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Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 7.75 inches X 6.5 inches X 1 inches (inches)
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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 shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tonedrawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and moreto turn the readers eyes toward the God who loves them with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.
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 readers heart sing.
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling childrens Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Babys First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner and ALA notable, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. She has written many picture books for children, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.Jago is an accomplished illustrator with several prestigious awards to his credit, including a Macmillian "Highly Commended" Award for Childrens Illustration in 2003, an AOI Silver Award in 2004, and the National Literacy Association Wow! Award. Jago lives in Cornwall, England, with his wife and daughter.
GoodbooksDavenport, IowaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5What a book!!January 11, 2015GoodbooksDavenport, IowaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleSally has used her talents, and Jago has too, for the glory of God again. I am a preschool teacher and give THE JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE to my students as a Christmas present each year. I hope and pray that the wonderful presentation of the Gospel will draw young hearts, and the hearts of the adults who read these captivating stories to the child, to the Truth. The new book, THOUGHTS TO MAKE YOUR HEART SING, is like the next step - theology for children practical and well explained. Thank you to God, and to Sally and Jago, and a host of others who published and made book available.
FarmeretteCincinnati, OhAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great book! Beautifully illsutrated and writtenOctober 24, 2014FarmeretteCincinnati, OhAge: 35-44Gender: femaleMeets Expectations: 5I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Zondervan.
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd Jones and Jago is a beautifully illustrated, well written book of thoughts on faith. It has truths from the Bible in a stand alone story format. This format give the book a lot of flexibility. I think it makes a great bedtime story or evening devotional that you can do.
Each story has a bible verse that it is highlighting with that verse listed on the page as well. For example, one story talks about a donkey and how stubborn they are and how they dont like to be led. It goes on to explain how God doesnt want us to be like a donkey. The verse for this particular story is Psalm 32:9 that states Dont be like a horse or donkey, that doesnt understand. They must be led with bits and reins, or they will not come ear you.
I think that Sally Lloyd-Jones does a great job of explaining and painting a picture for the reader or child of that particular thought, verse or story. For kids, this puts the Bible into perspective. One story talks about a donkey. Sally uses a stubborn animal who doesnt like to be led or close, to explain that God wants us to be close now stubborn and always running from him. What a great example for kids! What a great book of Biblical truths!
shopgirl27Age: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Love this!October 3, 2014shopgirl27Age: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is wonderful! My son loves it!
jojosutiscornerAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Simply Stunning!!!October 16, 2013jojosutiscornerAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is so amazing!!!! The illustrations are breathtaking and the devotionals really will make your heart sing!!! Share this book with your children & grandchildren, but be sure to keep a copy for yourself. This book will stir your heart and truly draw you closer to God. Do you desire to have the faith of a child? This is a great place to start! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful bookSeptember 24, 2013mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our family has the Jesus Storybook bible and we love it. The pictures from Jago and the beautiful narratives from Sally Lloyd-Jones are works of art in their own right. Well now the two of them have teamed up again to bring you "Thoughts that make your heart sing."
Basically it's a devotional for young kids, and I would say kids between 6-9 years of age. At first glance, the drawings might "look" like it might be appropriate for younger kids, but Sally Lloyd-Jones uses a lot of flowery and descriptive words (almost poetic) that would be lost on a younger child.
The book starts off much like the Bible does with the stories of creation and makes its way through the scriptures and at over 200 pages there is a devotional for over 70 readings!
Each reading is a page accompanied by a stunning picture - the reading is typically a question about faith or about how we see life and it's shortly followed by a passage of scripture.
This book is a wonderful read, sure to be appreciated by parents as well as their kids. In a world where wholesome Christian literature is needed - this book comes as a breathtaking surprise.
The initiation leather binding is what Zondervan calls "Italian Duo-tone" and it pretty much is a "leather-look" made from rubber and paper. It feels and looks like leather, but it's not made from animal products.
Review copy provided by Zondervan Publishing
Q: For what age group is this written?
This is written for ages 6 and up.
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