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Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing is a picture book for children 6-10 years old. It introduces its readers to some of God’s thoughts and it makes them easy to understand. It was written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago.
Jago’s whimsical illustrations capture the child’s attention, while Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Bible stories capture their imagination. And that winning combination causes the children to remember what they’ve learned.
One of our favorite stores from Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing is called “Stilled Storm.” It has two illustrations. One is of a small sailboat in calm waters. And the other is of the same sailboat in the midst of some gigantic scary waves. And here’s the story:
“One night, Jesus and his helpers were going out for a nice, quiet sail in their little boat . . . Out of nowhere, hurricane-force winds hit the lake, whipping the water up into towering, churning, surging waves. Jesus’s friends thought they were going to drown!
But Jesus spoke to the storm “Quiet,” he said. “Be still.” And the storm stopped.
Do you ever feel anxious in your heart?
If Jesus can calm a storm on a lake, he can calm the storm in your heart.”
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)
To learn more about Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing click here.
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a British children’s book author. She is best known for her award-winning best-selling children’s Bible, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. It’s for children from 4 to 11. Marie and I gave a copy of it to our great-grandson Jason, and he just loves it. To learn more about The Jesus Storybook Bible click here.