Yancy, our favorite solo Christian music singer, has released a new devotional for teens:
Jesus Music Box: The Devotional! – a new daily devotional book based on the songs from her 2013 album release, Jesus Music Box
You might remember me mentioning it on Facebook, when Miss Grace won Yancy's giveaway for a modern day Music Box and a copy of the Devotional:
Yeah she was OVER the moon happy to win this set!
Matching each song, from Jesus Music Box, to a different chapter, the 12-week devotional for preteens covers a variety of topics including standing up for Christ, how God provides, prayer, why we worship, the promise that God is always with us and more.
“I love breaking down the message of the songs and helping underline and highlight those subjects and thoughts with scripture from God’s Word,” says Yancy, who previously released a successful devotional book tied to her Rock-N-Happy Heart album. “After this devotional experience I know that these scriptures and thoughts will be planted in student’s spirits. They will be reminded of those daily devotional lessons with each listen to the songs from the album of the same name for years to come. I’m excited to help students grow in their faith by encouraging them to spend time in the Word and prayer daily.”
While aimed at pre-teens and teens, even younger kids can take some valuable lessons from this book, with their parents help (discussion is the key).In fact, parent/child discussion would be superb for really getting all the lessons in this book to stay with your child. In many ways the first part of the devotional is like a mini-diary of events that have occurred to your child. Like getting discouraged, being afraid, being wrong, feeling love. Then the second part takes those thoughts and feelings, and offers thoughts from the bible about them, and possible solutions, The third part rolls it all up together and offers your child can incorporate what they've learned into their daily lives, and how we can draw strength and hope from our bible teachings. But all of this is done in an easily accessible way, that pre-teens and teens will readily be able to relate to.
Each day's devotional has it's own topic, that falls under the weekly theme. A relative bible verse starts off the page, and then Yancy starts the lesson for the day, with feedback from the reader.She then helps your child understand what they said, and offers a challenge for them. So while it is standard devotional fair, it is done in such a way that it seems fresh and new! And for the child who LOVES the Jesus Music Box album, it is like having it come to life! We urge every parent to get one for their pre-teen/teen this Easter- it's a gift that will keep on giving!
Distributed by Elevate Entertainment, the new devotional is available online and in Christian bookstores!
In support of Jesus Music Box, Yancy will hit the road this spring leading worship for SuperStart by Christ In Youth, the nation’s largest touring preteen event. Check out their site for upcoming event dates!
AND if your church is still looking for a VBS program for this Summer, Yancy has one for you!
Kids around the world can experience Yancy’s music through Standard Publishing’s Jungle Safari VBS. This is the third year Yancy’s original songs, production and videos have been used for VBS, and we can't wait to hear and see how great the VBS will be!
For more than a decade, Yancy has released radio-friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults, all while sharing the stage with such artists as Mute Math, Newsboys and Nichole Nordeman. As a writer, Yancy has teamed up with Third Day’s Mac Powell, wrote Avalon’s #1 hit “I Don’t Want To Go” and Jaci Velasquez’s “Something Beautiful,” among others. For more information, visit www.yancynotnancy.com.