Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 Christmas Give-Away - Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

I've been very happy this year to review several books which are actually devotionals for children! I strongly believe if we can get children to believe and accept how much God loves them as children, and learn to turn to Him with their questions, troubles, and joys, then they will grow to be teens and then adults who do the same! So, books which help children do this are books I'm strongly in favor of!

I was recently sent another book which does exactly this! This lovely book was written by Sally Lloyd Jones and illustrated by Jago - yes, you may recognize them as the author and illustrator of, "The Jesus Storybook Bible", so, I'm delighted to share this new book from them with you!

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
Author - Sally Lloyd Jones
Illustrator - Jago
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 6-10

Favorite Features -
  • 101 simple devotionals.
  • Each devotional includes a short devotional thought and Scripture verse.
  • The Deluxe Edition - which I was sent, includes the beautiful book and two CDs with the entire book on them in a lovely, decorative box.
  • Illustrations are colorful, interesting and inspired by creation and science and will get the attention of children and adults alike.
  • Perfect book for families to use to start, or end their day together!
Zonderkidz says; "From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling "Jesus Storybook Bible", comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone—drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more—to turn the reader’s eyes toward the God who loves them with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love. The deluxe edition also includes audio from award-winning actor David Suchet, allowing read-along opportunities or inspiration wherever you go. Perfect for family devotions, bedtime, story time, or even as a companion to "The Jesus Storybook Bible", this accessible yet theologically rich book reveals biblical truth in word and image, all working together and designed to do one thing: to make the reader’s heart sing."

I love the focus of these devotionals of being centered on reminding children how much God loves them and how He wants their hearts to sing to Him! One of my favorite devotionals is entitled, "Are We Troubling God?" and it says: "Do you sometimes think you can't bother God? That maybe He's too busy to hear from you? That what you're asking is too small to trouble Him with?  Jesus said God wants us to come to Him, like a child comes to her daddy. When we're afraid. When we're worried. If we're happy. If we're sad. However we feel. It doesn't matter. he wants us to come to Him for everything . . ." Is this not how we want our grandchildren/children to see God? How we want to see Him for ourselves? Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing will do exactly this; it will make your heart, and the hearts of your grandchildren/children, sing as it reminds us all of the truth of how very, very much our God loves us!

I'm very happy to say, not only did Zonderkidz send me one copy of Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing in exchange for me to write what I truly think of it, but they are also making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing which will be on November 16, 2014, please comment below to let me know a "thought which makes your heart sing" . . . for me it has to be from Isaiah 26:3, where God promises to keep us in perfect peace when we keep our minds on Him and trust Him! I have seen over and over again How He does exactly this!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!

19 comments:

  1. The most wonderful thought...and fact...is that Jesus loves me!! I follow on facebook and email.

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    1. Most wonderful for sure! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  2. The thought that Jesus died on the cross for everyone is really the best.

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    1. It is the best! The most wonderful thought of all and does make my heart sing! Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  7. My heart sings to know that He knows my name and its written on His heart
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  10. My heart sings knowing that I am never alone.

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