I want my boys to get into devotionals more, learn more about how Jesus and God feels about them, that's why I was happy to receive Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young.
It includes 150 devotions along with quote pages and a Scripture Index in the back. It also has over 365 pages.
I let Austin review this since it's recommended for 6-10 year olds and he just turned 11 in December. But I'm sure any age above 6 could read it, words are big and page are short making it easier.
Austin got comfy on the recliner and just had at it! He got up to Devotion 10 in one sitting before he stopped. I'm glad my boys like to read, makes me proud.
My two favorite quotes from the book:
I keep the Lord before me always. Because he is close by my side I will not be hurt. Psalms 16:8
I can do all things through Christ because he gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
I like how small the book is and how big the words are. I like how it says when you're worried don't go turn to the tv or cell phone, turn to me. I think that's what most people do today, they avoid God and Jesus thinking that he can't help, when he can.
About Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids
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 directly to you, 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 the ECPA 2013 Christian Book of the Year-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.
Hardcover: 368 pages
Age Range: 6-10 years
About Sarah Young:
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.