Item description for Sticky Situations: 365 Devotions for Kids and Families: 365 Devotions for Kids and Families by Betsy Schmitt...
Overview Sticky Situations is a devotional book for families with children ages 8 to 12 that offers short readings for each day of the year. Each reading begins with a kid who is facing a moral dilemma and ends with multiple-choice solutions for the family to discuss. Often there is more than one acceptable course of action to take. Parents will find tips in the back of the book that interpret the various choices made by the children and offer follow-up questions for further discussion on each topic. Scripture references are provided to give biblical insight into each situation. Sticky Situations is a great discussion starter that will give parents the chance to share their own values with their children.
Publishers Description "Sticky Situations" is a devotional book for families with children ages 8 to 12 that offers short readings for each day of the year. Each reading begins with a kid who is facing a moral dilemma and ends with multiple-choice solutions for the family to discuss. Often there is more than one acceptable course of action to take. Parents will find tips in the back of the book that interpret the various choices made by the children and offer follow-up questions for further discussion on each topic. Scripture references are provided to give biblical insight into each situation. "Sticky Situations" is a great discussion starter that will give parents the chance to share their own values with their children.
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Studio: Tyndale Kids
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.08" Height: 1.37" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1998
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 0842365508 ISBN13 9780842365505 UPC 031809065501
Availability 18 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 01:57.
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More About Betsy Schmitt
Betsy Todt Schmitt is children's editor for The Livingstone Corporation and a veteran in children's ministry. She has written the popular kids' devotional "Sticky Situations" and was contributing editor to "Ready for Life." A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Betsy has also worked on many children's activity books, videos, and CD-ROMs for Christian publishers.
Betsy Schmitt currently resides in Naperville, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sticky Situations?
Sticky Situations make kids think Jan 15, 2007
I purchased Sticky Situations as part of the expectations for a kids small group. I am wanting to teach them the importance of daily devotions and also help them to think on their own when they need to make decisions. This devotional provides a situational story and then gives the reader several options of ways to respond. After they make their choice the reader can then confirm their answer through the scripture reference. Kids are faced with many choices aside from the one made at home and this book should help them make right choices.
Apply Biblical Truth to Every Day Life Nov 19, 2006
Is the Bible an out-of-date, dusty old book or is it relevant to daily life? This book takes current situations that kids are facing and provides five choices for action. The choices are a springboard for discussion between parents and their kids.
After reading the story and talking about the choices, you turn to the back and find some additional points for discussion.
This book is an ideal product for families with school-age children. It gives you a consistent well-crafted tool to talk about Biblical truth then your children can easily apply the lessons into their current situation.
Great Apr 18, 2006
This is the best devotion book ever!!!!!!!!! My teacher has it and it is fun to listen too. It makes me happier to listen to God's word in the morning at school!:-)
Good idea - but geared more towards middle school kids Mar 28, 2006
I have to agree with previous reviewers. This book is based on a really good idea, however, I find a lot of the entries are not really appropriate for my 8 year old. He does understand the concepts, and it makes it a lot easier to help "expand" on the idea and open up further discussion, but most of the situations presented aren't relevant to any child under 12 years old.
The book is divided into 365 different devotions - organized by date only. It is difficult to determine what each story is about without reading a little bit of it (each average 18-25 typed lines)--you can't simply go by the title of the story. An index of 'situations' would be nicer. There's also no actual Bible verses listed in the back of the book as previously mentioned in other reviews. There is an "Index of Verses" organized by Old vs. New Testament, and each verse has the corresponding daily devotion listed. You still need your own Bible to actually look up the verses.
Appropriateness - it depends on each child - but this book includes a lot of situations involving 'youth groups' at church, babysitting, being on sports teams at school, the child working at VBS or in other 'leadership' type roles. Like I said - I'd say this is geared more towards middle school or jr high age kids.
It's still got a lot of great information in it and provides us with a good opportunity to discuss every day situations and to use our Bibles on a daily basis!
real situations Aug 30, 2005
this devotional is great. I have 1 and 2 and I read it everyday. The stories are situations the kids can find themselves in. Then there is a question to answer and bible verses to point them in the right decision. I love it.