Finding the right devotional can be difficult. Oftentimes, friends make recommendations but usually for me, the devotional I choose meets me right where I am during a particular season in my life. Can you relate?
For many years, I used the Jesus Calling as my daily devotional. I loved it for many reasons but one was the tone in which it was written. Sometimes, the words seemed to be the very thing that my soul needed to hear. It drew me in and created in me a desire to just sit in the presence of the Lord.
As a parent and ministry leader, I am always on the lookout for the same type of resource for kids. I believe that part of my role is to put good resources into the hands of parents to help them disciple their children at home. I was so excited to see that Sarah Young, author of the Jesus Calling, had written a new devotional for kids.
About Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids
Jesus is the Friend who is always with you. Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids will pour this powerful truth into your children’s hearts as they learn that He knows everything about them and loves them more than they can imagine. Each devotion is based on Scripture and is written as though Jesus is speaking directly to you, assuring that He is in control, that He is good, and that an amazing future awaits all who put their hope in Him. Adapted from the ECPA 2013 Christian Book of the Year-winner Jesus Today, this devotional has the same themes as the adult version, as well as written-out scriptures. It is a great choice for families to read and discuss during devotional time together.
Hardcover: 368 pages
Age Range: 6-10 years
About Sarah Young:
Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 14 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling, Jesus Today, Jesus Lives, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence — each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.
The book contains 150 devotions that elementary-aged children can read alone or with a grown up. The devotions are just a few short paragraphs long but they pack a powerful punch. The language is kid-friendly and simple, making it easy for young children to process. Because they’re written as if Jesus were speaking, the devotions can capture the heart of both children who have already asked Jesus to be their Savior and children who might not be 100% sure what they believe.
Each devotion is followed up by 2 or 3 bible verses that relate to that day’s theme. The book also has various quotes sprinkled throughout that break up the content a bit.
I also absolutely loved the Scripture Index in the back of the book. Each verse mentioned in the book is listed in order and lists the page numbers where that verse is discussed. Also, I loved the texture of the pages. They were glossy and smooth, which will make it more durable for little hands.
If you have an elementary-aged child in your life or home, this is a resource you’ll want to take a look at.
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