Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God

(From Amazon): Transform Your Family with Ten Minutes a Day in the Gospel Story Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car s oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make...and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do. Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God s story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won t find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known. Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God s plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.

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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
Early Years - 12th
New Growth Press


  • 1 God Creates the World
  • 2 God Creates Man
  • 3 Adam and Eve Disobey God
  • 4 Cain and Abel
  • 5 God Chooses Noah
  • 6 The Rainbow of God's Promise
  • 7 The Tower of Babel
  • 8 Abram and God's Promise
  • 9 God makes a Covenant with Abram
  • 10 God Gives Abram a New Name
  • 11 The Lord Appears to Abraham
  • 12 God Rescues Lot
  • 13 Isaac and Ishmael
  • 14 Abraham is Tested
  • 15 God Provides a Wife for Isaac
  • 16 Jacob and Esau
  • 17 Jacob's Lie
  • 18 Jacob's Dream
  • 19 Jacob and Rachel
  • 20 Jacob Flees from Laban
  • 21 Jacob's Wrestling Match
  • 22 Joseph's Dream
  • 23 Joseph is Attacked by his Brothers
  • 24 Joseph Interprets the Dreams
  • 25 God Provides for the Israelites in Famine
  • 26 Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers
  • 27 God Protects Baby Moses
  • 28 God Calls Moses
  • 29 Moses Confronts Pharaoh
  • 30 God Sends Plagues against Egypt
  • 31 The Last Plagues and the First Passover
  • 32 God Parts the Read Sea
  • 33 God Provides Food and Water for Israel
  • 34 God Gives Moses the Ten Commandments
  • 35 The Tabernacle
  • 36 The Golden Calf
  • 37 God Has Mercy on Israel
  • 38 The People of Israel Complain
  • 39 Miriam
  • 40 Israel Spies Out the Land
  • 41 Moses Disobeys God
  • 42 God Heals Israel with a Bronze Snake
  • 43 Rahab's Help
  • 44 Jericho Falls
  • 45 Israel and Ai
  • 46 God Calls Gideon
  • 47 Gideon's Victory
  • 48 God Gives Samson Strength
  • 49 Samson Loses His Strength
  • 50 Ruth
  • 51 God Hears Hannah's Prayers
  • 52 God Calls Little Samuel
  • 53 The God of Israel Cannot Be Captured
  • 54 Israel Demands a King
  • 55 Saul Disobeys the Lord
  • 56 God Chooses a New King
  • 57 David and Goliath
  • 58 The Ark of God
  • 59 David the Psalmist
  • 60 Solomon and the Temple of God
  • 61 The Kingdom is Divided
  • 62 God Provides for Elijah in Miraculous Ways
  • 63 Elijah an the Prophets of Baal
  • 64 Elijah Is Taken Up to Heaven
  • 65 Elisha's Ministry
  • 66 Naaman Is Cured
  • 67 The Fall of Israel
  • 68 Good King, Bad King
  • 69 Johan and Nineveh
  • 70 Josiah, the Eight-Year-Old King
  • 71 The Fall of Jerusalem
  • 72 Nebuchadnessar's Dream
  • 73 Four Men in the Furnace
  • 74 The Glory Belongs to God Alone
  • 75 Daniel in the Lions' Den
  • 76 THe Exiles REturn
  • 77 THe TEmple Is COmpleted
  • 78 Nehemiah

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