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Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Part of a new brand in the Zondervan family, The Plans I Have for YOU! is an illustrated 90-day devotional written by bestselling childrens 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.
Amy Parkers childrens books have sold more than 1 million copies, including two Christian Retailings Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter. Her passion for childrens 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 loved to sing, Vanessas 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.
FarmeretteCincinnati, OhAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Devotional for any tweenJanuary 8, 2016FarmeretteCincinnati, OhAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One of my most favorite versus in the Bible is Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. WOW! What a powerful verse in my opinion! Written by Amy Parker and Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton is this 90 day devotional that helps kids to recognize that God does have a plan for their lives. Including sections like: Ive God Big Pans for YOU!, I dont Do Things Small and What I Created You To DO. Each of the 90 devotions are laid out on one to two pages in the book. They include a scripture verse as well as a meaning or how this applies to us.
Spirit Muscles for example is based from Ephesians 3:16 and talks about our inner strengths. The reflection reminds is that strength isnt always about measuring muscle size and what exactly this means. Exercising our spirit by listening to God when he asks us to help out someone or to say worry when we have done wrong. Next there is an action or a task to reflect upon or do, in this case it says Be sure to give your inner being a work out-today and everyday.
Targeted for 8-12 year olds this book is a great first devotional book. It is also a great book to help a child recognizing that God does have a plan buy using examples of his truths, promises and plans of others thru the bible verses and explanations that show how these apply to their lives
I received a free copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for a review.