Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Plans I Have For You {book review & giveaway} #PlansIHave #flyby

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD.  "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a HOPE and a FUTURE."  

If you know anything about me at all, you know that Jeremiah 29:11 has long been my favorite Bible verse.  I have taught it to it to my children at home and have taught it to the kids that have come through my ministries for the past 25 years.  I love that GOD has a plan for my life and I want everyone I know to understand that key promise.  I love knowing that HIS plan is better than any other plan out there.  I have lived my life trying to make sure that I follow GOD's plan -- Plan A -- for who I am supposed to be.  My biggest fear is arriving in Heaven and hearing GOD say that while Plan B (my plan) worked out and was "okay", HE had so much more for me with Plan A (HIS plan).

It is my heartfelt mission to share GOD's plan with everyone I know -- especially my children.  Amy Parker's new Devotional and JournalThe Plans I Have For You, is a great tool for children to physically begin dreaming about their future as they focus on faith, love, joy and JESUS.   It encourages creativity as it helps you recognize that GOD has a plan and purpose for each of us.

The 90-day Devotional is bright and colorful and user-friendly with funky fonts that make it super-inviting.  Divided into 6 sectors of 15 days each, students dive into GOD's Word through Scripture, explanations, discussions, and questions to ponder as they look at GOD's PLAN and PURPOSE for their lives realizing HE doesn't do things small.  What a perfect reminder that there is absolutely NOTHING that you can't do with GOD by your side.  HE will help you find the ONE thing that HE has created you to do.  In bite-sized chunks, the Devotional is perfect for learning to spend time with GOD and enjoy every moment.

The Journal offers a complementary hands-on activity guide to the Devotional.  It really takes kids a step further in their understanding and walk with GOD as they process what they've read through fill-in-the-blank questions, lists, doodles, and creative writing exercises with a fun twist.  The cheerful illustrations help students build a lasting foundation for quiet times spent in relationship with GOD.  It encourages creativity and focus on GOD's plan for your life.

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 loves 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. 

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How's this for a fun way to help your children get a great start to the New Year?  I'm loving this Journal and Devotional set for my Princess and I'm sharing it with the parents of children at church. Check it out for your children -- and enter to win a free The Plans I Have For You set for someone you love.

I highly recommend both of these books for you and yours.

Following HIS plan,
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  1. gift or use it? I'd have to actually see it to make the determination. if I used it... would be with my 10 year old. If I gifted it... I'd have to think on that a bit.

  2. I would either use it with my oldest or gift it. I would need to see if first before making the decision.

  3. My children would benefit from this. Thank you for the chance.

  4. What a great idea for kiddos!!

  5. I would gift it to my niece. She'll adore this.

  6. I would gift this to my daughter! I've been looking for something like this for her!

  7. I would give the book to my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity.

  8. What a great giveaway! We have been looking for a devotional to start with our family!

  9. I would gift this set to a close friend and they have two girls the right ages. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  10. i would like to use this with my daughter. she and i will enjoy it.

  11. I would love give this to my pre teen daughter, who just just started middle school this year! This is something she would love to use and learn from!

  12. I would use this with my kids.

  13. I would use this with my kids

  14. I would share it with my 11 year old son. chaselhoff at usa dot net

  15. I would give this to my son - he would love it!

  16. I would gift this to my nephew!

  17. I would love to give it to my son for his 8th birthday!

  18. I would use this with my daughter.

  19. I would probably use this with my daughter. If it would turn out to be to advanced for her, I would either keep it until she is ready or send it to my nephew or nieces to check out.

  20. I'd love this for my daughter.


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