Item description for Jesus Wants All Of Me (My Utmost) by Phil Smouse...
Overview Based on the classic devotional by Oswald Chambers-"My Utmost for His Highest"--adapted for children.
Generations have cherished Oswald Chambers's My Utmost for His Highest. Now his timeless insights are available in a child-friendly format. Featuring a daily meditation, colorful cartoon illustration, and an NKJV Scripture passage, this charming devotional takes kernels from Chambers's original and retells them for little hearts and minds.
Makes great bedtime reading for ages 3 to 7.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.08" Width: 4.06" Height: 0.95" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2010
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 158660841X ISBN13 9781586608415 UPC 609675608414
Availability 0 units.
More About Phil Smouse
Phil Smouse currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jesus Wants All Of Me (My Utmost)?
Absolutely amazing in every way! Aug 19, 2006
The only reason I could guess as to why certain people wouldn't be gripped spiritually by this book is because it doesn't speak to a worldly heart. Personally, I find the illustrations match the messages perfectly! Phil Smouse simplified Oswald Chambers original words in such an unexpectedly powerful way.
At first I convinced myself I was buying this book for my 6 month old grandson. He's going to get his own copy...I'm treasuring this one. In fact, I plan to buy several copies of this book just in case it ever goes out of print.
I still read the classic edition of "My Utmost for His Highest" written for adults and it too is awesome. Jesus did say we are to be child-like. Now I really understand what Matthew 18:3 (..."Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.") means!
Here's an example taken from July 23rd's devotion to 1 Corinthians 1:30 ("Of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God--and righteousness and sanctification and redemption."): "Everything God has is mine. His goodness. His love. His holiness. His faith. Everything! He gave them all to me. Because I deserve it? No. Because He loves me."
Smouse is obviously gifted in his ability to express emotion through his artwork and to condense the deeply profound messages in the way he does cannot be done without God's Spirit.
If you want a meaningless devotional time, buy this Feb 21, 2003
Maybe that was a little too harsh. But I started using this book with my son a couple of weeks ago. I am always looking for good devotional books, and when I saw this had some good reviews and had enough material for a year, I decided to give it a try.
It is short all right -- maybe three or four sentences on each page. And my son always wants to know the story about the picture. But there is no story about the picture, because what is on the page doesn't relate.
When finding devotional material, I want something that will hold my son's interest while teaching him Biblical concepts. Because there is no story, it doesn't really hold his interest, and the content is so simplified that it is basically meaningless. After reading it, I often don't see anything we could possibly discuss!
If you want to have an empty ritual every day that you call "devotions," this may be a great book for you and your child to use. But if you want something that will both interest and teach your child, I would recommend looking elsewhere.
excellent for toddler / prechoolers May 27, 2002
I wasn't going to write a review but I couldn't help notice someone gave it a really bad review stating that it had to many pictures and pages. Well it's a DAILY DEVOTIONAL BIBLE just as it says on the cover. Its wonderful for those parents who want to start leading their children to GOD as soon as possible, a little bit each day. It has easy to understand text, short like my son's attention span too. This way he gets the story before he wonders off to his toy cars. Plus it has plenty of pictures which appeal to small children who learn by seeing![...]
Wonderful book for everyone Apr 2, 2002
My mom purchased this book for my little sister who is now six. They read the daily entry together. My mom had a lot of good things to say about the book so I looked at it (I am 18). It is a wonderful little book! All of the entries are really convicting and pertaining to your daily struggles in life. Because it is written for kids it is also easier to understand right away as well as faster to read on a busy day. I bought a copy for my friend when she graduated and hope I get one when I graduate too! A really good book for even adults and teens.
And he can have all of me, but none of my $17.99... Jul 5, 2001
Even tho abridged, this book is still about 300 pages too long. What 4 to 8 year old do you know that can sit through a 400 page book, let alone a book about religion!
Now don't get me wrong Phil, I know this is your cash cow. After all, what moral-minded parent wouldn't buy this book for their child? But really, next time try writing something with a few less illustrations and a few more polysyllabic words. Instead of making money off Jesus and his religion, take a chance on something a little less cookie cutter. Trust me -- that's what Jesus really wants.