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From UK children's author Sally Lloyd-Jones, a collection of stories and truths your 8s to 12s will find irresistible. Beautifully presented and easy to read first step toward a life of daily devotional reading and personal prayer.
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Taking the themes and thoughts of Bible stories, the authors use beautiful illustrations and simple words to give your children their first Bible storybook devotional. An original concept from the creators of ‘the Jesus Storybook Bible’ this new work ‘Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing’, is a gorgeous collection of words and illustrations, stories and facts, themes and meditations on familiar concepts that will make yours and your child’s heart sing in harmony with the heart of God.
As well as stories from the Bible, simple words and sentences reveal how a heroic pigeon can point us to God, how the story of Quasimodo can show how much God loves us. This imaginative collection of stories, facts, and familiar concepts will encourage you and your child to think about faith, grace, promises, forgiveness, and so much more. This child-friendly, yet thoughtfully rich book brings the Bible to life for young children. Thoughts and stories are perfect for bedtime devotionals, family story times, and even as a companion to the ‘Jesus Storybook Bible’.
Created for children aged 4-8, younger children (3 to 4) will enjoy the brightly coloured illustrations while grown-ups read, while older children (8 to 9) will be encouraged to develop their own routine of devotion, Bible reading and prayers.
Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing - US Spellings Edition by Sally Lloyd-Jones was published by Zondervan in October 2012 and is our 13430th best seller. The ISBN for Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing - US Spellings Edition is 9780310721635.
Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing
"Zonderkidz presents - from the creative team that brought you ‘The Jesus Storybook Bible’ - Award winning illustrator Jago - New York Times Bestselling Author Sally Llloyd-Jones..."
"Discover 101 simple yet profound thoughts on faith, focused on what God has done through his never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever LOVE. Discover the shepherd, the warrior, the hero, the author, the peacemaker, the beloved, the creator, the rescuer."
"Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing - available October 2012."
"Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing is a refreshing read that is full of insight and enjoyment."
"Sally Lloyd-Jones’ experience as an author shines through as she casts light on the character of God through her eloquently presented thoughts on the Scriptures."
"Jago is a critically acclaimed illustrator, who works from his home in Cornwall where - surrounded by every Apple technical gadget imaginable - he conjures up authentic and awe-inspiring pictures."
"From one of the best author-illustrator combinations of the current era, we as readers are blessed by their offering of ‘Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing’."
"Fantastic for all the family, this book is ideal for creating lasting biblical memories."
“Thoughts to Make Your heart Sing may be the best, first introduction for children to have their own time with Jesus. It shares the same whimsical art [by Jago] as The Jesus Storybook Bible – one of my favourite gifts to friends, whether they have children or not – as well as Sally [Lloyd-Jones’] easy-to-understand prose. Best of all, it is saturated with an understanding of the Gospel, God’s love freely given to us, but purchased by Jesus. Although designed for children, these are thoughts that should make all of our hearts sing.” – Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
Sometimes, in the world of Christian publishing, something comes together that’s just so right you don’t notice it’s the work of two people. It’s as though a single mind had produced every thought, every word, every line and every stroke of paint. When the best selling children’s story book Bible ‘The Jesus Storybook Bible’ entered the world of Christian resources, it was as though the writer, Sally Lloyd Jones and illustrator, Jago, were simply alternative names for one and the same brilliant creative spirit. They are, in fact, two distinct individuals. But surely they work at the same desk or at least live in the same street? No. Sally Lloyd-Jones, although English, lives and works in New York. Jago, winner of a National Literacy Association Award, lives with his wife and daughter in Cornwall, southwest England.
While ‘Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing’ is yet another creation by these two award winning producers of children’s literature, the book’s concept is different to their previous collaborations. Rather than simply retell the stories from the Bible, the authors take as their starting point the ‘thought’ behind, around and within the story itself. In effect, they have created a children's story devotional – a book of more than one hundred mediations in gorgeous pictures and very few words. Grown-ups will open ‘Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing’ and wonder why the devotionals written for adults contain so many words and so few pictures, while finding themselves totally absorbed in the simple thoughts drawn from Bible stories of faith, love, hope and courage.
The book is a perfect picture book for children to discover for themselves, but also an ideal way to introduce the concept of daily personal devotions to a young mind. The two, perfectly in tune, authors blend their words and pictures to show profound spiritual truths in bright, lively illustrations and simple, conversational words and sentences. Together they draw on thoughts from the great Bible stories and shed new light on themes of creation, history, science, the works of great thinkers, preachers and writers in words and ideas that children can grasp and understand. Together, Sally and Jago turn every young reader’s eyes toward the God who cares for them with thoughts and themes of his always and forever Love.
It is a book for your children’s bedtimes, certainly, but it’s a book that grown ups will take away to read for themselves, to enjoy the illustrations of animals and plants, trains and rockets, people and places, and the simple words of truth and reassurance, long after the children have gone to sleep. Like its companion, ‘The Jesus Storybook Bible’, this is an accessible book that reveals biblical truth in words and images for children from 4 up, and certain to make the heart sing for readers many, many years older too. – Les Ellison
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children, with an particular passion for writing biblical truth that young children will love and live. She is the author of the Jesus Storyteller Bible, which won the Moonbeam Award. Although she’s British, Sally lives in the Big Apple, New York City. Jago is an accomplished illustrator with several prestigious awards to his credit, including a Macmillian "Highly Commended" Award for Children’s Illustration in 2003, an AOI Silver Award in 2004, and the National Literacy Association Wow! Award. Jago lives in Cornwall with his wife and daughter.
|Author / Artist||Sally Lloyd-Jones|
|Publisher||Zondervan (October 2012)|
|Recommended for Ages||from 4 years up to 8 years|
|Number of Pages||224|
|Page last updated||23rd May 2016|