This Summer, SojournKids is embarking on an adventure of grace together for Vacation Bible School. The Kennedy family is getting into the spirit early with this new family devotional, Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Family, by Jessica Thompson. Jessica gives us forty days of devotionals that point to Jesus as our greatest treasure. We've been reading the stories during each evening with our girls after dinner while they eat dessert. The stories tell true-to-life experiences from the lives of grade school kids--explaining their struggles and deepest desires. They then go on to show how Jesus provides the great treasure of joy and salvation through his one-way love. Here is what Sojourn's lead pastor, Daniel Montgomery, has written about the book:
"My wife and I have enjoyed journeying through Exploring Grace Together with our kids. These forty short, fun devotionals have been kid-tested and proven by the Montgomery boys and girls and by two grateful parents who have often lamented the shortage of books that teach the gospel of God's grace rather than the 'gospel of rules and behavior modification.'" Daniel Montgomery, Pastor, Sojourn Community Church
On Thursday of next week, I'll post an interview with Jessica Thompson, in which she answers questions and explains a bit about why she wrote this book and provides some help for how to think about family devotional time with your kids.