Kids have big feelings, but none of their feelings are too big for God. In this picture book from licensed counselor Michelle Nietert and Tama Fortner, young readers will explore what it means to feel their sadness and discover how to manage their emotions in a healthy way.
Sad is a feeling that can be hard, but if we listen to it, we can learn things about ourselves. In God, I Feel Sad, kids discover that it’s okay to be sad and that God is in all things, including sadness. With simple, accessible text, sad becomes an emotion that kids don’t need to avoid and instead something they can use to grow closer to God. The bright, emotive art by Nomar Perez will draw kids in, and a note in the back provides tips and techniques parents and caregivers can use to help young children process their feelings in a beneficial way.
God, I Feel Sad teaches kids ages 4 to 8 how to:
- Identify the feeling of sadness
- See signs of sadness in others
- Recognize things that can make them feel sad
- Embrace sadness without letting it overwhelm them
- Talk to God about their feelings
God, I Feel Sad is perfect for:
- Helping young kids develop positive ways to manage and name their feelings
- Children dealing with changing emotions, new experiences, or loss
- Family read-aloud time
- Supporting good communication and mental health habits at an early age
Available for Pre-Order
Release Date: April 4, 2023
God calls us to live lives of joy, but sometimes we feel mad, sad, or scared. Managing Your Emojis, a 100-day devotional, teaches kids that God loves them no matter what they’re feeling, and Scripture can empower them to manage their emotions.
Learning to manage our emotions is a critical life skill, yet we’ve often missed equipping kids with these valuable skills before situations intensify into mental health issues. Managing Your Emojis will help kids discover that emotional control and happiness come from God’s love for them. Through short, accessible devotions kids will be encouraged to observe, name, and release their emotions while turning to God for the strength, love, and care they need as they begin the fast-moving process of growing up.
Managing Your Emojis, for boys and girls ages 8–12:
- Teaches kids they can accept and manage their God-given emotions.
- Refers to specific Scriptures that speak to our emotions and help children realize God accepts all their emotions.
- Creates freedom in families to discuss emotions and know they are part of God’s design.
- Includes stories that present a problem, a Scripture that provides a solution, a practical application, and a closing prayer.
- Is written by bestselling author Lynn Cowell and licensed professional counselor Michelle Nietert.
Managing Your Emojis will empower your child to find acceptance and approval from God as they come to know that God made them just as they are; intense emotions and all.
Available for Pre-Order
Release Date: June 6, 2023
Am I loved? Am I valuable? Am I smart? The questions can go on for as long as a girl’s imagination and self-image allow. A girl needs to know that she is enough because of God’s love.
So often, girls and women give in to the lies that how they look and how popular they are determines their worth. But as children of God, we can have the confidence that we are loved, protected, secure, whole, and valuable because God is our heavenly father.
Loved and Cherished equips girls ages 8–12 to:
- Discover perfect, unconditional love in God, and that she doesn’t have to perform or be perfect to receive that love.
- Know she has God’s protection, despite living in an often-scary world.
- Let go of heartaches, fears, and failures, because she has the love she needs to face it.
- Build a strong foundation of faith on the love who will never leave her so she can face the challenges of growing up.
With a beautifully decorated cover, ribbon marker, and lovely page illustrations, this book of devotions will make the perfect gift for any girl in your life who deserves to know she is cherished, treasured, valuable, and worthy.
AS WE THINK, SO ARE WE . . .
Every day we fight battle after battle in our mind―many times unaware of the real fight at hand and wind up defeated, as if we cannot win the battle of our own mind. It’s our own mind, but we can struggle to make it up. Negative mindsets limit our existence by keeping us bound in habits and attitudes unless we know how to break free of them.
Our mindsets matter. Sadly, when people operate their lives caving to unhealthy mindsets, they live defeated lives lacking joy and peace stemming from negative thought patterns.
In Make Up Your Mind, the reader will learn about the root behind common mental battles, focus in on ten key negative mindsets and learn how to overcome them using Scripture and real-life solutions as we adopt the mind of Christ. Each chapter includes a devotional application section and a “Counselor’s Corner” section featuring licensed counselor Michelle Nietert.
Readers of Make Up Your Mind will:
* Solve the subconscious pain that shackles your soul.
* Resolve to renew your mind and release common mindset struggles.
* Dissolve discouragement and discover delight again.
* Absolve ourselves from thoughts absorbed in self.
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” (Proverbs 4:23, GNT).
Readers will gain practical tips and biblical insight to fight the battle of the mind and adopt new ways of thinking. Offers real solutions to help people change and live in a productive mindset. Reveals common triggers to these mindsets and provides keys to overcome them.