So it is February already… and I know lots of good intentions and new years resolutions will be fading from memory. I am encouraging you to get back into the swing of it… there is always a little time in the day for some quiet time. What about Family Devotions… They can be a whole lot of fun but when on earth do you find the time? How hard is this when you have a busy father person who often leaves for work in the morning before everyone is up and at the end of the day things can just get crazy. We have Sunday afternoon tea with our kids, not every Sunday, but most Sundays. Tea in a pot and an appropriate snack! Not long, half an hour or so… and we ask the children what they gleaned from the morning service… If you start with the oldest then we have found that no-one else gets to engage their own brain! Everyone has their own age appropriate Bible and it is a great honour to get to do the reading.
Well this week we are giving away a great resource, that would certainly be a fabulous benefit for our Sunday tea-time!!! 52 Spurgeon Stories for Children: a short story every week for an entire year. And what interesting stories they are!!! Each double page story has a relevant bible reading to look up. The stories are short, for the little listeners who battle to sit still for long and thought provoking enough to give everyone something to ponder about.
Now Spurgeon was a fascinating man… and we have blogged “Se7en + 1 Did you Know?” questions about him before and here are se7en+1 more:
- Spurgeon was one of se7en + 1 surviving siblings, his mother had seventeen children… tragically nine died in childbirth.
- Spurgeon became a christian at fifteen.
- Spurgeon spoke at about 140 words a minute for every forty minute sermon… that’s about 5600 words a sermon…
- Spurgeon first read Pilgrim’s Progress when he was six.
- Spurgeon’s collection of sermons contained about 20-25million words.
- Spurgeon read about six books every week.
- Spurgeon was so anti-slavery that publishers would delete his comments on the topic.
- Spurgeon often preached ten times in a week.
And the Se7en + 1th…
Call it Tea-Time, call it Family Bible Study… whatever you call it it is a highlight of our week… a little time spent together pondering on the word of God. This book is the perfect book, for a once a week family devotion. A great read for families looking for devotion time together.
This GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of Sunday, 10 February 2013, and we will draw and publish the winner after that. 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.
As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters, our GiveAway book suppliers for another great book. 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!!!