Friday, January 22, 2016

The Plans I Have for You Devotional & Journal *Review & Giveaway

The devotional is an illustrated 90-day devotional written by bestselling children's 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.

This is broken down into 'Sectors".
1. I've Got Big Plans for You
2. I've Given You a Purpose
3. I don't do Things Small
4. There's nothing You can't do
5. Find that One Thing
6. What I created you to do

Each sector then is divided into devotions. We assumed that each devotion was 2 pages in length because another title would  be listed. It wasn't real clear as they are pretty small devotions. It wouldn't be enough reading for a 11 or 12 year old. For an 8 year old just starting out, it would be a great start to devotion time, or to use in addition with some Bible time.
Some of the devotions do include a Bible reference to look up.
The illustrations in the devotional are wonderful! Very colorful and geared for boys and girls.


Hardcover; 160 pages
Age Range: 8-12 years


The journal prompts creative thinking and exploration of the talents and personalities that make us special, and then helps explore how God may use our unique traits to spread love and joy and make the world a better place.
This journal doesn't follow day by day with the devotional so you can easily use it separately. With the new influx in Bible Journaling, this journal is perfect for getting kids to start thinking about how God made them, and how He has great things in store for them. Each page has a prompt and an area to write and often draw a picture. There are even pages simply for doodling.

There are several times when the Devotional and the Journal have similar illustrations. This really helped connect the two for me.

Stationery; 208 pages 
Age Range: 11-14 years 

About author Amy Parker:
Amy Parker has sold more than thirty books for children, teens, and adults.  She has also collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son.  Two of these collaborations are recipients of Christian retailing's Best Awards, and she has also won three Mom's Choice Awards.  But Amy's greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan. 

About illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton:
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter.  Her passion for children's 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 love to sing, Vanessa's 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. 

Enter to win this great set! US only
Ends Jan 31

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  1. I am not sure who I would use this with . It might be might granddaughter or someone from church.

  2. I would like to use this with my daughter.
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