God's Promises for Boys

God's Promises for Boys

by Jack Countryman, Amy Parker
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Overview

God's Promises for Boys by Jack Countryman, Amy Parker

An easy way to help young boys see God’s promises and how they can rely on His love in their daily lives.

The promise verses in this book are selected from the bestselling International Children’s Bible®
to offer comfort and encouragement when a boy is feeling afraid,
lonely, worried, angry, dissatisfied, discouraged, sad, rebellious,
impatient, or sick . . . and when they need reassurance of God’s protection, love, forgiveness, help . . . and that He listens when they pray. It’s a great way for children to hide God’s Word in their hearts.

Sample text: Sometimes it’s hard to tell the truth when you feel like you have something to hide. But remember—when it’s hard to be honest: God promises to reward Truth—not Lies!

"You must do these things to enjoy life and have many happy days. You must not say evil things.
You must not tell lies." Psalms 34:12-13

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400315925
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 419,630
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jack Countryman is the founder of JCountryman® Gift Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, and the recipient of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the past 30 years he has developed bestselling gift books such as God’s Promises® for Your Every Need, God’s Promises® for Men, God’s Promises® for Women, and God Listens. Countryman’s books have sold more than 20 million units.

Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 1 million copies, including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.

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God's Promises for Boys 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
dnieman More than 1 year ago
Jack Countryman and Amy Parker understand boys. Boys are full of hopes, dreams, energy and imagination "God's Promises for Boys" taps into all the above and even more. The book starts with God's promises in various circumstances: happy, angry, afraid. It goes into Gods promises about: God's love, being a better friend, being a good brother...all of which boys face on a daily basis. It goes through God's promises about Hesus and finally God's promises for you. The book does a great job of going from felt needs to eternal truths about our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The best thing that I can say about this book is that I wish we would have had such a book when I was young. The book is written to be understood by boys ages 4 to 8. The chapters are two pages long. Each has a brief devotional thought and three bible verses from the International Children's Bible. The art work catches the energy and innocence of youth. This book is highly recommended for all boys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! As a parent of a one year old, I know that in a few years the questions will be coming! I think this book will be very helpful. This little book of scripture promises is a fantastic resource to have on hand when their little ones are facing struggles or just gave questions. It is easy to read and understand. There is a table of contents so that children can easily find what they are looking for. There are many different subjects that pertain to a young boys life. Each subject has several bible verses to implement that part of the book. There are also cute pictures throughout the book to peak your child's interest. Whatever your child is facing, struggling or wondering about, this book will have a few applicable verses and a poem that goes with it. I think this is a must have book for little kids. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own
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ChristianWoman More than 1 year ago
My son, whom is turning 6 in 27 days, gets bored with it before I even get to the middle of the page. He LOVES books!!!!! People are always shocked and beyond belief when they see all the books he has. Perhaps it'll be better suited for him in 2-3 years. He absolutely loves his children's Bibles. He begs for him to read to him my adult Bible. I really wish he'd appreciate this book bc it's nothing short of a spectacular book for young boys!!!!
RCampbell More than 1 year ago
This is a thin little book that packs a pretty big punch. Every 2 pages cover a different "promise" from God about every topic under the sun. Say your son is feeling angry about something...you can look up "God's promises when you are angry" and turn to that page. There is a cutesy little 4 line poem about anger followed by 3-4 Bible verses that specifically talk about anger. I like the concept a lot. Sometimes the verses are right on and helpful, and sometimes they are a bit of a stretch to apply to the topic. It's definitely a good starting place to launch a conversation with your child about how they are feeling, what God says about things, and how to deal with situations that arise in life in a Godly way. My 2 boys fine it interesting enough, though it's really up to me to remember to use it as a teaching tool.
Jenny_Rose More than 1 year ago
God's Promises for Boys By Jack Countryman and Amy Parker Illustrated by Richard Watson This is a children's inspirational/devotional type book written mainly for boys. It covers a variety of topics that kids deal with every day. Each topic spans two pages and includes a short poem and three to four verses. I would say this book is most appropriate for school-aged children. I don't have any boys, so I started reading this book to my daughters each night as our devotional. After a few pages, I told them that was enough for one night. My older daughter asked if she could continue reading on her own. She understood the message and liked the way it was being presented. She loves the pictures and thinks they show what the verses talk about. I think this book presents a strong spiritual message because it is infused with scripture. Though we (my daughter and I) would recommend it to boys as some topics are written specifically for them, but girls (like my daughter) might enjoy it too as most of the topics relate to things all kids deal with. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com http://BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
onlyonetoni More than 1 year ago
God's Promises for Boys by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker teaches boys about the usefulness of Scripture in everyday life. Each two page spread illustrates a promise made to man by God. There is a short poem about that promise and then three to four bible verses that support that promise made by God. In total, there are 60 promises addressed in the book. I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations are adorable and my son really enjoyed reading the book. I also think that this will be a good book to refer back to when we need to address issues in his life. I think this would make a wonderful gift for any young boy. There is also a companion book entitled, God's Promises for Girls. Although I have not seen this book, I think that it would be just as good as the one for boys.
arcook More than 1 year ago
God's promises for boys by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker is a collection of over 30 promises from the Bible. Each promise begins with a short (usually about 4 lines) application of the promise that boys can relate to. This is followed by several Bible verses relating to the promise. The scriptures are quoted from the International Children's Bible. The promises are broken into 7 sections: God's Promises When, God's Promises About, God Wants You To, God's Promises of Help When, God's Promises about Making a Difference, God's Promises About Jesus, and God's Promises for You. This book would probably be best enjoyed by ages 4 - 8. God's Promises for Boys would be good for an extra thing to read with the Bible. This book would make a wonderful gift for a little boy. As a children's pastor, this book has earned a place on my reference shelf. With it there, I will have access to a list of God's Promises. The way that the book is organized could lend itself to a series of devotions in Sunday School or Kids Chapel. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
GinaLangford More than 1 year ago
God's Promises for Boys By Jack Countryman & Amy Parker I really enjoyed this book! As a parent of a one year old, I know that in a few years the questions will be comming! I think this book will be very helpful! I already use it with my 1st through 3rd graders that I teach at church. I like the questions, like "Does God ever sleep?" The book is set up with 7 sections such as "God's Promises When.," "God's Promises About.," and "God Wants You To.." It is very easy to use. I think that this is a must have book for little kids, and I think it would really be helpful for new Christian parents to have on hand. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com &lt;http://BookSneeze.com&gt; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 &lt;http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html&gt; : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Katieb38 More than 1 year ago
This little book of scripture promises is a fantastic resource to have on hand when their little ones are facing struggles or just have questions. Geared towards 4-8 year olds, it is easy to read and understand. The Table of Contents is broken down into sections so that children can easily thumb through to find what they are looking for. Topics include: You Want To Be Cool You Need Help Growing Up Is Hard He Is Your Friend God Will Help You Live Your Life For Him God Will Answer Your Prayers Being A Good Brother Praying For Your Family Whatever your child is facing, struggling or wondering about, this book will have a few applicable verses and a poem that goes with it. It would also make for an easy devotional tool for children as well. I plan to leave this book out on the coffee table for my own son to find, with the hopes of great discussions to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God's Promises for Boys by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker. It is a really cute book that discusses many topics in every day life from feelings you feel, to the different characteristics of Jesus, to making a difference, God's love and forgiveness, etc. Each section has a main theme and there are sub-sections of different topics under the theme. Each sub-section has a page dedicated to it that is illustrated, has a poem about the topic, and contains at least three scripture references from the Bible.
Anne-B More than 1 year ago
I think it was in college when I bought a book of "Bible Promises". Essentially, it was a collection of Bible verses on various subjects taken out of context. I knew that this book was going to be such a book, but I was hoping that the verses would be really good ones and on target for the various subjects I expect to have to tackle with my son in the years to come. What I found was a book with 3 or 4 rhyming lines about the topic and then 3-4 verses. Sometimes the verses made logical sense to me and then other times not. I don't think it would be a very good devotional because it would be too quick. If you just want to check the box, I suppose you could use this book, but there are so many books out there that I think would be better. There were several topics about doing something wrong. Rather than reminding children that they should strive to do the right thing or that they should apologize and ask forgiveness, this book talked over and over about forgiveness and how children shouldn't feel guilty. Yes, it is true that we are forgiven. We attended a church for several years where grace was preached a lot--but living rightly wasn't. People are so afraid of legalism that as a culture we seem to shy away from even talking about how we should live. That way of looking at things seems to be very prevalent in this book. There is much talk of grace, but not of living rightly and repentance. I know this is just a book for little boys and parents. Maybe I sound too serious in this review, but I think there are many books that I would recommend instead of this book. For younger children 2-4, I would recommend the Read Aloud Bible Stories by Ella Lindvall and Big Thoughts for Little People by Kenneth Taylor for devotionals. For 4-6 year olds, I would recommend an out of print book called Everyday Adventures by Pat Holt if you ever come across a copy. I'm still on the lookout for other good devotionals for 5 and 6 year olds. It seems like there's a lot out there for 7-10 year olds, but not as many good ones for 4-6 year olds. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book for review.
NCgramof2 More than 1 year ago
This morning I received in the mail a wonderful little book. It's God's Promises for Boys. I requested to review this book, because if I liked it I want to pass it on to my grandsons. And let me say this: I am most definitely going to be passing this along to them! Tommy Nelson is a branch of Thomas Nelson and a good one at that. They offer so many wonderful things for God's amazing little ones. This book is a wonderful one! It is a short book, easily read in one sitting, filled with colorful little pictures and life lessons for children. From being cool, to lying, to being saved, there are scripture verses and lessons about God's love and promises for even the smallest of children. Wonderful! All in all this is a book that I highly suggest you all get for those rough and tumble little guys in your life! They will smile at the pictures and be in awe of the words of God, just for them. The authors really did an execellent job on this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God's Promises for Boys By Jack Countryman & Amy Parker This book is such a blessing. It goes into just about every subject that young boys go through. It gives them a guide as to how God can help them through. It teaches them to lean on God and Jesus, something even the smartest adult sometimes forgets. They are given subjects from being cool, to controling their anger, all the way to their salvation and what that means to them. All this broken down into a language that is fun and engaging to children. Its guide book to life with the scripture to back it up. My eight year old has already read it. It only took me a half hour. It hooks you. Its a must have for boys!
waterthatplant More than 1 year ago
I received this book free for review from Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program. A little devotional book specifically geared towards young boys. The book is very cute visually - the illustrations are fun and the design is pleasing. My son is only 2 and a half and this book was not able to capture his understanding yet - but he liked the pictures. This book addresses a range of topics from "God's promises when.. you want to be cool" to "God wants you to... influence your world" to "God's promises about Jesus... He is your protector." Each topic is followed by a little poem and 2-5 verses from the Bible. The verses are excellent. The poems are not. Each poem is 4 lines - they are cheesy. Take for example, under "God's promises when... you are tempted to do the wrong thing" : The smell of fresh cookies fills the air, But you remember Mom saying "Don't!" So when a sneaky voice says, "Yes, you can," Make sure your reply is "I won't!" This book could be a good resource if I don't want to take the trouble to find verses myself, but I was hoping for more. I think this might be one of those books that looks like a really cute and nice gift, but ends up sitting on the shelf.
hadassahmae More than 1 year ago
I received this book for free from the publisher. This review is my true and honest opinions of the book. About this book: This book is a somewhere over a hundred pages long. This book includes many topics followed by a short "poem" (or something like that) and then followed by three or four Bible verses that go along with that topic. What I liked about this book: I loved the pictures in this book! They are really, really, really cute! I liked the design of this book. As I just said, the pictures are great, combine great pictures with cool colors and patterns and this book just looks really fun! Includes a content list, so that you can easily find the right section of the book for whatever you may be going through. Includes a lot of Bible verses! Who this book is for, or What I didn't like about this book: This book is "supposed" to be for 4 to 8 year old boys. I would say that this book is about right for 7 to 10 year old boys, and even at that age they might still need a little help understanding parts of it - and parts of it might not really apply to them. My conclusion: This is a really cute and helpful book. I give it four stars. (I would have given this book 5 stars, but it really isn't perfect for the age that it is supposed to be written for.)