December 13, 2013

Jesus Calling for Kids Giveaway

Jesus Calling is a newer adult devotional that seems to be getting a lot of attention.  Tommy Nelson now have produced a children's version called Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids.  Tama Fortner adapted it from the original Jesus Calling, written by Sarah Young.  The same themes and verses are used in both versions.  Be sure to read to the end for a giveaway!  This book was provided by Tommy Nelson for giveaway purposes, but all opinions are my own.  

Each daily devotion's goal is to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through time with "Him" and His Word.  The daily devotions are based on Scripture.  The unique part is that it is written as though Jesus is speaking directly to the child.  I think this is something that some may dislike, but as I was reading through various entries, it does seem well done and based on Scripture.  

Prior to giving this to my 7 year old, we will have a discussion about how it is like Jesus is the author, though the words are not truly His, though based on verses in the Bible.  We will also read the Introduction together which explains this a bit.

The Jesus Calling for Kids Deluxe edition has a rust-red imitation leather cover.  From what I have seen I do like it.  It provides dated devotions, so it makes a great Christmas gift.  I'm sure my daughter will be eager to begin using it on January 1st.  Each devotion begins with a Bible verse written out.  After the few paragraphs for the devotion, 1-3 additional verse references are provided for the child to read on his or her own.  I would really have liked to see at least one long passage included each day, but from what I have seen they are typically one verse in length, though sometimes a bit longer.


GIVEAWAY Giveaway is now closed.  Sarah is the winner!  Congratulations!
Tommy Nelson is offering a copy of the Jesus Calling for Kids Deluxe Edition to one reader!  To enter this giveaway, please tell me how you encourage Bible reading and/or devotional time in your family.  In the same comment, please leave your email address in that comment so I can contact you easily.

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Giveaway will run through Tuesday, December 17th.  The winner will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond.  Random.org will help to choose the winner. Winner will be announced on this post.  This giveaway is limited to the US.  Thanks for entering!

I am not certain if the winner's copy will arrive before Christmas, but I hope it will!

~ Annette {This Simple Mom}
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15 comments:

  1. I try to set aside some time for the older kids to go read some scripture alone - also we do group reading most mornings. This would be great to get my kids excited to have their own study times!
    aranchmom @ gmail dot com

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  2. I try to encourage reading the Bible and having devotionals to my family by setting the example myself. I have a soon to be 5 year old daughter and a 22 month old son. We haven't come across a devotional book that's on my daughters level and I think this one would be awesome.

    Amandar912@yahoo.com

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  3. We have family worship every night. Would love to keep our going for her as an individual

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  4. We are in the process of getting a new pastor at church. One has already been confirmed, and the other will be next year. I haven't been as diligent as I should be :(

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  5. Right now we are doing advent activities. There is Bible reading everyday. We try to keep up with our church's kids devotionals as well.
    Petenjanna@yahoo.com

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  6. Following by email
    Petenjanna@yahoo.com

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  7. I tweeted! @AIRmommy
    Petenjanna@yahoo.com

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  8. I follow on twitter
    @AIRmommy
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  9. I follow on FB
    Janna Powell Lamison
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  10. We spend time reading each evening & for a while we were having Rachel memorize Bible passages. Hopefully we can get back to that in January.

    jandbstabley@gmail.com

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  11. I follow by email :)
    jandbstabley@gmail.com

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  12. Oh I've been wanting this!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  13. I'm a subscriber! elahs mommy at hotmail dot com

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  14. I follow you on twitter @mustardseedmom

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  15. I follow you on facebook

    Sarah Massey

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