VeggieTales' Every Day with God [Review & Giveaway]

I've been a fan of VeggieTales for over 15 years (wow, that makes me sound old, ha ha)!  Needless to say, I immediately applied for the chance to review this Veggie-themed kids devotional.  Read on for my review and a chance to win your own copy!

The Artist Librarian reviews VeggieTales' Every Day with God Devotional
© 2016 Worthy Publishing Group
Title: Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Boys
Author: Big Idea Entertainment, LLC.
Published: 2016 by Worthy Publishing Group

About the Book: 
Every Day with God is the latest 365-day devotional (one for boys and another for girls) from VeggieTales. The updated content and art offer the perfect opportunity for parent and child to share time together each day. Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer.
 

The content will help children learn more about God and develop a daily practice to keep Him close in their lives. The book is perfect for bedtime reading, family devotion time, or as a fresh way to start each day!

The Artist Librarian's Review: 
 Aimed at early elementary school-age children, this devotional book from VeggieTales is a great way to introduce children to the practice of spending "quiet time" with God and in His Word.  Featuring familiar Veggie faces, these simply written devotionals range from 2-3 paragraphs and are appropriate for 1st-2nd graders to read independently* (as long as they know how to read on their own).  However, parents could easily read these devotions to younger children.  It was interesting to observe there's a whopping 16 different Bible translations used in this devotional book: everything from the traditional King James Version to translations I've barely heard of such as the New Life Version, along with more common New International Version, English Standard Version, New Living Translation, etc.

Eight different double page spreads feature sixteen unique images of your favorite VeggieTale characters at the bottom corners of the devo pages.  The art uses the redesigned character style as seen in the VeggieTales in the House Netflix series.  Though I grew up with the original designs, there is something charming about the "new" character designs, but I admit, I'm still getting used to seeing Bob the Tomato with blue eyes!  From what I can tell, the "girl" version of this book features more of the female VeggieTales characters (e.g. Laura the Carrot, Petunia Rhubarb, Madame Blueberry, etc.).  However I'm unsure if the actual content is any different.  In the "boy" version I read, there wasn't anything really gender-specific: concepts like being a good friend, being uniquely created by God, serving others, etc. apply to all of us.  The only thing I found was at the end of the book, where there are 6 Bible verses in a "Know it By Heart" section.  Here, parents are prompted to "... help your son memorize this verse and talk to him about what it means."

Finally, there is a dedication page at the front of the book, where you can personalize the "to," "from," and "date" section, making this devotion perfect for gift-giving.

*An estmate after consulting with my sister, who is an elementary school teacher.

Any other VeggieTales fans out there?  What's your favorite episode and why?  

[Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book via FlyBy Promotions to facilitate this review.]

I'm happy to host a chance for you to win a copy Every Day with God (your choice of the "boys" or "girls" version)! Open to residents of the continental USA and Canada only, 18 years and older. The winner will be notified on October 17, 2016 through the email they submitted on Rafflecopter and will have 24 hours to respond. If there is no response by then, I will draw another winner via Rafflecopter. Please be sure to read the complete terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget (just click on an entry option to read them)!


Note: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a copy of the book to facilitate this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
VeggieTales' Every Day with God [Review & Giveaway] VeggieTales' Every Day with God [Review & Giveaway] Reviewed by The Artist Librarian on 10/08/2016 10:34:00 PM Rating: 5

6 comments:

  1. Lord of the Beans! It was so well done. I laughed hard and just wanted to hug

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  2. little Togo Baggypants! It was the best VeggieTales ever.:)

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    1. Lord of the Beans is my favorite of the newer titles too! Plus that Silly Song with Elvish Larry. :-P I think out of the original VHS titles, Esther or Lyle the Kindly Viking was my favorite. Thanks for stopping by, Anna!

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  3. We love Moe's big exit. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Great choice! I loved that the western theme tied in like a sequel to Little Joe. Good luck! :-)

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