Whit's End Mealtime Devotions is a wonderful way to facilitate family devotions at the dinner time. John Avery Whittaker, with help from Crystal Bowman & Tricia Goyer provides 90 devotional menus in this book. Each devotional menu includes five courses:
Mealtime Prayers - a fresh way to bless your food, scriptures and ideas on what to pray
Appetizer - a fun question or activity
Main Course - an objct lesson or thought to chew on
Table Talk - questions to spark interesting discussions
Vitamins and Minerals - a creative way to thank God for your time together or a reminder that God provides all we need
I love the format of this book! The devotionals provide scripture references and questions to promote discussion at the dinner table. Each topic is relevant for children and adults. There are three sections in this book: Any Day Mealtime Devotions, Holiday Devotions, and Theme Devotions.
I am especially excited about trying some of the Theme Devotions. Each theme gives directions on how to set up a fun theme for your family that night. One theme that I want to try is Search for Treasure. Based on Matthew 6:21, prepare a treasure hunt, and hide family "treasures" in your house. Make a map that will lead to the treasures. Dress up like pirates, go on a treasure hunt and then eat pirate food.
I highly recommend this book for families who wish to connect with meaningful mealtime discussions. Busy families who make eating together a priority can come together and grow together in God's Word. This devotional book is easy to use and takes very little preparation. Just keep the book and a Bible in the dining room and enjoy!
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for an honest review. I am not obligated to give this book a positive review. That being said, get one for your family today! You will love it!