What Others are Saying About MentorHeart Curriculum
I loved the 7 attributes, Titus 2, and 2 Peter 1, and how they are used throughout the 7 sessions as a tool to personally evaluate their areas of greatest need and where they will put their primary focus for the coming month. It is very practical, very clear, and very intentional.
MentoHeart is unique in that you chose a specific trait from Titus 2:3-5. The Lord was gracious to keep my focus true and challenged me in my daily life as I focused on his word. I got so much out of what a Titus 2 woman looks like and God was faithful to help me succeed if I yielded to him.
One of the strongest characteristics of this book is that the content is deep (but easily understandable) and the process is simple (but effective and thorough).
I just want to express how grateful I am for having participated in the MentorHeart class. This class held me accountable to my husband, kids and to myself for my actions or non-actions. The fellowship with my friends lifted me up as well as pushed me to be a better wife, mother, and friend. Mentoring helped me get more connected with the LORD. I wish it didn’t have to end.
The step-by-step procedures are well laid out, well explained, supported by handouts, and easy to follow. I also like that the process for sessions 2-7 is identical allowing the sessions to be familiar and comfortable while at the same time because of the nature of the needs discussed will always be fresh and new.
What Others are Saying About What is God’s Plan for Me?
What is God’s Plan for Me? A Gospel Conversation for Young Children is intended to be read to, or with, young children, and it opens with a delightfully expressed message to the adult reader. Diane Hannay goes on to involve her own life experiences, even the family pets, in what is both a conversation and a prompt to discussions about Jesus. However, He is not forced on youngsters. He pops into questions like “do you have any pets”, “can you describe a beautiful place”, and “can you think of an example of sin”. The Christmas story is certain to have instant appeal, and that is used to tell children that Jesus was once a child too. What is God’s Plan for Me? is a valuable guide to any Christian in contact with children.
I would have loved a copy of What is God’s Plan for Me? when my daughters were young; schools too often skirt the gospel messages. Diane Hannay has written a straightforward story and summed it up partway through in four simple lines. ADMIT that you sin and ask Jesus to forgive you. BELIEVE that Jesus willingly died on the cross for you and came back to life. INVITE Jesus to live in your life as your Saviour and follow Him. ACCEPT by faith Jesus’ free gift of life forever in heaven. Important points have Bible references and “difficult” words are defined, but loveliest of all is the prayer for a child who is ready to accept Jesus and follow Him. What is God’s Plan for Me? A Gospel Conversation for Young Children by Diane Hannay is a book to be treasured by Christians worldwide. Reviewed by Sarah Stuart of Readers’ Favorite
“A Wonderful Guide”
“The conversational and interactive style of this book makes it inviting and engaging. Sharing this book with a child gives a rich and Biblical presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how much Jesus loves every person. It will be a wonderful guide to show the reader the truth about salvation and how one can belong to God and walk with him all through life! Parents, teachers, anyone who wishes to share the truth of Jesus’ love with a child, will welcome this delightful book to help them.” P.M. Veteran teacher, Former administrator, Mother of four
“warmly shares the message of salvation in an interactive way…”
“What is God’s Plan for Me? clearly, understandably, and warmly shares the message of salvation in an interactive way that engages the mind and heart of a child. The wonderful illustrations not only illustrate the spiritual truths being discussed but also draw children in. This warm, fun, engaging way makes a child even more eager to be a part of the discussion.
The child’s prayer is very clear, sound, appropriate, and a great guide for the parent. The vocabulary words are very helpful and will assist parents when they might need to further explain a word to their child. I like the Bible Verses that Support Each Page section. Parents might be further encouraged to read through all of these passages and ask God to drive these truths further and deeper into their lives. These scriptures speaking deeply to the life of the parent will further enrich the times of discussion with their child as they explore the book together.
It is my prayer that God uses this book in the hands of prayerfully caring Christian parents and teachers to see many, many children come to know Christ as personal Savior. It is exciting to think that this book can be used to lead this generation to Christ and they might use it in future years to lead their own children to know the Christ they love so dearly.
I especially like the way you use great, clear, simple, interactive child centered questions like:
o Can you describe a place that you have been that was beautiful?
o Can you think of an example of sin?
o What color is the cross on this page?
o How do you think people felt when they saw Jesus alive after He died?
o Can you describe something hard where we need God’s help?
o Have you ever planted a seed and waited for it to grow?
I like the way truths are shared in short, succinct, ways.
o Heaven is real.
o He is God’s home.
o The Bible is completely true.
o Sin is anything we do that disobeys God.
o God has a plan for you.
o Jesus is the Son of God.
I like the way children are physically involved:
o Look for Pinky and Buckshot.
o What color is the cross?
o Let’s place our hand on the clean heart.”