My Mama and Me: Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child

My Mama and Me: Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child

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ISBN-13: 9781414379739
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

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My Mama and Me

Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child


By Crystal Bowman, Teri McKinley, Phyllis Harris, Betty Free Swanberg

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2013 Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4143-7973-9



CHAPTER 1

Can You Tell Me about God?

Mama, I've got questions for you. Who is God, and what does he do? How did God make the great big sky? How did he put the stars so high?

Did God make whales and zebras, too? Does God take care of me and you? Is God close by me while I play? I want to know these things today.


God Is Your Creator

Our Bible Verse

The skies were made by GOD's command; he breathed the word and the stars popped out.

Psalm 33:6, The Message


Our Devotion

God said the words, "Let there be light." That's how he made the day and night. With his words, God made the sky, the trees and bees and geese that fly.

He spoke to make the land and sea. He told the stars where they should be. He made the grass and animals, too. When God made people, his work was through.


Our Prayer

Dear God, thank you for making our great big world. Thank you for pretty flowers and puffy clouds. Thank you for making me, too. In Jesus' name, amen.


Fun Idea for Mama and Me

Look through a window or go outside. How many things can you name that God made?
(Continues...)


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Table of Contents

Contents

How to Use This Book....................     6     

Can You Tell Me about God?....................          

God Is Your Creator....................     10     

God Is Your King....................     12     

God Is Your Father in Heaven....................     14     

God Keeps You Safe....................     16     

God Gives You What You Need....................     18     

God Is Good....................     20     

Can You Tell Me about Jesus?....................          

Jesus Is God's Son....................     24     

Jesus Is Your Teacher....................     26     

Jesus Is Your Healer....................     28     

Jesus Is Your Friend....................     30     

Jesus Is Your Helper....................     32     

Jesus Came to Be Your Savior....................     34     

What Does God Think about Me?....................          

God Loves You a Lot....................     38     

God Knows All about You....................     40     

God Thinks You Are Important....................     42     

God Thinks about You All the Time....................     44     

God Thinks You Are Special....................     46     

God Has Big Plans for You....................     48     

How Can I Show God I Love Him?....................          

Tell God You Love Him....................     52     

Obey God....................     54     

Be Thankful to God....................     56     

Be Kind to Others....................     58     

Think about Good Things....................     60     

Take Care of God's World....................     62     

Tell Others about God....................     64     

A Mother's Prayer....................     66     

About the Authors....................     68     

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My Mama and Me: Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
flakymn More than 1 year ago
I am so blessed to have been given a free copy of the book: My Mama & Me: Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child in exchange for my honest review! Crystal Bowman (pictured at right) is actually a friend of our Grama Joni's, and I have gotten to know her over the last few years. When Isaac was born, Joni purchased many of Crystal's books for a baby gift, and we have used them in our house with all our kiddos over and over and over again. We have also loved that she has written many of the songs in our boys' piano books. How fun is that to know the author of the songs you are playing! I have reviewed her books previously on my Blog, and you can check out a few of those reviews here: My Christmas Stocking Christmas Recommendations My Happy Pumpkin I especially love Crystal's holiday books. These books allow you to take a secular holiday and find a Christian message in it. We have truly loved being able to take something intended for the world and use it to learn more about Christ. We have also used the One Year Devotions for Preschoolers book so much with each of our kiddos that we have torn the cover and pages out of it. It has been one of the most-used book in our house. Written by Crystal Bowman & Teri McKinley and illustrated by Phyllis Harris, My Mama & Me: Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child first provides a two-page explanation of how this book can best be used with your children. There are four different sections of the book: Can You Tell Me about God? Can You Tell Me about Jesus? What Does God Think about Me? How Can I Show God I Love Him? Each section features a sweet rhyming poem/devotional which provides age-appropriate topics and biblical facts to help parents have faith-based conversations with their child. For example, the first section Can You Tell Me about God? writes: Mama, I've got questions for you. Who is God, and what does he do? How did God make the great big sky? How did he put the stars so high? Did God make whales and zebras, too? Does God take care of me and you? Is God close by me while I play? I want to know these things today. This section then includes the following subsections: Can You Tell Me about God? God is Your Creator God is Your King God is Your Father in Heaven God Keeps You Safe God Gives You What You Need God is Good Each of these subsections includes a Bible verse, a Devotion (which includes another poem), a prayer, and then a "Fun Idea for Mama and Me" of something they can do together to reinforce this idea. This might include something like looking through a window and going outside to see the things that God created or listen to your Mama read a section of the Bible and then pretend you are one of the shepherds who runs to see Jesus. I am just in love with this sweet book. It is going to make for a wonderful inclusion in our before-bed reading helping to answer questions that kids often have about the Lord. Please take a moment to visit Crystal Bowman's website and help support this amazing Christian writer.
LivingaFitandFulllife More than 1 year ago
My Mama and Me by Crystal Bowman is a wonderful children's book! I love that My Mama and Me by Crystal Bowman is specifically written for mother and child. My Mama and Me by Crystal Bowman includes 25 rhyming devotions, a short Bible verse, a prayer that mother and child can recite together and some activities. My girls and I absolutely love this book! The 25 rhyming devotions are beautifully written and the prayers go with the devotions perfectly! My girls and I also really love the Fun Idea for Mama and Me at the bottom of the page because it gets us all involved and really helps us focus on that days devotion. The illustrations are beautiful and I love that under each illustration is our Bible verse for the day. My Mama and Me by Crystal Bowman is such an amazingly wonderful devotional for moms and kids to read together! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.
scajr83SA More than 1 year ago
"My Mama & Me" by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley is a selection of devotions for mother and child to read together. This book is unique because each page offers a new devotion, prayer, Bible verse, and a bonding activity for mom and child that are all tied together in a way that even young children can understand. With around 25 devotions, this would be a perfect way to end your day with your kids, or even to begin your day. These devotionals are designed for younger kids to easily understand, and are even written in rhyming schemes to make them even catchier! I would recommend this book for moms of kids ages 3 and up. The illustrations are colorful and relevant; Devotionals themselves offer great truths for children, such as Jesus is God's son, God keeps you safe, and being kind to others. My 5 year old really enjoyed this book, and the little bit of special time that we were able to create every day. Highly recommend this one!