Recently, I was having a conversation with Pastor Ryan ( LifeGroups Pastor and long time friend) about a family devotion he was leading his family in called Mission Accomplished by Scott James. After hearing about how much his family enjoyed it, I asked him to write a short review for me to share. Mission Accomplished is a phenomenal resource for any family looking for engaging ways to help our kids see the bigger picture at Easter. To purchase Mission Accomplished, click HERE!
“A great family devotional resource for being more intentional with your family during the Easter season. Scott James has written an engaging Easter family devotional resource in Mission Accomplished. There are 14 daily devotions that begin on Palm Sunday. The first week includes “Walking with Jesus to the Cross” and then a week focusing on “The Risen King”. Each devotion has a short Bible passage to read together, a “Think about it” and “Talk about it” section to help you move into discussion, plus a short prayer time focus. Occasionally extra activities include songs and crafts.
I was amazed that no matter what the topic, my wife and I could talk about it and include our young daughters. Some topics had to be explained creatively, but every night they seemed to grasp the topic and participate in the discussion. Most nights we let one of our girls do the prayer focus to reinforce what we talked about. This seemed to help them verbalize the concepts we had just talked about. We had a funny devotional on Day 10. It was entitled “Ghosts Don’t Eat”. Our youngest does not like anything having to do with ghosts. She seemed afraid at the topic at first, but it was a great way to discuss that Jesus was alive and not just a “ghost”. Her older sister helped explain what was going on and by the end of the devotion she was ready to pray. This is creatively done and we will definitely use this again!” – Ryan Hearn