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Interesting concept... but not sure if it works.
on April 7, 2016
We have the other two versions of this book (OT and NT) and have been pretty happy with them, so I ordered this one, too.
However, I would definitely recommend the other two over this one. This one has devotionals based on "animal traits" which feels like kind of a stretch sometimes. I appreciate the creative idea, but it doesn't totally work in some cases. For example, we just read the gecko one where it talks about how geckos shed their tails as a safety measure, and goes on to talk about how we can be safe in the Lord. It ends with, "God wants all of his creation to be safe." I'm no theologian, but I don't actually think this is true. I think of the famous Narnia quote from C.S. Lewis, about how Aslan isn't "safe" but He's "good."
Anyway, our son (almost 5 years old) loves these devotional books, so I still think the other two are a good pick. I would like to see the author do more with them, and make them a little meatier. We started with the OT one when my son was still 3, and by now I think he could handle it if they had more spiritual meat to them, and if the book helped him apply the material to his life. We're working on that!