Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links; thanks for your support.



Even though we have had snow in 8 (!) of the last 12 months in Michigan, we tend to live very seasonally. April & May (mostly May) have been filled with spring activities, the outdoors, and plant & animal life. When I saw one of the Tommy Mommy offerings was for Growing With Jesus, I knew it would work nicely with our spring/summer lifestyle.

Each morning (give or take), we start our day with Growing With Jesus. Growing With Jesus is the perfect devotional for Spring/Summer. It only contains 100 devotions which makes it the perfect length for about a season of use. Each devotion spans a two page spread and includes a bible verse, something to think about, a short prayer prompt, and a cool creature fact. The art is beautifully done with illustrations of animals and nature elements with a scrapbook feel to it.


This is the third time Growing With Jesus has been redesigned & reprinted and I understand why. It’s really is a fabulously fun book. Every day when I read the animal fact, I hear her typical drama-filled 6 year old remark of explanation. I’m trying to break her of the habit of using the particular expression, but at least I know she’s listening! Usually the devotion or the animal fact prompts some comment or discussion from my 6-1/2 year old.

And when I ask if they are ready to listen they both come running to look at the pictures and listen. And we’ve been reading the bible & devotions long enough that my 6 year old can recognize verses & things. Love that!photo (1)

Overall, I think Growing With Jesus would be a great devotional for any child ages 6-10, especially if they love nature & animals. If you are having a hard time finding a neutral devotional that’s not too “pretty” for boys but not to “boyish” for girls, this is a pretty good option. It includes cute owls & birds, but also lizards and other animals in a very nature colored palette.

If you like to win one for the child in your life, use the widget below:


Good luck!

Jen S.

19 Comments on {CLOSED} A Devotional for Animal Lovers – Growing With Jesus Review & Giveaway {Tommy Mommy}

  1. Jennifer Shelton
    2 June 2014 at 7:38 PM (5 years ago)

    He thinks the ocean is Gods greatest creation!


  2. kaleigh andrews
    2 June 2014 at 10:55 AM (5 years ago)

    My son thinks God’s greatest creation is his baby sister!


  3. Nancy
    2 June 2014 at 10:40 AM (5 years ago)

    Our infant grandchild loves people so I guess I’d say man and woman.


  4. Tandi Cortez-Rios
    2 June 2014 at 10:13 AM (5 years ago)

    My son thinks people are God’s greatest creation.


  5. Debby Chandler
    2 June 2014 at 8:55 AM (5 years ago)

    I don’t think he has given it much thought yet.


  6. Jessica Medina
    1 June 2014 at 11:44 PM (5 years ago)

    Their pet pug!


  7. Helga
    1 June 2014 at 10:06 PM (5 years ago)

    I think they know its humanity!


  8. Candace M
    1 June 2014 at 8:26 PM (5 years ago)

    My 3 year old says coupons.


  9. Veronica V
    1 June 2014 at 5:20 PM (5 years ago)

    I don’t have children yet, but would love to get this for my nephew Gio. He is 7 and was recently baptized.


  10. liz l
    1 June 2014 at 2:33 PM (5 years ago)

    My niece said the girls from frozen


  11. stephanie scales campbell
    31 May 2014 at 1:26 AM (5 years ago)

    My daughter thinks God’s greatest creation is dinosaurs!


  12. Merry
    30 May 2014 at 1:45 PM (5 years ago)

    My boys would say whales,dolphins and fish


  13. Veronica
    24 May 2014 at 9:08 PM (5 years ago)

    She thinks the earth is his greatest creation!


  14. Daphne Burks
    24 May 2014 at 7:19 PM (5 years ago)

    My child loves the rainbows in the sky and thinks it is God’s best creation.


  15. Natalie
    24 May 2014 at 5:40 PM (5 years ago)

    They think mom and dad are along with mom mom and poppop


  16. Connie Tillman
    24 May 2014 at 9:18 AM (5 years ago)

    My son, Colton (almost 3) says God’s best creation is monster trucks… (out of the mouths of babes!)


  17. melissa
    24 May 2014 at 4:41 AM (5 years ago)

    my son thinks God’s best creation are his pet kitties.


  18. Erina T.
    24 May 2014 at 4:27 AM (5 years ago)

    He thinks God’s best creation is Earth 🙂


  19. Maria
    23 May 2014 at 11:25 AM (5 years ago)

    My child thinks God’s best creation is his pet bird.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *

CommentLuv badge