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Sunday Snippet: Spurgeon Stories for Children… A Give Away

February 4th, 2013 · 36 Comments

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.

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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:

  1. Spurgeon was one of se7en + 1 surviving siblings, his mother had seventeen children… tragically nine died in childbirth.
  2. Spurgeon became a christian at fifteen.
  3. Spurgeon spoke at about 140 words a minute for every forty minute sermon… that’s about 5600 words a sermon…
  4. Spurgeon first read Pilgrim’s Progress when he was six.
  5. Spurgeon’s collection of sermons contained about 20-25million words.
  6. Spurgeon read about six books every week.
  7. Spurgeon was so anti-slavery that publishers would delete his comments on the topic.
  8. And the Se7en + 1th…

  9. Spurgeon often preached ten times in a week.

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.

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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!!!

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36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Yunia // Feb 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I think family devotions are very important, and this book sounds very interesting. Thank you or this contest. Here’s my entry…

  • 2 Anita // Feb 4, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    This sounds like a fabulous book for our family! Please enter us.

  • 3 Linda B // Feb 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Oh, I would love to have this book! Thanks for having so many wonderful giveaways!

  • 4 mandi@herbanhomestead // Feb 4, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Oh how wonderful! Fingers crossed (from the other side of the world!).

  • 5 Tammy // Feb 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Spurgeon rocks. Great give away!

  • 6 Gina // Feb 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Wow! I’ve never heard of this book! It would be perfect for our morning devotionals!
    Gina´s last blog post ..Katy and the Big Snow {FIAR}

  • 7 Emily Yuen // Feb 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    This book looks like a good start for us…we have a 4.5 year old, a 2.5 year old, and a baby. =)

  • 8 Mamalion // Feb 4, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    We would love to have this book! Thanks!

  • 9 Christie // Feb 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I would love to read this to my children and for myself.

  • 10 Delene // Feb 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I am sure this book would be worth reading. What a great giveaway.

  • 11 Nora Szekely Arkosy // Feb 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Either we win the book or not I’d like to thank you for this blog. I am quite new here but l have got so much already. I also thank God for calling you and helping you find this great vocation as a christian wife and mother. It’s fun to find so much common in our lives however we have only :) five kids and we live in another place of the world, Hungary. God bless you and your beloved ones.

  • 12 Julie C // Feb 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    We would love to read this during our family devotions. My husband (also a preacher) loves Spurgeon and I think we would all enjoy the stories!

  • 13 H // Feb 4, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    This would be fun for our family!

  • 14 Willemijn // Feb 4, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    looks like a book that would fit our sunday devotional as well!

  • 15 Sharlene // Feb 5, 2013 at 3:06 am

    This sounds lovely. Spurgeon is a favourite here.
    Sharlene´s last blog post ..Cleanliness

  • 16 Angelle // Feb 5, 2013 at 3:42 am

    We do dinner time devotions with Daddy and this would be perfect.

  • 17 Krista // Feb 5, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Count me in! Sounds like an amazing book!

  • 18 Irma // Feb 5, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Yea! Count me in too. Thanx!

  • 19 Nicole // Feb 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

    We’re expecting our first child in March and are so encouraged by your blog to “start right” – I think starting family devotions right from birth is a great idea!

  • 20 aunty muffin // Feb 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    sounds wonderful. Love Spurgeon and his very quotable quotes!

  • 21 Lande // Feb 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Please count us in! Sounds like a great resource!

  • 22 liesl // Feb 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    looks like an amazing book – would love to have a copy for our family

  • 23 Kirby // Feb 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    This is just what I have been looking for! I really want to find a way to bring a family quiet time into our week.

  • 24 Katherine Aitken // Feb 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Great book and review. Please add us.

  • 25 Shells // Feb 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    looks like a great helpful book..pick me!!! Thanks 7 + 1 x
    Shells´s last blog post ..30% Rye bread

  • 26 Ellen // Feb 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I think our family. Will enjoy this book :)

  • 27 Sharon // Feb 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    As a homeschooling mom this would be a fabulous book to have. Here’s hoping I’m the lucky one. :-)

  • 28 Gina M // Feb 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Sounds absolutely wonderful! Thank you very much!

  • 29 Kip' Chelashaw // Feb 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Anything by Spurgeon is worth it’s wait in gold and then some. This is actually on my Amazon wish list so winning it would be fab. Let’s wait and see…

    Blessings from UK,

    K

  • 30 Dhesh // Feb 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Would love to read this with my little one.

  • 31 Rikki // Feb 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks again for pointing me to another great book!

  • 32 Melanie Grant // Feb 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Love Spurgeon!

  • 33 Jessica Brammer // Feb 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I would love to use this book with my kids.

  • 34 Taryn // Feb 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    It’s been a while since we’ve entered anything, but this looks really good. Would love to do this with the kids for our morning Bible time.

  • 35 Jo Stocks // Feb 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Count me in!

  • 36 Sunday Snippet: 52 More Spurgeon Stories... And a GiveAway... - se7en // Apr 22, 2013 at 1:34 am

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