Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

By Rachel Tiemeyer

I know there are many of us out there who love to sing the praises of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, especially the new collectors edition (at right) that includes the audio version. It’s been one of the most influential and perhaps life-changing children’s Bibles I’ve seen in my years working in children’s ministry and as a parent. I’ve said before that my husband and I love it and have learned as much from it as our kids.

So, naturally, I’m drawn to just about anything that Sally Lloyd-Jones writes now. In fact, our upcoming Family Christmas Celebration at our church will be centered around her beautiful and unique Christmas book, Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story. I’m sure I’ll write more about that soon.

But the point of this post is to highlight her newest book. I saw just this week that Lloyd-Jones has a new devotional book for children coming out on October 9 called Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. This one is illustrated by Jago, the same artist who illustrated The Jesus Storybook Bible.

Tim Keller, one of my favorite Christian authors, says, “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing may be the best, first introduction for children to have their own time with God.”

The publisher describes this book as a collection of 101 simple-yet- profound thoughts on faith.”  Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing 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. Perfect for family devotions, bedtime, story time, or even as a companion to The Jesus Storybook Bible….”

I’m pre-ordering my copy this week and can’t wait to start using it with our whole family. You can pre-order it below, too (and support Thriving Home in a small way at the same time).

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