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Good Morning, God


We added a new book to our keeper shelf.

Apologia Educational Ministries sent us Good Morning God to review.

The book is an application of Deuteronomy 6:6-7.
4 “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! 5 “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. ~ Deut. 6:4-7 NASB
His commandments are what set us apart as a nation unto Him. After all, "...what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?" ~Deut. 4:8.

From the website:
Good Morning, God is a story about a four-year-old boy as he goes through a week with his family. This book is designed for children age one to eight years old. Ideally, this book will help your child fall in love with our heavenly Father by thinking about Him from sunrise to sunset. The hope is that this book will introduce children to the simple and wonderful ways we can worship God daily and inspire them to enjoy the Lord with their entire being all through the day. The prayers for each day are meant to encourage your child to consider his or her relationship with Jesus and respond with childlike faith.

What I love is that this book is subtle, yet my little ones caught on quick to the meaning.


Read the sample to see more.

You can simply read this to your children or you can turn it into a unit study and thus a literal application of Deuteronomy 6:6-7. Guess which one we did? =)

Here are a few snapshots of day 2:

This day begins:

"Good morning, God. Today is Monday. I wake up with lots of energy. 
I worship God with my family and with all of my heart. . .  " 

Questions and Activities:

Draw a picture of a heart.


Read Matthew 6:19-21:
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~ NASB
What is something that you treasure?
Malachi: YHVH, Yeshua, my family. 
How can you love God with all your heart?

To which I asked, what does the Bible teach us? Mali's reply: to keep Sabbath; teaches us how to live. 

What is your favorite thing to do in school?
Malachi: Bible, Five in a Row, Geography, Math, Science, Writing, Reading, drawing pictures.
Draw a picture of your dad, mom, brothers and sisters.


How can you be a good brother or sister?
Malachi's answer: playing cars with my brothers, playing dollies with Elli, playing with Bo.


I had them draw and color on 4x6 sheets of cardstock so I can stick them in my Project Life album. I will treasure these activities and my little one's thoughts on Heavenly things!

The book also comes with a coloring book based on the book.
Malachi is coloring a picture of the little boy when he rises up (wakes up). 

When I was first asked to review this, I hesitated because I wasn't sure this book would work for us. While we are proficient at tailoring mainstream Christian books to fit our needs, it is sometimes not worth my time. With that, there was only a couple pages I had to work around.  For example, we don't go to church on Sunday because we keep Sabbath on the 7th day of the week instead of the 1st day... so I had to explain to my little ones why they were at church on a Sunday. . . and that church for us looks a little different because we "church" at home. Other than that, this was a wonderful way to apply Deuteronomy 6:6-7!
Disclaimer: Apologia Educational Ministries sent us Good Morning God for free for the purpose of this review and no further compensation was received. In exchange, I offer my honest opinion and review.

108 comments

  1. I'd use this as a great way to do devotions with littler ones!

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  2. I would use this book for devotional times with my younger kiddos. My older ones would probably listen in too! :)

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  3. I am a fan of Apologia on Facebook!

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  4. I would use it in the mornings with Noah =)

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  5. I follow and subscribe, he-he =)

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  6. I would use this as a unit study with my children!

    What a great giveaway!

    karenbasel at yahoo dot com

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  7. I follow Delightful Learning!

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  8. We would use this as a way to do devotions with the kids.

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  9. Deut 6:4-7 is so my conviction for homeschooling to train my children. This book may help them get the reason why God has parents teach children daily all day at all times His ways! This book sounds amazing!

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  10. We love this verse and say the Shema everyday and night. I would love to share this book with my children. It looks so delightful.

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  11. Oh, I love this book! Love how you used it. I would love to read this to my littles!

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  12. As a homeschooling family, we have our challenges throughout the week...especially with 3 little ones under the age of 6 and my husband on active duty. We would use this book for more of a visual lesson in the principles that we try to implement throughout the day based on this particular verse. it has become our family's life verse. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful gift.

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  13. I follow your blogsite and enjoy all of the wonderful ideas that you have used with your children. We have also included beginning Hebrew into our curriculum and have found your posts informative. Thanks again.

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  14. I would use this book with my 5 year old.

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  15. I would use this as 'cozy time' read aloud. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  16. I was just looking at this book in their catalogue. I recently received 'Who is God?' and I wondered about this book for my little ones. I would definitely use it for our morning devotion time.

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  17. I would put this in our church library so a lot of families could benefit. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  18. I would share this book with my young niece and nephew, as well as work it into Bible lessons. Thanks- April

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  19. I would use this for our morning bible time and read aloud time. Thanks!

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  20. I like Apologia on facebook too!

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  21. I have actually been considering purchasing this book and coloring page and have been a little on the fence how I would use it. We start off our morning doing Stick Figure Bible . . . but Gabe doesn't do that with us, except to draw on his own dry erase board. So . . . I was thinking of using it with Gabe and the other boys would also "overhear" or participate with us!

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  22. I liked Apologia on Twitter. I actually did that before I read your review because I was surveying their catalog over an afternoon coffee break and snuggle with Omi.

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  23. Awww . . . I just notice I am on your blog roll . . . thanks. Anyway, I like you on Facebook, too.

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  24. I would use this book as a devotional and I would probably actually use your activities with my 3.5 yr old. We are trying to teach her more gratitude.

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  25. I like delightful Learning on FB

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  26. I would use this with my 3 year old.

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  27. I subscribe to Delightful Learning via email.

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  28. Love Apologia! I reviewed "Who Is God?" for TOS Crew and am currently reviewing "Read for the Heart". DD uses Apologia science for high school.

    Anyway, I would use this book with my boys (7 and 11). I'm sure the oldest would be listening too. :)

    caratemberton at yahoo dot com

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  29. Follow Apologia on Twitter as TotallyTember.

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  30. I have a 12 year old and a 7 year old and they have such a hard time getting along. I think this is a great book to use to bring them both together and all of us as a family to learn God's design for us together and to show how to love and respect one another.

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  31. I would use this with my children in the mornings for school

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  32. I would use this in the morning for school.

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  33. I would use this book with our soon to be 4 year-old son to help teach him about God and to hopefully help us to have a more focused devotional time as a family :)

    HEATHERLBRANDT (AT) FRONTIER (DOT) COM

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  34. I would use this in the mornings with school.

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  35. I would use this book this summer as a morning devotion. I love your ideas of how to use it!!!

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  36. I liked Delightful Learning on Facebook.

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  37. I would use it with my boys in our morning devotions.

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  38. I am following you on Facebook too.

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  39. We would read and read and read this book. It looks awesome!

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  40. I am a follower of your blog! I read you most often on my iPad using pulse. =)

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  41. I would use this as a unit study with my three little ones. (posting this using pulse, your site is hung on my pc-I did post once from my pc using fb login.)

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  42. I am a new fb follower of Delightful Learning :)

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  43. Your children are absolutely precious. Love their dictations that go with their drawings--how sweet. They truly have a heart for the Lord! Thank you for sharing and for such a beautiful review.

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  44. I LOVE love love this! We would use this in our opening daily study for homeschool.
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  45. I like Apologia in FB
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  46. I like DL on Facebook!
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  47. I subsribe! LOve this.....!
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  48. It would be a wonderful way to begin each day with my little ones.
    Thanks
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  49. I subscribe to Delightful Learning.
    Thanks,
    Caterina
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  50. I think I would use this book in a unit study with my 6 year old and maybe just read it to my 3 year old.

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  51. I subscribe to Delightful Learning e-mails!

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  52. I liked Delightful Learning on FB! :)

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  53. I would love to use this book for a Bible based unit study with my younger kids! It's so hard to find good books that stay so close to scripture. I love Apologia.

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  54. I subscribe to your blog on email. Really enjoy it.

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  55. I would use this in our Before Five in a Row-style teaching with my almost 3-year-old. She loves learning and I love teaching about our Lord and Saviour! Thank you!

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  56. I subscribe to your blog :) love it!

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  57. I like Delightful Learning on FB :)

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  58. Shalom am commenting and follow and like #1, 2, &4 all except twitter. so 3 entries!Wonderful content. Shalom Stefanie W.

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  59. I think using this as a unit study would be a fun way to read the book with my kids.

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  60. I subscribe to Delightful Learning.

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  61. I like Delightful Learning on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Oh, my 5 year old would love to have her own Bible time. So it would be her & I and we'd probably work through most of the activities.

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  63. I like Apologia on Facebook too.

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  64. I love your idea! and would love to use this book to help my children invite the Lord into every part of their day :)

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  65. i like Delightful Learning of facebook

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  66. Great Book! My daughter especially love books like these, I love the ideas you posted!

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  67. I would use this book with my 3 little ones in our devotional time.

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  68. I follow the Delightful Learning blog.

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  69. I follow Delightful Learning on FB.

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  70. Angela ~ you are commenter #88 and the winner of my book giveaway!
    Please send me your shipping info and I will forward it to Apologia
    for shipping. Congrats! and I hope you enjoy the book with your little
    ones. =)

    ~Michelle

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  71. I love how you used this book, I would probably have to copy your ideas. :) Thank you for this review and giveaway.

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