Sally 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.
I 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!
This 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!!!
Our 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.