Jesus Always for Kids by Sarah Young

I am a HUGE fan of Sarah Young's work and loved all of her devotionals so far. I have even read the kids devotionals Jesus Calling and Jesus Today and they are fantastic. So, I expected nothing less than amazing when I decided to review Jesus Always for Kids and I was not disappointed.

I love how Young starts off the devotional with telling kids that this book is about finding joy in Jesus no matter what your circumstances are and that if they don't already know Jesus, then she is praying for them. She has made the introduction very personal and kids can connect with her, feeling like the devotional is written just for them. The other thing that stood out from the intro is that she encourages kids to start a "thank book." I really love this idea since it will help kids focus on what they are grateful for, instead of what they want.

The devotionals are broken up into the months of the year with one for each day. She starts off the month with a scripture verse that would make a wonderful memory verse for your child to learn. Then each devotional is prefaced with another scripture verse and ended with directed reading from the Bible. I really loved how she is fully grounding children into God's word and making that the foundation of their daily reading.

For the meat of the devotionals, she takes to her normal style of writing as if Jesus was writing these devotions. Now, I know that some have a problem with this style of writing and have paid attention to all of the controversy that her previous books have causes, but as for me, I really loved this personal touch, especially for children. As I have said in the past, it feels like a journal handed down directly from Jesus and I really adore this type of writing. It has helped me connect with Jesus and I think it will help kids connect also.

Overall, this is another wonderful devotional from Sarah Young and I really enjoy adding this one to my kids collection. With the holidays coming up this would make a great gift idea or added tradition to your family activities. I highly recommend this devotional.

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}