Friday, January 13, 2017

Review of the Week: "Love love love!"

I promise I didn't pay this lady. (Although someone did send her a free book . . . but still. ;)

It absolutely tickles me and gives me added purpose in life (no, seriously.) when I read reviews like this. Someone--and not just anyone--some precious, growing, searching girl is reading this devotional and learning from it and loving it. If that isn't my ultimate goal as an author, I don't know what is.

Okay, enough blubbering. Read it for yourself (Amazon).

Love love love!
By Jane Maritz

I received this product for free in exchange for a review. This is one of my favorite review products ever! I keep wanting to steal it for myself! Seriously, it’s absolutely perfect for the desires I have for my kid at this point in her life, where she’s starting to imagine the future and her role in it.

Sectors include:
I’ve Got Big Plans for YOU!
I’ve Given YOU a Purpose
I Don’t Do Things Small
There’s Nothing YOU Can’t Do!
Find That ONE Thing
What I Created YOU To Do

Focus. Kids are born self-centered. I’ve been trying to fight it, but it’s natural. This devotional/journal taps into that self-centeredness, making it appealing to kids, and uses it to shift the focus to the power of God and what He can do in you and through you.

Bible-Rich. Each day’s devotional includes a Bible verse or story, and the focus is on that Bible reference. Both the devotional and journal invite the child to contemplate what God is saying to her through that passage.

Illustrations. Love love love. Everything about both the devotional and journal is just visually appealing. The devotional is full color, while the journal is muted to allow the child to add the color. It compels the child to spend longer thinking through the Bible passage.

Journal. You absolutely need the journal to go along with the devotional. This is my favorite part! The very first page is perfect for my daughter, who is all into secrets and locks on diaries at this point, with a request: “…if I don’t know you are looking at at my journal, put it down and go get your own. Please. And thank you.” Verses are repeated from the devotional, with awesome illustrations that invite the child to draw, doodle, contemplate, and think through how the verses are relevant to her.

This is an absolutely terrific, hopefully life-changing gift for the tweens in your life!

So, don't take it from me--take it from this awesome mama. If you're looking for a devo for the new year or anytime at all, give The Plans I Have for You Devotional a try. And pick up the journal too!