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Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, Vol. 1

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, Vol. 1

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by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, present this first volume of gorgeous, simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith taken from their book, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing.With included narration by award-winning actor David Suchet, this edition of the first eighteen thoughts (“Dance!” to “Glorify!&rdquo


Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, present this first volume of gorgeous, simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith taken from their book, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing.With included narration by award-winning actor David Suchet, this edition of the first eighteen thoughts (“Dance!” to “Glorify!”) uses a conversational tone paired perfectly with the illustrations to look at profound spiritual truths—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, this ebook edition with a read-along component gives you an opportunity to make your heart sing, no matter where you are. (Due to the limitations of digital file size, the complete ebook has been divided into volumes.)

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6 - 9 Years

Meet 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 Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at http://www.sallylloyd-jones.com.


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Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In 2007, author Sally Lloyd-Jones’ book, The Jesus Storybook Bible was published and quickly shot to the top of the book charts. It proved a powerful tool for youngsters to connect to God through Lloyd-Jones’ wonderful storytelling. Now, this same author has published an inspirational book for children (and adults!) that is the perfect companion (or stand-alone book) to her first title. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing is a collection of 101 thoughts, very short stories, riddles, and examples from daily life to give one joy in the gifts that God gives each and every one of us. Each “thought” is short, no more than a few brief paragraphs, to hold the attention of little ones. There is the story of Winkie, a pigeon who saved the crew of a downed WW II plane by flying home which Lloyd-Jones uses to tie into the theme of finding God, who is our true home. We’re given a riddle of guessing what the hardest thing in the world to tame might be. Is it a lion? An ant? No, it’s our tongue! And again, the author ties this into an important life lesson. On another page we meet the beautiful horse and learn how much God loves this majestic animal. Well, if God loves the horse so much, “how much more must he love you?” Below each “thought” is a Bible verse that ties in nicely to the story. At the back of the book the author lists a bibliography and other sources that she found helpful while compiling the text for this book. Of course, no review of this book would be complete without mentioning the absolutely wonderful artwork. The bright, vibrant, and engaging pictures that accompany each story are absolutely delightful and are sure to attract young eyes that might otherwise wander. From the bright pink and green cars to the rocket ship flying through space, there is something here for every taste. It is not surprising, then, to learn that the author, Jago, has won several awards to honor his talent. Quill says: Listed as a book for children ages 6-9, this is truly a book that anyone who desires a closer relationship with God will enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With an older nook this will not work because the nook doesn't offer sound. Be careful!
mojo_turbo More than 1 year ago
Our family has the Jesus Storybook bible and we love it. The pictures from Jago and the beautiful narratives from Sally Lloyd-Jones are works of art in their own right. Well now the two of them have teamed up again to bring you "Thoughts that make your heart sing." Basically it's a devotional for young kids, and I would say kids between 6-9 years of age. At first glance, the drawings might "look" like it might be appropriate for younger kids, but Sally Lloyd-Jones uses a lot of flowery and descriptive words (almost poetic) that would be lost on a younger child. The book starts off much like the Bible does with the stories of creation and makes its way through the scriptures and at over 200 pages there is a devotional for over 70 readings!  Each reading is a page accompanied by a stunning picture - the reading is typically a question about faith or about how we see life and it's shortly followed by a passage of scripture. This book is a wonderful read, sure to be appreciated by parents as well as their kids. In a world where wholesome Christian literature is needed - this book comes as a breathtaking surprise.  I don't know what it is, but Banes and Noble always screws up on Zondervan's Duo-tone bindings. This book is NOT leather-bound. It's what Zondervan calls "Italian Duo-tone" and it pretty much is a "leather-look" made from rubber and paper. It feels and looks like leather, but it's not made from animal products. Review copy provided by Zondervan Publishing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated book for children by Sally Lloyd-Jones. It is a delight to read with my grandchildren at bedtime or any time!
katuschka More than 1 year ago
This book indeed will make your heart sing. It is wonderful for all ages, toddlers to grandmas. This book is a balm to the soul and so simply written and illustrated. I LOVE it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great gift to give kids moms or grandparents