The Plans I Have For You
by Amy Parker
Art by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
This 32-page fully illustrated hardback picture book is based on the Scripture in Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'” With perky and quirky rhyming text, kids are reminded that no matter who they are or where they live, God has a very, very special plan and purpose for them. Written in the second person point of view, this speaks directly from God’s heart to children, “Hey YOU! I’ve got big plans for you!” is the catchy opening that hooks the reader immediately. Plus, it encourages children to read the Bible along the journey to discover exactly what these plans are. And in the end, kids are motivated to go out and do what God created them to do.
What I Like
Not only does this talk about different careers children can grow up to have, but this emphasizes that each child is God’s hands and feet here on earth to accomplish a very special purpose from the time since they were born. This book stresses that each child is the only one who can accomplish this special purpose as well. What a validating and inspirational book for kids! THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU shares God’s heart, design, and purpose in such an exciting way!
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