What I love most about ‘The Plans I Have For You’ journal and ‘The Plans I Have For You’90 day devotional is the fact you can show your children that God has a plan for you, no matter how hard life may seem now, he has a plan for you. I am almost 30 and I still struggle with this, lol. My kids have been through a lot, my oldest, Hailey has been through a lot for someone who is almost 12 years old. But I reminder her daily that she is loved and that God is always there for you.
Finding Christian devotional books for teens and pre-teens is hard work. I found this book and it was perfect. TheI illustrations in this book and journal is simply amazing! I turned this 90 day devotion into a 6 day thing. So we could get through the book faster and because it was just THAT GOOD!
Each devotional has a bible verse then a related story. It’s perfect for the start of a new year. There are a lot of “What do you want to do when you grow up..” I like to make that a ‘goals for 2016’. More realistic if you ask me.
The journal is super cute. There are a few things like re-writing the verse, doodles, questions, it’s a real hands on and really great for pre-teens. Hailey loves it. We might of made the 90 day devotional a 6 day thing, but we didn’t do that with the journal. Overall, both of these books are heaven sent.
About The Plans I Have For You Devotional:
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.
Hardcover; 160 pages | Age Range: 8-12 years
About The Plans I Have For You Journal:
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.
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.
If you order both books within the US, you can get free shipping. Which is pretty sweet if you ask me. The book is $14.99 & journal is $12.99. You can check out their facebook page & twitter page. I would totally recommend this book for your pre-teens. But I also read this book to my adult friends and even they loved it.