Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Mama and Me: Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Child by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley - Illustrated by Phyllis Harris (Review & Giveaway)

ISBN: 978-1-4143-7973-9
$14.99 Hardcover
Tyndale House Publishers
About the book:  My Mama and Me is designed around four questions: Can You Tell Me about God? Can You Tell Me about Jesus? What Does God Think about Me? How Can I Show God I Love Him?

Through 25 rhyming devotions and fun activities, Mom can answer these questions for the curious little one. It’s a great way to introduce kids to faith at an early age yet in an age-appropriate and understandable manner. Each devotion also includes a short Bible verse and a prayer that mother and child can recite together. Some of the activities include creating a card, making a heart wreath, and singing—all of the activities are directly related to the theme for the devotion. These devotions translate to hours of meaningful, faith-filled fun.

The book ends with a touching prayer every mother will want to pray for her children.
My thoughts:  If you were to glance at this book in a store or see it online to purchase, you would think it about a love between child and mother and how they interact with one another. However, that is not the case. This lovely little book is filled with soft, whimsical pictures that will draw the attention of the young child.

As a devotional book, it is especially nice in that it is filled with lovely rhymes.
The greatest thing for you to know
is God loves you from head to toe!
He made you, and he knows your name.
His love for you will stay the same. (page 39)

Mama, I've got questions for you.
Who is God, ad what does he do?
How did God make the great big sky?
How did he put the stars so high? (page 9)
The teaching opportunities are plentiful and the special moments of spiritual discovery that are shared will create memories to last a lifetime. A wonderful little book to help shape a young life. Sadly, this delightful book was not available when my children were growing up. But I plan to pass it along to my daughter who has four lovely little girls who will delight in having it read to them and learning its valuable lessons.
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GIVEAWAY: I know someone is going to be very blessed and happy to receive a copy of this book. Use the entry form below. Begins September 12 & ENDS September 30 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open in Continental US addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Tyndale Blog Network to facilitate my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I was not compensated for this review. A certificate for a giveaway copy was also provided by Tyndale for one of my readers.


  1. Thank you for this. I do Tyndale Rewards but buy their products on I did not realize that they had their own site. I like The One Year My Princess Devotions for my litte ones.

    1. Emi - Be sure you post all your "Tyndale" books on Tyndale Rewards so you can "earn" more books. :) Glad you found their products on their own website. is good for prices, but you'll find good prices on B&N,, and other sites as well as the publishers themselves.

  2. Thank you for this beautiful review, Vera. You have touched my heart and blessed me today. My prayer is that God will use this book to draw mothers and children closer to each other and closer to Him.

    Blessings to you!

    Crystal Bowman

    1. Crystal, thank you for your kind remarks about the review. I hope the artist realizes how lovely I think her artwork is in the book. So soft and sweet - just like the love of a mother and the love of our Lord.

  3. This looks like a wonderful book I would love to share with my children. Thanks so much for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday!

  4. This looks wonderful Vera. I need to get some great books like this now that Gigi is 2 and started to really understand the concepts. Thanks for bringing it to our attention on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  5. Bedtime Stories and Prayers would be a favorite book for my grandchildren.

  6. Oh, what a sweet devotional. I think you are right - someone will totally love this. I will tweet about it for you! Thanks for joining us in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!


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