Lucado Devo for Teens
My family has enjoyed Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends, a children's series that teaches bible lessons using stories of a fun caterpillar. He is much better known for his bestselling books on Christian living, though we haven't read any of these.
The teens in my house used to be little boys who enjoyed the Hermie cartoons. Now they are grown and a little too old for Hermie (shhh...they've been known to watch along with their baby sisters...don't tell.) They are the perfect ages to enjoy Max Lucado's first devotional for teens.
One God, One Plan, One Life is a dated devotional to take you through 365 days of the year, encouraging teens to trust God and His perfect plan for their lives.
For some reason, my boys are thrilled that it is dated. It doesn't include the year's dates, just January 1st, January 2nd, etc. They really like knowing they are on track and this makes it easy.
I love that it encourages daily quiet time and developing a personal relationship with God, not just moral relativism.
Each day's devotion is one page long. The pages aren't very long and the devotion is easily read in under 5 minutes. Each day begins with a short verse and then a few paragraphs illuminating the meaning of the verse in an applicable way. Each lesson ends with "One More Thought", a short paragraph sharing an extra life application to take to heart.
More than anything, the theme of the devotions seems to be defining Who God Is and what that means to us. They aren't in-depth Bible studies, but they are very thoughtful devotions and a great start to a teen's morning. They are short, but many teens find it difficult to squeeze in time for devotions before school in the morning.