The Devotional and Journal were written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. The hardback devotional is recommended for children ages 8-12 and the Journal is for ages 11-14. The devotional helps kids to think about their future to see that God has a plan and purpose for them. It focuses on faith, love, and joy. The softcover journal encourages kids to look at their talents and personalities that make them special and to see how they can make the world a better place.
Both of these books are very colorful and fun for teens and preteens. I like the way they got Alaina thinking about more than what she is doing tomorrow. It helps her to start thinking about her future and how she can use what she likes now later in life. She is still young and many of her ideas probably won't happen, but at least she is learning to think about how to live her life for God.
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 love 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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