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Discovering Jesus in Genesis
Discovering Jesus in Genesis

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When our children were younger our family's practice was to begin and end each day with devotions. Typically the morning devotions were theological and meaty, whereas the night devotions were more application-driven. Not too surprisingly it was the night devotions that our kids were most drawn to.

Discovering Jesus in Genesis is an excellent application-driven devotional book. What the authors wish to convey with this delightful book is 5-fold. First, God made a covenant promise to redeem a people for Himself. Second, God is the reference point for all of life. Third, God gives His children His Holy Spirit to empower us to trust and obey. Fourth, a covenantal approach to faith and life recognizes that when God adopts us as His children, we become part of His family. And finally, a covenantal approach to faith and life is outward focused.

Any family that can grasp and apply these principals will shine as lights in the world. But, lest you think that this is some dusty tome that your children will find painful, let me hasten to say that that the authors wisely chose a captivating approach by letting us see how these deep truths play out in the lives of two children and their friends. Their credible, real-life storyline shows how to live a triumphant daily life regardless of the circumstances.

Each of the 36 chapters ends with questions that will help you evaluate your children's comprehension and a short Scripture passage to memorize. While the first part of the book lays the foundation, it is the second half that is so very rich as it explores radical covenant values that do not exalt self but rather glorify God.

Primarily uses English Standard Version Bible, with some New International Version and New King James Version.

Publisher's Information
Author: Susan Hunt & Richie Hunt
Illustrated by: Nancy Munger
Pages: 176
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2002
ISBN: 9781581343946
Publisher: Crossway Books
Published In: USA

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Story Format - good for 8 years and younger September 27, 2011
Reviewer: DD from Birmingham, AL United States  
This is set in an ideal family setting that does deal with some situations such as sharing the gospel with peers.  My children enjoyed the first book but by the second book, Discovering Jesus in Exodus, they were a little tired of the slightly cheesy "Catechism Kids!" and when we finished we moved on to Training Hearts and Teaching Minds by Starr Meade.  This may be due to my children being 8 & 10 years old when we were reading the second book and ready for a little more depth.  These are good and spurred good deep conversations.  I recommend for less than 9 year olds.  Enjoy!

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Edifying Book! October 26, 2010
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from United States  
My children were encouraged by Discovering Jesus in Genesis.  They could relate well to the characters and everyday trials they faced.  I like the multi-generational aspect of older saints and parents ministering to and discipling children.  The children were also honoring to their elders.  I also appreciated how Cassie and Caleb again were reaching out to others with love and the gospel.  The way the book presented sharing the gospel and coming to faith was inspiring.  The questions at the end were helpful in having the children put in to words what they were learning.  I liked how deep truths of the Word were presented in easy-to-understand ways.  The only parts of the book that didn’t work as well for our family, was the youth group pastor's role and the kinds of peer pressure/situations the children sometimes faced (movies, soccer, tv, etc). Overall, I think the book has value, but may work better for some families than for others.

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Discovering Jesus in Genesis October 18, 2010
Reviewer: Misty Marr from Buckeye, AZ United States  
We are enjoying this book.  It teaches some good theology and the stories are fun and reinforce the concept taught.  However, I will not be using it for our devotion time.  There is more focus on the story than the Word of God.  I feel that the Bible should be the main reading during the devotion time.  However it is great for reading time and provides some good discussions about theology.  Definitely better than just a story book.  THe questions to talk about are very helpful.

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Discovering Jesus in Genesis July 17, 2010
Reviewer: April Ann Wofford from Danville KY  
I think I learned as much as my kids did! We enjoyed peeking into the lives or our now dear friends, Cassy and Caleb. Seeing all that they experience and identifying with it on more than one occasion provides the framework for spotting teachable moments with your children. We cannot wait to get the next in the series!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
My boys really enjoyed it! October 17, 2008
Reviewer: Lisa from Elk River, MN  
I shared this devotional with my two boys, ages 8 and 10 and they both really enjoyed it!  They loved the story format and the characters in the story.

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