Little Visits With God Author:Jahsmann, Allan Hart & Simon, Martin P. A book of one-to-two-page devotions for children to enjoy with their whole family. Total of 287 pages, so nearly that many devotions, each begun with a scripture verse. There are delightful pen-and-ink drawings and titles such as "Why We Can Always Be Happy," "Let God Do Your Worrying," "God Counts Our Hairs," "When Sheep Get Lost," " A Poor R... more »ich Man," "Why Keep On Praying," "The Golden Rule," and so on. Each devotion has a little story, a few discussion-starter questions, a longer scripture reference, and a closing prayer. There is a scripture reference index in the back.
A portion of the Foreword by Oscar E. Feucht:
Here, indeed, is a unique book of devotions for families with young children. While involving their interest and participation, it also offers rich instruction for older children and adults.
There is nothing routine and formal about these devotions. They are full of warmth, dipped right out of life. Those of us whose children are grown could almost wish them young again in order to share these readings with them.
This book will help children not only to know about God, but also to love Him and to trust in Him. It cultivates right attitudes and shows how the Christian faith is to function in daily living. These devotions touch the heart as well as reach the mind. They are childlike without being childish. They lead ot Jesus, the Savior and Good Shepherd. And it is through childlike trust in jesus that we are saved.
The authors are to be congratulated on their achievement, rarely equaled in the devotional literature I have seen. The church has produced many prayer books for small children. This is one of the first devotional books to capture the interest of the child along with the parent and to relate this interest to a discussion of the truths of Christian faith and life.
The authors represent a fine combination of talents united in a common task. Martin P. Simon, editor of the "Christian Parent" magazine, has long been know for his ability to draw illustrations from everyday life. Allan Hart Jahsmann is a specialist in Sunday school materials for small children. He is the author of "Teaching Little Amalee Jane" and knows her brother Johnny, too.« less