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Devotions to Make You Smarter [NOOK Book]

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Written in the humorous, gross style of the 2:52 line, designed to ignite the interest of boys.

Devotions to Make You Smarter focuses on the mental side of boys’ natures, helping them to grow wiser, the way Jesus did as described in Luke 2:52. In the
humorous, cheeky, and sometimes gross style that makes the 2:52 series so engaging and fun, this ninetyday devotional guides boys ages eight to twelve in ...
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Overview

Written in the humorous, gross style of the 2:52 line, designed to ignite the interest of boys.

Devotions to Make You Smarter focuses on the mental side of boys’ natures, helping them to grow wiser, the way Jesus did as described in Luke 2:52. In the
humorous, cheeky, and sometimes gross style that makes the 2:52 series so engaging and fun, this ninetyday devotional guides boys ages eight to twelve in developing their minds. It explores many facets of the mental process, such as learning, making decisions, and thinking before acting and speaking. It also warns of the dangers of zoning out, being impulsive, and harboring a critical attitude. Combining important principles with practical messages, the book teaches lessons boys need to learn and helps them put this valuable knowledge into practice. Each devotion presents a Bible verse, explains it, and shows how it relates to boys’ lives, then offers tools to help boys cope with growing up, inspiring them to make choices that will ensure they grow up smart.

ED STRAUSS By his early teen years, Ed Strauss was writing several novels at once. He had a dresser for his clothing, but Ed had different priorities. The bottom drawer held his comic books—mostly Spider-Man, Tarzan, and Turok. The middle drawer overflowed with his story notes, research, and maps.
The top drawer was stuffed with clothing. On a nearby shelf was Ed’s favorite reading material, an encyclopedia set he had won on a nationwide kiddie show. Ed lives in Chilliwack, BC.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310866008
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 8/30/2009
  • Series: 2:52
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ed Strauss lives in British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and three tween-aged children. Ed is a freelance writer with a passion for Biblical apologetics and fantasy fiction. Apart from writing, Ed enjoys biking and exploring nature.
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Devotions to Make You Smarter


By Edward Strauss

Zondervan

Copyright © 2007 Edward Strauss
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-310-71312-8


Chapter One

devotion #1

TRACKING DOWN TREASURE

If you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will ... find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom. -Proverbs 2:4-6

King Solomon wrote this proverb, and he knew all about searching for treasure. Once a year his ships sailed south to a mysterious African land called Ophir and came back loaded down with gold. Solomon took in more than twenty-five tons of gold a year! For centuries, people have wondered where those gold mines were, but the secret's lost now.

What would you do if you found a genuine treasure map that led to King Solomon's mines or some other buried treasure? You'd be mighty interested in tracking down that treasure, right? Even if you had to crawl up mountains and hack through jungles, you'd keep at it. It's worth it for riches like that! Think how much you get into searching for treasure when it's just graphics in a computer game.

There's treasure in the Bible too-real treasure. The knowledge of God is worth more than buried treasure ... and definitely more than computer-animated jewels. How does that figure? Simple. Having faith in Jesus guarantees you'll have eternallife in a fantastic paradise beyond your wildest dreams. Obeying God's Word gives you heavenly rewards that'll still glow like the sun a million years after diamonds have turned to dust.

Those are good reasons to read your Bible. Dig in, and you'll come out with your mind full of wisdom and your heart full of spiritual treasure.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Devotions to Make You Smarter by Edward Strauss Copyright © 2007 by Edward Strauss. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

TRACKING DOWN TREASURE....................8
USELESS INFORMATION....................10
DON'T LET THE BULL LOOSE!....................12
LAY THAT CLICKER DOWN....................14
SHOUTING MATCH MISTAKE....................16
DO THE MATH....................18
ANGELS FREEZING TONGUES....................20
SMART STRATEGIES, SMART MOVES....................22
BEEFING UP YOUR BRAIN POWER....................24
LOSING STUFF ALL THE TIME....................26
WORKING OUT THE DETAILS....................28
CHECKING YOUR MOTIVES....................30
DULL AXES, DULL MINDS....................32
A WISE MAN'S ATTITUDE....................34
HOWLING KILLER MICE....................36
ADMITTING YOU DON'T KNOW....................38
MEMOS AND REMINDERS....................40
REALLY LEARNING....................42
PERFECT MESSAGE, IMPERFECT DELIVERY....................44
BUILT UP, NOT PUFFED UP....................46
LEARNING FROM THE MASTER TEACHER....................48
IMAGINATION-GOOD AND BAD....................50
MAGIC BOOKS DISAPPEAR!....................52
FIGHTING AND BITING....................54
LOST: ONE HUNDRED WISE MEN....................56
CONTROLLING YOUR THOUGHTS....................58
WRONG PLANET? SOOO SORRY!....................60
QUALITY RESEARCH....................62
BITING YOUR TONGUE....................64
ACTUALLY ASKING QUESTIONS....................66
LEARNING THE GUR AND BÙR....................68
WISE ABOUT BASIC STUFF....................70
DEMOLITION DERBY....................72
PLANNING, PLOTTING, AND PRAYING....................74
LIBRARIES ANDLEARNING....................76
CHILDISH THINKING....................78
PETE TAKES THE HEAT....................80
DOG GODS AND COPYCATS....................82
FINDING OUT COOL STUFF....................84
FLAT FLATTERY....................86
KNOW BETTER THAN GOD? NOT!....................88
LOVE YOURSELF? PROVE IT!....................90
BAD BOY'S GOOD ADVICE....................92
TOP CAMEL MAN....................94
JUNK TALK....................96
AVOID CAUSING GRIEF....................98
A SENSE OF TIMING....................100
FEELING DUMB?....................102
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS....................104
SPECIAL TRAINING PLAN....................106
TINY DETAILS, BIG SOLUTIONS....................108
HAPPY THOUGHTS VERSUS SICKNESS....................110
FILLED WITH SKILL....................112
TOTALLY INFINITE UNDERSTANDING....................114
WORTH GETTING ORGANIZED....................116
WISDOM AND WRINKLES....................118
TURNING ON THE TAP....................120
GOD'S AMAZING UNIVERSE....................122
IMPRESSED HEARTS....................124
GETTING A SECOND OPINION....................126
WISDOM VERSUS BOOK LEARNING....................128
CAFETERIA-STYLE EXPERTS....................130
IT PAYS TO LISTEN....................132
TRUTH VERSUS MYTH....................134
UNREASONABLE DOUBTS....................136
DEAD FRED AND MADAME MAMBA....................138
THE RIGHT KIND OF WISDOM....................140
WEREN'T BORN YESTERDAY?....................142
OKAY, YOU'VE GOT MY ATTENTION!....................144
KEEP THESE FACTS IN MIND....................146
SAUNA ROOM SCHOOL....................148
OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND....................150
EXTREME RESEARCH....................152
TESTED WITH HARD QUESTIONS....................154
UNDERSTANDING AND TRUSTING....................156
ODD OLD WORDS....................158
CRAFTY, WINDY TALK....................160
A PUPIL'S PUPILS OPEN....................162
INTELLIGENT DISCUSSIONS....................164
PAYING ATTENTION IN SCHOOL....................166
EXCELLENT THINKING....................168
COMMONSENSE SOLUTIONS....................170
GOD GUIDING YOUR MIND....................172
PARENTS' BRAINPOWER....................174
ZONED OUT AND DISTRACTED....................176
TRIVIA AND JUNK INFORMATION....................178
BUCKLE DOWN AND DO IT....................180
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY....................182
FALSE KNOWLEDGE....................184
REASONABLE FAITH....................186
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    Posted January 20, 2012

    Great book!!!!!!!!!!

    The greatest Devotion ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You learn alot take notes to see if ou learned anything!

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