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Devotional book for families offers creative ways to nurture faith


God with Us Today: Devotions for Families

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Mennonite Church Canada/Mennonite Publishing Network Joint Release
September 15, 2006

Waterloo, Ontario — A new book from Mennonite Publishing Network invites busy families to share devotions at home. God with Us Today: Devotions for Families is the second devotional book from author June Galle Krehbiel.

Each of the 100 readings in God with Us Today includes a brief meditation on a scripture passage as well as a prayer and questions to help families worship God. Included with the short devotionals are poems, proverbs, quotations, word puzzles, song lyrics and simple facts to help children and adults better understand the Bible and our world.

"Today's busy families need creative ways to nurture faith at home," notes Eleanor Snyder, editorial director of the Faith & Life Resources division of Mennonite Publishing Network. “God with Us Today draws parents and children to personally connect with God, while having fun together."

Scripture texts for God with Us Today were selected from the new Gather ’Round Sunday school curriculum, a joint project of Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church USA and the Church of the Brethren. Churches have begun using Gather ’Round curriculum for the first time this fall.

Krehbiel’s first devotional book, 101 Devotionals with Children, (Herald Press, 1999), and God with Us Today are available for purchase by calling 1-800-631-6535. It can also be ordered on-line at (God with Us Today: ISBN: 0-8361-9343-1)

Mennonite Publishing Network is a ministry of Mennonite Church Canada.

About the Author
June Galle Krehbiel is a freelance writer and editor. She attended Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., and graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has taught school in Kansas, Nebraska and Nigeria, and worked as a college news writer. Krehbiel and her husband, Perry, are members of Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, Kansas. They have two children, Melanie Krehbiel of El Dorado and Joel Krehbiel of Champaign, Ill.