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Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition
$24.99
Format: Paperback

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This deluxe edition of Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones presents 101 insightful, biblical thoughts that create a deeper understanding of faith. Through the text and beautiful art by Jago, and included audio from narrator David Suchet, discover how God seeks to know us with an amazing and grace-filled love.
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From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone—drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more—to turn the reader’s eyes toward the God who loves them with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love. The deluxe edition also includes audio from award-winning actor David Suchet, allowing read-along opportunities or inspiration wherever you go.

Perfect for family devotions, bedtime, story time, or even as a companion to The Jesus Storybook Bible, this accessible yet theologically rich book reveals biblical truth in word and image, all working together and designed to do one thing: to make the reader’s heart sing.

Contributor Sally Lloyd-Jones , Jago , Tim Keller
Short Bio Sally Lloyd-Jones

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Baby’s First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner and ALA notable, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. She has written many picture books for children, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.



Jago
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, England, with his wife and daughter.
UPC 025986747503
ISBN-10 0310747503
ISBN-13 9780310747505
Publish Date Oct 21, 2014
Weight 1.8200
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $24.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Fitzysmom
Overall Rating
Sally Lloyd-Jones wrote Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing with the intention of it being used to guide children into a daily devotional time. Her words combined with the artistic talent of Jago and the life-giving Word of God make for the perfect tool to help your little one begin that life-long habit.

In the Deluxe Edition the daily thoughts have been recorded on two cds by the distinguished British actor David Suchet. I can think of so many wonderful ways to use this valuable set. I know the objective is for a daily reading, but it would be a perfect companion on a long car trip. When my kids were little it was popular to do read-along books with tapes. This book and cd set would work well in that same manner. Your child could follow along in the book while the narration was being played. It would not only help increase their reading skills but they would also be soaking in valuable principles from God's Word.

I do have a small confession to make . . . as an adult I love this for myself. Listening to the cds is like having a blessing being spoken over you by a beloved grandfather. For the past several days I have popped one of the cds in as I've gone about my business around the house. It has been a beautiful time of worshiping and communing with my Savior. As that soothing British voice speaks, I find myself pausing just to soak in the truth that is being put forth. We are loved with an everlasting love by an all encompassing Savior. Hallelujah!

I encourage you to get this for your little ones, but also to take the time to bask in it yourself. Let the Word and truth spread over you and cover you with an assurance of love like no other.

I received a copy of this set to facilitate my review. (Posted on 10/30/14)
Review by Nancee
Overall Rating
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing is a beautifully written and illustrated devotional type book for youngsters. I thoroughly enjoyed it myself! The writing is creative, easy to understand, and saturated with lessons in understanding the Gospel and God's love for us. Everyday items found in nature are exquisitely utilized, the messages beautifully conveyed by the author, and illustrated by the artist. Illustrations are colorful and delightful!

The CDs that accompany this deluxe edition are a bonus! The entire family can benefit from this beautifully packaged set. I was very impressed by this gift package of devotions and the CDs that accompany the book. I highly recommend Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this gift set from Zonderkidz in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review. (Posted on 10/28/14)
Review by Lynda
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I've been very happy this year to review several books which are actually devotionals for children! I strongly believe if we can get children to believe and accept how much God loves them as children, and learn to turn to Him with their questions, troubles, and joys, then they will grow to be teens and then adults who do the same! So, books which help children do this are books I'm strongly in favor of!

I was recently sent another book which does exactly this! This lovely book was written by Sally Lloyd Jones and illustrated by Jago - yes, you may recognize them as the author and illustrator of, "The Jesus Storybook Bible", so, I'm delighted to share this new book from them with you!

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
Author - Sally Lloyd Jones
Illustrator - Jago
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 6-10

Favorite Features -
101 simple devotionals.
Each devotional includes a short devotional thought and Scripture verse.
The Deluxe Edition - which I was sent, includes the beautiful book and two CDs with the entire book on them in a lovely, decorative box.
Illustrations are colorful, interesting and inspired by creation and science and will get the attention of children and adults alike.
Perfect book for families to use to start, or end their day together!
Zonderkidz says; "From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling "Jesus Storybook Bible", comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone—drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more—to turn the reader’s eyes toward the God who loves them with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love. The deluxe edition also includes audio from award-winning actor David Suchet, allowing read-along opportunities or inspiration wherever you go. Perfect for family devotions, bedtime, story time, or even as a companion to "The Jesus Storybook Bible", this accessible yet theologically rich book reveals biblical truth in word and image, all working together and designed to do one thing: to make the reader’s heart sing."

I love the focus of these devotionals of being centered on reminding children how much God loves them and how He wants their hearts to sing to Him! One of my favorite devotionals is entitled, "Are We Troubling God?" and it says: "Do you sometimes think you can't bother God? That maybe He's too busy to hear from you? That what you're asking is too small to trouble Him with? Jesus said God wants us to come to Him, like a child comes to her daddy. When we're afraid. When we're worried. If we're happy. If we're sad. However we feel. It doesn't matter. he wants us to come to Him for everything . . ." Is this not how we want our grandchildren/children to see God? How we want to see Him for ourselves? Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing will do exactly this; it will make your heart, and the hearts of your grandchildren/children, sing as it reminds us all of the truth of how very, very much our God loves us! (Posted on 10/24/14)
Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
Overall Rating
The new Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition is fantastic! The Deluxe Edition includes the book (Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing), two audio CDs, and it all comes in a sturdy storage/display case with a Velcro closure.

Sally Lloyd-Jones is known for bringing us The Jesus Storybook Bible (which is wonderful), and she is back again with Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing is a fantastic devotional for both adults and children. The thoughts come from a variety of directions - historical references, other writers, and of course the Bible. (There is a bibliography & source section at the back of the book - pages 220-224.) Some of the entries may be a bit flowery or abstract for children, but the thoughts are beautiful. (One example is "Sing Your Song!" which isn't referring to the literal act of singing.)

I do feel that Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing will make the most sense to those who have already read The Jesus Storybook Bible. It references words/phrases that are used throughout The Jesus Storybook Bible ("Terrible Lie", "Rescuer", etc.).

As in The Jesus Storybook Bible, the illustrations for Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing are done by Jago. Jago is an incredibly talented artist and the illustrations he has done for Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing are no exception. The illustrations here are a little more "full" (not so simple) and with a slightly different tone than the art he did for The Jesus Storybook Bible, but each and every one is beautiful. The illustrations have a vintage feel to them and are done in beautiful muted colors.

The Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing book included in this Deluxe Edition seems to be a bit taller and wider than the original. (The book in the Deluxe Edition measures approximately 7 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 3/4", where the dimensions of the original are closer to 7 1/2" x 6" x 1".)

The audio by David Suchet for this Deluxe Edition is amazing. (He also did the audio for The Jesus Storybook Bible Collector's Edition.) In my opinion, he could read the dictionary and I might be temped to buy the audio disc. He brings life to each piece he reads, and is able to keep the attention of my whole family (kids included). The one downside...once David Suchet has read to your kids, they may tell you that you are reading something wrong when you read to them (just because it doesn't live up to his reading skill). I think I can live with that.

Disc 1 contains "Dance!" through "Under His Wings"
Disc 2 contains "Talk to Yourself!" through "By the Hand!"

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Deluxe Edition is available today (October 21, 2014).

FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 10/21/14)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
About the Book:

Christian Children's Book and audio CD's.

About the Author:

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Baby’s First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner and ALA notable, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. She has written many picture books for children, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.



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, England, with his wife and daughter.



My Review:

We loved reviewing this book/CD set! My children were beyond fascinated with the illustrations in the book as well as the audio cds that brought the book to life. I use many devotionals on my own as well as with my children. We also read devotions as a family each night. Sometimes I think it would be nice if all books come with an audio CD, it really opens the mind up to so much and you can watch your child's imagination go wild.

The devotional is very meaty but its not dry or it is more involved than what you would expect out of a children's devotional. My boys asked to look at, read and listen to the set many times. I love when a product like this does something in them that they just can't get enough. There are over a 100 daily snippets provided for our young, sweet children. The items provided are geared for ages 6-10, the deluxe set includes a hardcover book, as well as 2 CDs and comes in a handy enclosed boxed case. I think it would be a perfect gift but I'm also thinking of sharing it with my Sunday School class that I teach.

If you would like to learn more, you can at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. (Posted on 10/16/14)
Review by Cindy
Overall Rating
I love children's stories so when this special package arrived I was beyond thrilled. It is beautifully presented in a nice packaging. But my heart beat fast when I turned over the package and realized one of my favorite British actors did the audio for this book. I was thrilled. My excitement did not wan, once I opened the package, a lovely book, wonderful spiritual truths presented in a devotional type book. Sally Lloyd- Jones really nailed these devotions. Perfect for young children to be read to, or great for readers to read. The artwork is wonderful, it is muted and serene, perfect for devotions. This gift set is a perfect gift for the holidays. 5 stars from this reviewer.
This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. All thoughts presented are my honest opinion of this product. (Posted on 10/13/14)
Review by April
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Over the last couple years I have had the opportunity to review some great children's bibles and stories. This one keeps standing out the most!!! As soon as I opened the book I fell in love with the artwork by Jago! I think they way the illustrator uses shadows and colors just somehow create the perfect emotions for the devotionals.

Since I have read several Bibles to my children this devotional is taking some of those stories an helping them apply the messages in a more personal way. The devotionals are short but can provide several minutes of discussion for a family. The deluxe version comes with CD's to listen to each devotional. I personally still prefer to read them with my children but I can totally use the CD's during play time for extra listening to them. This devotional is a great tool to pair with the Jesus Storybook Bible. (Posted on 10/12/14)
Review by Jackie
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Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing is a beautifully written and illustrated collection of 101 thoughts that make the reader & listener think about God's love for them. The illustrations are amazing and the audio recording is perfectly done. My 4 yer old has sat still and listened to an entire CD in one sitting. We all really love this deluxe set. The packaging is beautiful and sturdy, excellent for gift giving. I highly recommend this boxed set!

{I received a copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, no guarantees were made. Read full review here - http://oneredeemedmom.com/review-thoughts-to-make-your-heart-sing/ } (Posted on 10/8/14)
Review by Sally
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The creators of the bestselling “Jesus Storybook Bible” does it again with this delightful book, “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing”, filled with 101 collections of thoughts on faith. The truths from the Bible are told in every day conversation making it easy to understand. This is written and illustrated to keep your youngster motivated to make daily devotions a major part of their lives. It teaches them about never giving up and keeping their eyes on the God…the one who loves you. This comes complete with a hard-cover book in a beautiful Velcro-closure gift box with two narrated CD’s. The devotions are a two-page spread, with devotions being one page and an illustration of the devotion on the second page.

Wow, Wow, Wow! I was once again blown away by this beautifully illustrated devotional. Don’t be misled by the word devotional. It is not your typical devotional. It is specifically geared toward the age group 6-10, written in easy to understand language with beautiful illustrations. As I turned the pages, I kept wishing that I would have had this book when my children were growing up. It would have made devotional time much easier. I think if you really want your children rooted in God’s word, as a parent you have to devote time to make that happen. However with our busy lifestyles it is not always easy to find time or devotionals that our children will understand. This book has taken out all the guess-work. I loved the narrated CD’s. I think even a toddler would enjoy and relate to them. These would be wonderful to play at bedtime….just to remind your child, God loves them and He is in control.

I would definitely recommend this book. This would make a fabulous birthday or Christmas gift, or what would be better than to receive this book for Thanksgiving? I think this book will make devotional time exciting!

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 10/2/14)

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