*Disclosure: I did receive these products from DaySpring to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own.
DaySpring has always been one of my favorite brands. I LOVE their products and it seems like I always have something on my “wish list” from their catalog.
I have also found that DaySpring is a great source of wonderful gift ideas for my kids. My children both have a strong relationship with Jesus and that is very important to me. I selected these bestselling Jesus calling devotional books for children for them because I love the idea of helping them to strengthen their relationship with the Lord and to feed their quest for knowledge about God’s presence in their lives. Even though they are young, spiritual time is a great way to comfort a child’s heart and help them to build great habits as they become older children and on into adulthood.
The word of God is such an important part of each day’s devotion and these books bring out scriptures that have wonderful lessons and guidance about God’s biblical promise of peace.
Here are the two Jesus Calling books that we reviewed:
Kids and tweens, alike, will experience an enlivening touch of God’s presence and peace as their hearts are encouraged and strengthened with daily devotion and Scripture from this exceptional, 365-day devotional book. Written as though Jesus is speaking directly to the reader, it helps youth to know that Jesus loves them and desires to have a close relationship with them in their everyday lives. It’s a wonderful gift to give for any occasion or simply ‘just because.’ Young readers can grow in God’s word as this devotional speaks to a child’s heart and will help them to grow in God’s word every day of the year.
Jesus Calling: April 17
I am training you in steadiness. Too many things interrupt your awareness of Me. I know that you live in a world of sight and sound, but you must not be a slave to those stimuli. Awareness of Me can continue in all circumstances, not matter what happens. This is the steadiness I desire for you.
Don’t let unexpected events throw you off course. Rather, respond calmly and confidently, remembering that I am with you. As soon as something grabs your attention, talk with Me about it. Thus I share your joys and your problems; I help you cope with whatever is before you. This is how I live in you and work through you. This is the way of Peace.
Kids will be encouraged and strengthened with daily devotions and Scripture offered in this large Jesus Calling perpetual calendar for kids. With the same daily devotions as the book, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, this perpetual calendar gives a daily, full-text Scripture for reading and also Scripture references for kids to look up on their own. Written as though Jesus is speaking directly to the reader, it helps youth to know that Jesus loves them and desires to have a close relationship with them. It’s a wonderful gift to give for any occasion or simply ‘just because.’
I have enjoyed reading these daily with my kids, and I love how the actual dates help them to keep up and keep track of where they are in the book. These are wonderfully laid out for children, but also provide great scripture reminders and uplifting messages for adults as well!
A spin off of the original JesusCalling, these flip calendar devotionals for kids have an exciting design and the iconic bird to bring God’s word to your child with key verse and scripture readings that will speak to your child’s heart and put the Lord’s word at center stage in their daily lives.
Written by Missionary Sarah Young, these books are beautifully put together and offer guidance through hard time and trials and even through daily life. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God, and from that experience Jesus Calling® came to be.
It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless every reader with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.
Other great Jesus Calling Devotions
Experience and enjoy God’s abundant peace and calming presence with the same inspiring messages from both the Jesus Calling devotional book and Jesus Calling DayBrightener. Use the devotional book for daily, morning quiet times, followed by the DayBrightener as a “throughout-the-day” reminder of the same tender message God gave you in the quietness of the morning. Daily reminders that Jesus lives and will prompt personal reflections of Jesus today in your life. A great choice for personal growth.
Part of the bestselling Jesus Calling book series, the Adult Version of Jesus Calling is a great book that brings God’s words into our daily lives encouraging readers to be mindful of daily reading and intentional devotional time.
100 Devotions for Families to Enjoy Peace in His Presence and a wonderful way to read God’s word on a regular basis as a family. This would be a perfect gift for a young family and is part of the bestselling Jesus calling book family. Side by side devotions that encourage parents and children to read, talk, and pray together
Jesus Calling for Teens takes Sarah’s writings to the teenage reader and shares God’s word and Jesus’ message to encourage a lifelong peace in through hard times with faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.