Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Plans I Have For You Children's Devotional and Journal - #FlyBy #PlansIHave Review and Giveaway

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About The Plans I Have For You Devotional:
 The devotional is an illustrated 90-day devotional written by bestselling children's book author Amy Parker and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, teaching and inspiring kids to dream about their future, to focus on faith, love, and joy, and recognize that God has a plan and purpose for each and every one of us.
  Hardcover; 160 pages Age Range: 8-12 years
About The Plans I Have For You Journal:
The journal prompts creative thinking and exploration of the talents and personalities that make us special, and then helps explore how God may use our unique traits to spread love and joy and make the world a better place.
Stationery; 208 pages Age Range: 11-14 years

Devotional page example
About author Amy Parker:

Amy Parker has sold more than thirty books for children, teens, and adults. She has also collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Two of these collaborations are recipients of Christian retailing's Best Awards, and she has also won three Mom's Choice Awards. But Amy's greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan.

About illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton:

Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter. Her passion for children's books began when she came across The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child in the 1960s. Growing up in a musical family who love to sing, Vanessa's illustrations are as fun and whimsical as a beautiful melody. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, NC with her husband of 20 years, their daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes.

My Review:
My family is a household rooted in Christian beliefs and faith.  I believe it's important to teach children at an early age the core values and beliefs that revolve around Christianity.  Giving them the tools early on helps them to grow and mature in a religion of love, mercy, and grace.
The Plans I Have For You Journal and Devotional are both great resources to get kids interested, and keep them interested, in the life applications of God's word.  The Journal is divided into six sectors and prompts kids to reflect on their life.  There's writing activities, questions, and cues that get children thinking and make them step into action.  Several of the pages are dotted with Scripture.  A couple examples of questions asked in the journal are "Does Philippians 4:13 give you strength to do what you really want to do?  How?"  and "How could you let the light of Christ shine through you?"  The blue and white font and illustrations, along with the calls of action, get kids involved and engaged. 
The Plans I Have For You Devotional is a hardcover book that also contains six separate sectors.  The first one is about the big plans God has for you and the second discusses the purposes given to you by God.  The third talks about how you have a huge purpose in life and the fourth talks about being able to do anything you put your mind to.  The fifth is about finding your special gift and the last is about what God created you to do.  The book is intended to be read a day at a time, for a total of 90 days.  There is scripture for each day and explanations for what it means.  There's also positive messages and reinforcements. 
Both the Journal and the Devotional are written in a way that capture children's attention.  The illustrations and wording are age appropriate, without deviating from the Scripture.  They teach kids the greatness and importance of our God, all in a fun way.
Journal page example
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Michelle Elizondo said...


Peggy said...

I love John 3:16... it is very comforting.

Unknown said...

King James Bible. A Psalm of David. Psalm 23-28 Is my most favorite. The LORD is with us, we just have to accept him into our daily lives.

Audra said...

David and Goliath

Renee said...

I love the story of the birth of Christ.

C said...

The stories of Genesis.

Jblanton said...

I like david especially the story of david and goliath

Nicky232807 said...

I love the phrase:
God will give U strength for every battle, wisdom for every decision, peace that surpasses understanding.

MyKidsMom said...

That looks awesome for the whole family. Ephesians 6:10-20 put on your Armor!

Cassie Eastman said...

My favorite verse is Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

chickie717 said...

I lie this one cause it is simple but can be deep at times... I can do all things through Christ!

Leela said...

John 1:16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I love John 15. I like the whole chapter, it is amazing.

cbusch said...

I love the Angel Gabriel. He is my favorite and I named my son after him. chaselhoff at usa dot net

Unknown said...

I don't have a favorite bible verse! They are all good to me!

Emillie Rose said...

Jeremiah 29:11

Megan C said...

I have always loved the story of Noah.

lilyk said...

My favorite person in the Bible is Esther.