The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids includes 365 devotions that tie to the themes and ideas found in the bestselling The Purpose Driven Life by pastor Rick Warren. Written especially for children ages 8 and up, and featuring a ribbon marker, each devo includes a Scripture, short message, and prayer or thought for the day to help kids discover who they are in God’s eyes. Capturing the hearts of the new generation means ensuring they know their purpose and grow up confident of their value in God and their relationship to Christ.
God created each of his children with a purpose in mind … the time is now to, thoughtfully and prayerfully, start the incredible journey to finding that reason.
|About the Contributor(s)||Rick Warren
As founding pastor of Saddleback Church with his wife, Kay, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 33 million copies. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute audio teaching, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.
|Publish Date||Oct 6, 2015|
- Review by Living a Fit and Full Life
(Posted on 12/8/2015)
- Review by Lisa
(i received this book in order to review.) (Posted on 12/8/2015)
- Review by Samantha @ As They Grow Up
- Review by Fitzysmom
Now I have eight grands and I want them to learn the same principles that we did all those years ago. I want them to know that they were created for a purpose. Their existence was never a mistake but rather a God ordained blessing bestowed upon their parents (and their grandparents!).
When The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids arrived at my home I was thrilled to be able to share it with my kids and grands. The book is broken down into 365 daily devotions that cover the same six purposes in the original book. The language is designed for nine to twelve year-olds but we are finding that the younger kids are doing well with listening in.
I have to tell you about one other thing that caught my eye. The very last chapter is entitled Why So Many Translations? Of course I had to flip back there and read it. Pastor Rick gave three reasons to answer that question but it is the second one that really stood out to me:
"Second, and even more important, is the fact that we often miss the full impact or meaning of familiar Bible verses, not because of poor translating, but simply because they become so familiar! We think we know the message of a verse because we have read or heard it so many times. Then we find it quoted in a book, we skim over it, and miss the full meaning." (pg. 382)
Isn't that the truth! In my personal studies I like to look things up in different translations so I was pleased to see this same technique employed in this book.
As I said before The Purpose Driven Life made such an impact on my life. If you are looking for a way to impart these same principles into your children's lives I highly recommend this book. Not only will you be teaching your children how important they are in God's eyes but you will be reminding yourself of that truth as well.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 10/28/2015)
- Review by Jalynn
It is very awe inspiring and encouraging. Just like Rick Warren's other books in the series this is a great way to start on that path. We all want to know what our purpose is and this author has many books that will help lead us in the right direction.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review through my participation on the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 10/13/2015)
- Review by The IE Mommy
As I've mentioned many times, we do daily devotions with our children. Traditionally this has consisted of Bible stories but as they grow older, we're starting to weave in more devotional types that dig deeper into the Bible and what it means and not just tell it's stories.
This is broken up into 365 daily devotions to do in a year. I loved reading the introduction to my kids the first night and discussing with them the meaning of purpose and asking deep questions like if they've thought about the purpose of life.
Losing my Dad this summer the kids have had their first close up experience with death and it has brought out a lot of questions, for them and for me. I think the timing of doing this book is perfect and hopefully they will come away having a lot of their questions answered.
I knew from Day 1 that this was going to be a good one. It starts with a Bible verse, then questions and discussion and ends with a prayer. The first day asked "Do you ever wonder: What do I want to be when I grow up? What should I do with my life? What are my dreams?" This was so fun to discuss with my kids and hear about their hopes and dreams. I can see how putting these things in their mind will develop into deeper discussions about the purpose of life.
What I really liked and connected with in addition to the close-knit family discussions it brought out was that these same questions can be asked of adults. I found myself asking some of these questions, thinking about the answers and analyzing how perspective changes from when you are a child. Sometimes you need to hear things from the point of a view of a child to remember your own hopes and dreams and how far you have come and what has changed.
The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids is a really special one. I cherish the family time with my kids and this has made it even more endearing to my heart. I look forward to the ensuing growth in my kids and family in the coming year as a result. (Posted on 10/7/2015)
- Review by Praises of a Wife and Mommy
I started to read the book as well because sometimes kids books can speak volumes to me. I realized I need to keep reading it when I read day two of "The Purpose Driven Life for Kids" when it asked a question that I have asked my self. Seriously though when you read in 1 Chronicles the long list of names that keep going I always say God why do I need to know all these names. This devotional reminded me that God Honors heritage and his followers and it is awesome to think about how all these names were so important to the nation of Israel.
Each page of this devotional only takes a few minutes which makes doing a daily devotional simple. Getting my kids to read their bible and do a devotional is so vital to me as a mom. I hope they grow to love doing it as I never want it to become a chore for them my prayer is for them to want to do it all the time.
This devotional is only $15.99 on Zondervan. I recommend this for your kids or even yourself!
(Posted on 9/27/2015)
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