Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jesus Today®: Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young [Review & Giveaway - 2 winners] Release date Feb. 2

  • ISBN-13: 978-0718038052
  • Tommy Nelson Publisher - Ages 6-10
There is just something so sweet and special about kid's products - especially kid's products that help guide your children in their walk with the Savior.  Our awesome friends at Tommy Nelson (a division of Thomas Nelson) has a devotional just for kids.

I have recently seen a plethora of children's Bible study and/or devotional books and many are really cute (sometimes too cute). But while we want the materials used to teach and encourage children toward their walk with God, we shouldn't want them so cute as to lighten the reality of the awesome power and love of God. We need to strike a happy balance.

In this edition of Sarah Young's Jesus Today®: Devotions for Kids, this well bound, small hardcover book has a cute and appealing cover. Inside, though, it is all serious business. This book is print only on the inside (aside from border color and little bird).  The text is written in a down-to-earth yet serious tone that will get across to the child God's supreme love and power but it is in terms and phraseology that a child can grasp.
Each two-page devotion has one page of devotional text and one page of Scripture quotes. The print is sized to make the early reader comfortable. While the book is directed for the age 6-10 child, I see the younger children will possibly need assistance reading (good parent to child time). However, I believe, too, that this will appeal on upward to the 12-13 year old as well.
I think this is just a wonderful page. We know we
can ALWAYS trust God because He ALWAYS does
what He says; and if He promises, the promise is kept!
I like that there is a Scripture Index in the back of the book which is broken down by books of the Bible. I would prefer that the author had used the King James Version, but the conservative Christian author has chosen a different version to utilize. Parents can choose this opportunity to show a comparison to their child, if they so wish.
Jesus Today®: Devotions for Kids is about Jesus and His amazing Love for you.  It's also a book about hope.  Some kids may think that hoping is just wishful thinking.  But the hope Jesus offers you is something you can hold on to -- knowing it will never let you down.  Because Jesus will never let you down!  No matter what is happening -- whether you are happy, scared, angry, or sad -- God is always in control, and He is always good.

Jesus is the Friend who is always with you. Jesus Today®: Devotions for Kids will pour this powerful truth into your children’s hearts as they learn that He knows everything about them and loves them more than they can imagine.

Each devotion is based on Scripture and is written as though Jesus is speaking, assuring that He is in control, that He is good, and that an amazing future awaits all who put their hope in Him.

Adapted from ECPA Gold Medallion–winner Jesus Today®, this devotional has the same themes as the adult version, as well as written-out scriptures. It is a great choice for families to read and discuss during devotional time together.
GIVEAWAY 
#1 receives "Jesus Today" book (US/CANADA)
#2 receives a $25 Family Christian Appreciation Certificate (US ONLY)
Begins January 24
ENDS February 2 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. 
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
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About the author: Sarah Young's devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying and writing in prayer journals.  With sales of more than 14 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists.  Sarah's writings include Jesus Calling, Jesus Today, Jesus Lives, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence -- each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ.  Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years.  They currently live in the United States.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

45 comments:

  1. The beautiful sunshine on the pristine white snow has given me much joy today!

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  2. I would like Jesus Calling and Jesus Today Devotional Journal. I think both of these would be helpful in a young person's spiritual growth.

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  3. I was brought joy just spending the day with my hubby & kids!

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  4. I like the "Jesus Calling Bible Storybook" because it is Bible stories with scripture. Also one of the reviews said it has really beautiful pictures, and I love that.

    I also like "Jesus Calling For Little Ones" because it is a board book. I love getting Christian books for the really little ones, and this one looks really good.

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  5. My students did well on their quiz.

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  6. My husband helped me with something that was painful.

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  7. I would like to get The Journaling NIV Beautiful Word Bible - Chocolate/Turquoise LeatherSoft Item # 1602366

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  8. My dog wagged at me today. That makes me happy.

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  9. At family Christian, I like the Courageous plush fox

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  10. I almost said bedtime devotions with the cute bear - then realized it was the wrong author!
    I like the Jesus calling with the little bird/cute cover
    and the Jesus today with the beautiful dove

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  11. I am joyful today for 3 twins vanilla ice cream (not that i should be eating it at midnight, but I'm going to anyway!)

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  12. Thanks for sharing. I am joyful today because the snow plow finally got to our street! I'm adding this to my giveaway roundup. Thanks for linking up at #LMMLinkup.

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  13. Thanks for sharing. I am joyful today because the snow plow finally got to our street! I'm adding this to my giveaway roundup. Thanks for linking up at #LMMLinkup.

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  14. Vanilla. Bean. Cheesecake.
    Yum.
    Who wouldn't be happy with cheesecake in the tummy?

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  15. I got to go to science fair and experience kids interested in science!

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  16. Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids &
    Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence
    are 2 books by Sarah Young that offers each day, encouragement and hope from a Savior who is closer than you can imagine and who will never leave you.

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  17. I had a wonderful lunch with my oldest granddaughter!

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  18. I'd like to buy some boxes of religious cards. Some birthday, sympathy & Christmas Cards.

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  19. An order that I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for finally arrived today (well, yesterday now) :-DD

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  20. Taking a day off of work to take care of myself. I'm exhausted and getting sick.

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  21. Had my mom over for a homecooked meal this evening. She enjoyed it and we had a good visit.

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  22. Sunshine brought me joy today!
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  23. What made me happy today is the phone call I received from my grandson!

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  24. I was happy with how the basswood (probably basswood) bowl turned out. The tree had been down for awhile, so we were afraid there would be too much rot. Turns out the piece was just fine - and we even got a little bit of spalting.

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  25. I was happy to see my students today even though I'm still sick.

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  26. I shared beautiful fresh-blooming tulips with friends, and they enjoyed them as much as I did!

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  27. Waking my son up in the morning brought me joy!

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  28. Today, I am happy to see woodpeckers at my bird feeder

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  29. It brought me joy to make a toy for my cats that they played with for hours.

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  30. I had a great Day at work Today

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  31. Today, I heard a funny pun. small joy, but joy nonetheless (and some groans)

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  32. I would buy a Fisher Price Little People's Noah's Ark

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  33. I am joyful today becasue God blessed me with another day to share His love and kindness.

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  34. I would use it to buy War Room. I loved that film and I would love to be able to share it with others.

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  35. I would like to read Jesus Lives and Dear Jesus by Srah Young. I would love to read them so that I can hear what God has to tell me through her words.

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  36. I would like to buy the Gold Rosary Bracelet.

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  37. Hanging out with my mom brought me join today.

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  38. We went to Mad Mex for dinner today. The winter veggie tacos are so good. My mouth was HAPPY!

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  39. If I won this awesome prize, I would buy the ABC Building Blocks Pull Toy for my son!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  40. I also like Jesus Calling Bible Storybook and Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook.

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    1. Sorry, I chose these two one for each Grandchild.

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  41. I would buy Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids: Deluxe Edition, Sarah Young.

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  42. My Granddaughter brought me joy this morning with a text message picture of herself holding a sign that said I LOVE YOU GRANDMA. My heart opened with joy and love immeasurable by anything I could image. I Thank God for her and her beautiful little ways to show how much she loves me.

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  43. This looks like a great devotional! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!
    Tina

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