My Grandma & Me – Guest post by author Crystal Bowman

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When I told my editor at Tyndale that I was going to be a grandma, her eyes lit up like lightbulbs. “Then you have a whole new audience!” she said. And my new audience is a big one! The baby boomers are now grandparents, and they are actively involved in the lives of their grandchildren. Statistics show that today, more than ever, grandparents are helping to raise their grandchildren either part time or full time. Grandma often steps in to save on childcare costs if Mom has to work. Grandma also lends a hand to her single daughter, or the mom whose husband is in the military. Grandma attends school programs, soccer games, and piano recitals. And Grandma can also invest spiritually in the lives of her little ones.

My Grandma and Me–Rhyming Devotions for You and Your Grandchild hits the bookstores this month. Each two-page spread offers a Bible verse, a short rhyming devotion, and ends with a song or prayer. The interactive text gives Grandma the tools she needs to fill little hearts with truth from God’s Word. The book concludes with the Ten Commandments, Psalm 23, The Lord’s Prayer, and a Grandmother’s Prayer.

The introduction explains how a grandma can use this book with grandchildren who might live too far away for regular visits. Using the telephone or Skype, grandmas and grandchildren can enjoy this book even if they are miles apart.

The following is an excerpt from the book:

God Is with You

The Bible Says: I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken; for he is right beside me. Psalm 16:8

You can run and you can hide.
You can jump, and you can slide.
And no matter what you do,
God is always there with you!

You can travel on a plane,
in a car, or on a train.
On the ground or in the air—
God is with you everywhere.

This devotion ends with a short song for Grandma to sing with her grandchild.

The publisher chose a great illustrator for this book. The illustrations are adorable! Warm and sweet, they add life and joy to every page.

It is my prayer that this book will be a blessing to grandmothers and grandchild as they share precious moments together.

Crystal Bowman

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Janice D. Green retired as an elementary librarian to write books. She is author, illustrator, and publisher of The Creation, and The First Christmas, Bible storybooks for children. The colorful illustrations in The Creation are hand appliqued fabric pictures that have been put together to make a Bible quilt. The First Christmas, is illustrated by Violet Vandor. Janice's passion is to write about the Bible in a way that encourages people to want to know more and to read it for themselves.

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