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Sunday Snippet: Nehemiah and His Gates… and a GiveAway…

August 2nd, 2011 · 20 Comments

Time for another GiveAway for your kids… "40 Days With Esther (Daily Readings) (Daily Readings)" (Sue Hudson). Esther is Hood #3’s favorite book of the Bible and so we have blogged about it plenty of times. Here’s a Bible study book for kids with a short Bible reading every day, a couple or sentences for a summary and one or two comprehension questions that they can answer themselves and fill in.

Now Esther is a very celebrated little book of the Bible so I thought I would have a share a bit about the book just before Esther… Nehemiah is my favorite book of the Bible and I have blogged about it before. Nehemiah was concerned with rebuilding the walls around the city of Jerusalem… the book is a great read and quick, you can read it to your kids in a sitting. My kids are always inspired to rush around and rebuild the city walls after we have read it. Last time we rebuilt the walls we did it indoors on a rainy day but today was sunny and out we went… “Mending the city gates one after the other…”

  1. The Old Gate: Toss the dice to see how old the gate really is…
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  3. The Valley Gate: Off the the Valley to find some fruit…
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  5. The Dung Gate: Firstly they had to find it and then count out enough squares of loo roll for their age…
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  7. The Fountain Gate: Turn a cup filled with water without shedding a drop…
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  9. The Water Gate: Fill up the can and see how long it takes to spill a drop…
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  11. The Horse Gate: A big brother that can set up a whole lot of jumps in a few minutes is just brilliant!!!
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  13. The Sheep Gate: We got our knitter knitting!!!
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    And the Se7en + 1th Gate…

  15. The Fish Gate: Little people got magnet fishing…
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And once you have finished reading Nehemiah with your kids, go on and read Esther too.

As usual I have to thank CBD, our GiveAway book suppliers for another great book.


If you would like to win this book, then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 7 August 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jess // Aug 2, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I have a daughter who would love that one. We will have to try the gates in summer!

  • 2 Cara // Aug 2, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Would love to win this book for my kids.

  • 3 auntymuffin // Aug 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Yes, have also loved that story in the Bible; sounds like a great gift, too!

  • 4 Cilla // Aug 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    LOVE the gates idea! and yes, I’d love a shot at winning the book too.

  • 5 Rikki // Aug 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Those gates looked like so much fun! I think my little girl would enjoy a book on Esther. Have a great week!

  • 6 Susan // Aug 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    sounds like a good study

  • 7 Andrea // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog this morning – and I am really enjoying it! We also are Sonlight fans, and so I guess I could relate:-) Love to see all the creative things you do with your family 🙂


  • 8 Tammy mayes // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Ah Esther I have just seen the movie. she was a truly amazing woman. I would like to read this really!

  • 9 Paige // Aug 3, 2011 at 2:14 am

    I love esther too. Count me in!

  • 10 Karen M // Aug 3, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Once again, so very clever!! Count me in for the drawing. I think my girls would love this read!

  • 11 Lori V // Aug 3, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I would love to read through this book with my son. 🙂 So glad to have great book suggestions and creative ideas.

  • 12 Krista // Aug 3, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Sounds like a fabulous book. I’m always looking for great devos to do with the kiddos! I’d love to win this one! I’d also love to get some mail from South Africa!!!

  • 13 Christa // Aug 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I would love to be entered. We’re always eager to learn more around here!

  • 14 Sue // Aug 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Count me in please 🙂

  • 15 Angelle // Aug 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    This would be great to read with my crowd.

  • 16 Christine // Aug 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I love the story of Esther… this looks like a lovely book to share her story with my kids. Count me in too, please. 🙂

  • 17 Shells // Aug 4, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    count us in please 😉

  • 18 dhesh // Aug 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Please enter me.

  • 19 Gina // Aug 6, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    ahh…would love to explore this with my crew.

  • 20 Katherine A // Aug 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Wonderful as always. Thank you for the opportunity. My daughter would love this.

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