Author: David Sims
Illustrator: Becky Rawlins and Hope Gwilliam
RRP £14.99 (it’s full colour and 124 pages long!)
Published by: David Sims
Perfect for: families with children age 7+ wanting a daily Advent devotional
Best bit: gorgeous design and artwork, a delight for eyes!
Worst bit: a lot of material, with choices, but some people might think they need to do everything, which might end up in overload!
This full colour, illustrated book contains 25 family devotionals for Advent. Each day includes a picture (yes! first something visual – whoop!), then the Bible reading (in the book), a short devotional about it then a written prayer, something to think about, something to do and a set of extra Bible passages for those wanting to ‘dive deeper’. Each day also has a full page of space to write or draw, sometimes with a prompt, sometimes without.
As a visual person, I love this! The pictures are really lovely, and the space to respond visually too really makes this an easy book to use. The only problem I can see is that some people won’t want to write or draw in such a beautiful book! For me, I say Go for it! That’s exactly what it’s been made for 🙂
If I’m going to be picky, I would have preferred a thicker cover, as the inside is so weighty, but then it might feel even more like a book you can’t write in, so maybe it’s good as it is.
Many family devotionals are designed using very fixed templates, and this one feel a lot more organic and designed, so thank you, David, for getting together such a great team to produce this lovely book!