Book Review: Jesus Calling For Kids

I was delighted when Thomas Nelson Publishers sent me a copy of their newest devotional book for kiddos called Jesus Calling For Kids. Mary Anneliese recently finished reading the devotional book she got last year for Christmas, and I was looking for a new one. Perfect timing!

Here’s the review from the Thomas Nelson website: “After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying to her through Scripture. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals. They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers, and now young readers, with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.

Based on her original Jesus Calling, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives.”

Not only are the devotionals easily understandable for children, the thing I really love about this book is that it is written as if Jesus is speaking directly to the reader. What a fantastic way for children to learn to hear from Him as they are reading. It trains them to understand that God does, in fact, speak to them through His word. What an incredible concept!

I am a big, big fan of Jesus Calling For Kids! If you would like to have a copy for yourself, leave a comment. One commenter will be blessed with a copy of the book to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Happy reading!


  1. TboneEnEdieBellRaif says

    i think you should give it to me. i can share it with 12 kids other than my 4!! think how the Word will spread!

  2. Cynthia Moss says

    I've been looking for a good devotional for Eli and Ethan. Do you think it would be over their heads? I'd love to give it a try!

  3. I'm not asking for the book but I wanted to comment. I have been singing "Jesus is tendering calling" since I read this last night. Woke up singing it this morning! =)

  4. Glad to hear of a great devotional book. We are in need of a new one at my house.

    By the way, I love to read your blog. You encourage me more than you know! You are a sweet wife and momma. So glad to know you.

  5. Sounds like such a sweet book. Tucker asked the other day if you wear your bathing suit when you get baptized…that lead into a talk about why you really get baptized (not just to wear your bathing suit!). Precious boy!

  6. Kathryn monsour says

    I thought I was the first to post but it must not have worked 🙁 it went something like this… "pick me! Pick us! Pick the monsours! I have seriously been wanting to start a family devotional time with the kids. It's on my never ending to do list and I just haven't had a chance to search for a good one or go to lifeway. This would be so exciting since God had laid it on my heart recently. So choose me! Choose us! Choose the monsours!!!"

  7. I have heard about this book, sounds great! Right now we are reading "A Hive of Busy Bees" from Rod and Staff, but we don't have our next devotional picked out yet… maybe this one?! Joy

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