Each week has a topic; for Week 16 it's "Stuff." A verse or two is given; in this case, Mark 4:19. That's followed by a 1- or 2-page story, usually about a young person learning a lesson. Week 16 is about having to have the latest gadgets, as opposed to being content with what we have. Take Action encourages the reader to do something with the lesson content--for example, weeding through her room to find things she no longer needs, then donating them. Connect with Jesus is a short prayer. For days 2-5, each day presents a verse and a thought-provoking question. The reader is encouraged to respond to the question in writing, by drawing, or in another creative way. Over the Weekend gives a final verse and question.
These questions could be done, in a cursory fashion, in a minute or two. But I think the hope is that reader will meditate on the verses, spend some time thinking about the questions, and try to apply the principles to daily life. I believe that this book would be best for young people who are just developing the discipline of a daily quiet time.
Links for more information:
- Tyndale House Publishers page for Around the Word in 60 Seconds
- PDF excerpt of the book
- Website of author Mary DeMuth
- Around the Word in 60 Seconds on Amazon.com (my affiliate link)
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