish with activity suggestions that the whole family can discuss and wrap it all up with a fun fact or a funny joke.

What did we like about this book?
Our whole family really enjoyed this book. The devotionals were kid friendly, short but really informative. Most of all, it was fun!

Pea Jr. and Lil' Pea both raved about it and loved the jokes, the lessons and activity suggestions.

Aaron and I enjoyed the book as well and really liked how the authors wove the concepts of God, faith, stewardship and caring for the Earth into each wonderful daily devotional. The book is targeted for kids but Aaron and I learned quite a bit too.

We highly recommend this for the whole family!

What is one "action step" that our family is taking to help God's Green Earth?

We are switching to a homemade, earth friendly inexpensive weed killer and we are going to only use it where it is absolutely necessary. We won't be spraying it on our grass but we will use it on our stairs, deck and driveway.

Click here to find out more about this wonderful book!


Clarence Carlyle said...

Nicely reviewed. Came to your site while looking for reviews on the books that we are looking forward to keep in our office library.

Being an avid reader, I think the world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts except books. In their world, there are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the heart of men centuries dead.


Renee said...

Clarence ~ thank you for your kind words.

Alice Teh said...

This is such a wonderful read, Renee! I like what you and your family will be doing for the action step question. God bless you!

Annette W. said...

Great action step! We do kill a lot of weeds since our yard is mostly thistles in the back.

This looks like a good book!

Brenda said...

ohhh I have to get this for the grandkids....sooo happy I found your blog!