Candle Day by Day Walk with Jesus and Day by Day Calendar

Thanks, Kregel, for review copies of these books.

Candle Day by Day

As a Christian, I think it’s important to read God’s word every day. But just as I write that, I’m aware that I don’t always follow my own advice. Sometimes, I read through the Bible in a year. This is a year when I’m doing that, and this year I definitely am reading God’s word each day. On  years when I don’t do that, I read the Bible some, and on other days I read a devotional of some type. The Bible/devotional habit is a good one for kids to develop as well.

A new book that can help kids with this is the Candle Day by Day Walk With Jesus. I like the size of this book — it’s little (about 6″ x 6″), and I also like the bright, colorful illustrations. The book consists of 40 daily readings which cover the life of Jesus. Here’s an example of a daily reading:

Candle Day by Day Walk with Jesus

Each day also includes a Bible verse in the margin, and a question or statement to ponder. The 40-day format would make this a great choice for Lent. Very nice for kids in the 5-7 range!

Candle is also introducing a Day by Day Bible — although I feel this title is a little misleading. As you can see from the top photo, it’s a spiral-top daily calendar. It would be wonderful to set on the kitchen table and read with your young child each morning at breakfast, or a child could set it on his/her dresser and read a page each night. Just like the book, this calendar features colorful, appealing illustrations. There’s a reading for each day of the year.

Either of these would make a wonderful Christmas gift for the child in your life! When I look at all the children’s books in our house, I’m reminded of just how quickly children outgrow these books. My own girls are all now in their mid and late teenage years. I really miss those reading days!


Mercy Snow

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6 thoughts on “Candle Day by Day Walk with Jesus and Day by Day Calendar

  1. I never heard of the Candle brand before today. The calendar and devotional both look like nice gifts. I love the illustrations and simple way the story is told of the Good Samaritan.

  2. When I read Kregel, I immediately think of my friend, who is an editor there. She’s one in a thousand! I don’t think she edits children’s books, however. I’m impressed with what Kregel publishes.

  3. I don’t read the Bible in a year but I do try to read it all the way through by 2-3 years. I’m slow. 🙂 I love the illustrations that you show here. Looks like a wonderful little book.

  4. What great gifts for little ones! I like to learn about brands I am not familiar with. I love getting a Bible verse sent to my computer every day. They are usually short and I wish they would be a bit longer.

  5. What a nice idea for a kids lenten book! Don’t throw away those kid-books! Maybe someday your grandchildren will want to see what their parents used to love~ My kids love poking around Grandpa’s house for my old reads!

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