Author(s): Lindsay Blair
Designed for use with PROOF Pirates: Finding the Treasure of God’s Amazing Grace VBS, or as a stand-alone product.
A Gospel Story for Kids Resource
Chore charts. Report cards. Standardized tests. Athletic banquets. Kids are inundated with messages about their performance. Because performance—work and reward—is one of the basic structures of our lives, kids often grow up thinking, “I am what I am because of what I do . . . or because of what I’ve failed to do.” How different this message sounds from the biblical message of redemption by grace!
PROOF Pirates introduces kids to God’s amazing grace through a fun-to-read pirate story about a boy named Jesse whose parents send him on a scavenger hunt. Along the way, children will learn with Jesse key truths about God’s grace using the popular PROOF acronym (God’s grace is Planned, Resurrecting, Outrageous, Overcoming, and Forever). God’s grace—and not our performance—makes us who we are.
Through Jesse’s adventure, children will be encouraged to love the gospel as the greatest treasure in the world. Each section of PROOF Pirates Family Devotional has corresponding memory work and a guided family devotional time to reinforce the ideas in the story and is ideal for use with children from four to eleven.
“Family devotional time can be overwhelming. Sharing God's big truths with little hearts is not an easy task. PROOF Pirates Family Devotional has changed the game by making devotional time fun and full of gospel goodness. Your heart will be encouraged as you share the Good News with your children.”
Jessica Thompson, Author/Speaker
Lindsay Blair, Tessa Janes, Timothy Paul Jones, and Jonah Sage serve on the creative team for children’s ministry at Sojourn Community Church. They want to see children learn about and experience God's grace. Lindsay co-authored Our Home is Like a Little Church (Christian Focus, 2010), which was also illustrated by Tessa. Tessa has also illustrated several other books for children. Timothy is professor of leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.