Book Review: Jesus Calling Devotional for Kids

Title: Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Author: Sarah Young

Retail Price: $14.99

ISBN: 1400316340

Publisher: Tommy Nelson

Sooo…I was really excited to read and review this book*…and let me just say that I was not disappointed.

One of my favorite teachers (Andrew Wommack) always talks about how faith is our “sixth sense” and that we are supposed to learn how to walk by faith, and not by sight. Because after all we cannot please God unless we have faith.

What I really enjoyed about this devotional is the daily reminder to trust God, focus on God, believe what God said in His word. There is nothing too deep about it, it all boils down to having faith.

Ms. Young does a great job with engaging the reader without talking down to him or her. It was a little challenging to remember that the devotional was written from God’s point of view, so that when it says “I love you” it is God saying I love you. But that was also a good touch because it is a good reminder that God often does not speak to us through the third person, but would speak to us in such a way that we think we are the ones speaking to ourselves, when the only good that exists in us is from God.

Okay the not so fun part (Critique):

There were some devotional entries that were not biblically sound. Most of them focused on God sending us hardships and pain so that we could trust Him— God does not do that, he only sends us good thing. Or the extreme focus on trusting God through the bad times…yes we should trust God always, but we should also resist the devil…so if there are things that are not quite right, the best thing is to look to see if it is something that the Bible says is part of God’s character…i.e. things that are good, pure, of good report etc…if its not from God (disease, poverty, pain, strife, hatred), then stand on God’s promises and resist the devil.

* Tommy Nelson publishers provided me with a free copy to review.

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