The Plans I Have For You Devotional & Journal Review

It's a new year, and that offers new opportunities to refocus hearts and minds on our relationships with Jesus.  I've been looking for a devotional to go through with my youngest, and when I saw The Plans I Have For You Devotional and Journal, I was intrigued.  Jeremiah 29:11, the reference of the verse where the title comes from, was the verse my husband and I had on our wedding program.  It's been a theme of our marriage, and something close to my heart.  I was excited to get these books to spend some quality time with my youngest cultivating a love of devotional time with the Lord.

The Plans I Have For You

I received a copy of the devotional and journal for free to review.  My opinions are all my own.  See my full disclosure policy for more details.

An Overview of The Plans I Have For You Devotional and Journal

The devotional is a 90-day study written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, and it focuses on dreaming about God's plans for your future and how He's shaped you uniquely for His purposes.  Filled with beautiful illustrations, this short and sweet devotional is easy to read, yet packed with rich truth.

Children's Devotional

Each devotional is followed up in the journal with pages that spark creative thinking and dreaming as you consider the plans God has for you.  There is a great balance of writing pages and drawing prompts.  Although recommended for ages 11-14, it can easily be completed and enjoyed by younger readers.  My 9 year old is enjoying how the two work together, but she is not a fast writer.  I am her scribe and she just tells me her thoughts.  This is a wonderful way for me to hear her heart and get to know her thinking more as we go through the study together!

The Plans I Have For You Devotional (4)

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Since the readings are fairly short, completing the devotional takes about 15 minutes.  It is amazing to me how such a short amount of time repeated over the course of 90 days can produce such sweet fruit.  My daughter has been so excited to complete her devotional with me each day.  It's really a sweet time for both of us.

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Find Out More about The Plans I Have For You Devotional and Journal

You can purchase The Plans I Have For You devotional or The Plans I Have For You Journal from Zondervan.  You can keep up with the great new products from Zondervan by following them on Facebook or Twitter.

My other great news is that you can win The Plans I Have For You Devotional and Journal by entering the giveaway below!  Also, check back tomorrow for a fun coloring sheet that celebrates Jeremiah 29:11!

Adult Coloring Printable

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  1. Tamara Dillard on January 20, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Away in the Manger or Silent Night. Each one gives me goosebumps, and I sing them all year!

    • Betsy on January 20, 2016 at 9:15 am

      I love those songs!! I just realized that my giveaway was asking the question for my last giveaway! Oops. Thanks for commenting anyways 🙂

  2. Dee P on January 21, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I’ve looked for a journal that my kids would consider “owning” for over 8 years. Seems like what I think is doable isn’t always what they will own and walk thru in order to mature in their faith. This is a helpful review and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this one; better yet, getting this in my kids’ hands.

  3. Shalene on January 21, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Appreciate your review & hope to get these for my older 2 kids!

  4. Stephanie on June 15, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Do you think this would be appropriate for a 12 yr. old boy, or is it mainly geared towards girls?

    • Betsy on June 15, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      I think it’s pretty balanced gender wise. There are cutesy elements, but the color scheme is more masculine. It’s a great devotional!

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