It is tough to find devotional books for that 8-12 year age range. I have TWO in that age range right now, and believe me, it's been a challenge. SO when I was given the opportunity to read Amy Parker's devotional, The Plans I Have for You, I was thrilled to take the challenge. I was pleasantly surprised! This books packs a punch for our young readers - it challenges them to think about their future, while focusing on God's purpose for each of them. I loved the way Parker uses scripture and Bible stories to drive home the idea of focusing on all you can be for God - to find His plan for you. It is written right on their level - the illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton are fabulous and eye-catching as well. AND the biggest bonus is the accompanying journal which is also right on their level. It gives them places to write, draw, and doodle to show their ideas on paper - in a form that they can keep forever. I love the whole idea of this - teaching our young ones how to journal and express themselves while focusing on God's great love and plan for us.
Age Range: 8-12 years
Age Range: 11-14 years
I was sent copies of these books for an honest review on my blog.