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Sarah Young - book author

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Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals.

With sales of more than 20 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling® for Little Ones, Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling®: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence—each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Jesus Always™, her first 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling, released in October 2016.

Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

Sarah Young is the author of books: Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids, Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence, Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence, Jesus Calling Morning and Evening Devotional, Jesus Calling: A 365-Day Journaling Devotional, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Dear Jesus: Seeking His Life in Your Life, Jesus Lives Devotional: Seeing His Love in Your Life, 40 Days With Jesus: Celebrating His Presence

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After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. 

In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope.  Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace. 

Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the author’s need for a great sense of “God with you”. Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered farther from Him that you ever imagined you would. Here is a year’s worth of daily readings from Young’s journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from monologue to a dialogue. 

Each day is written as if Jesus Himself were speaking to you. Because He is. Do you hear Him calling?
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Devotions written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child's heart.


Based on her original JesusCalling, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kidsand tweens can relate to their everyday lives. 

After many years ofwriting in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to Godwith pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying toher through Scripture. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all overthe world were using her devotionals.  They are written from Jesus’ point ofview, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers, and now youngreaders, with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.

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Experience Jesus TodayTM, recently named the ECPA 2013 Christian Book Of The Year! Jesus TodayTM was written during a very difficult time in Sarah Young's life. Yet the words of Scripture and Jesus' own Presence were ever near, bringing her hope and comfort for each new day. Whether you need a lifeline in your discouragement and hurts or are longing for a close intimate relationship with the Lord, you will delight in this new devotional book?a sequel to #1 bestselling Jesus Calling?. It is written as if Jesus Himself is assuring you that He is in control, that He is good, and that a glorious future awaits all who anchor their hope in Him. Reaching out with peace-filled reminders of Jesus' Presence from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately, quietly connect you with Jesus, the One who meets you right where you are.
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Sarah Young’s first 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling.


With scripture and new personal reflections, the #1  New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young, brings Jesus’ message of joy—for today and every day. Experience true joy—now and always.


Life today is full of difficulties—loss, sadness, fear. In the midst of these challenges, joy often feels impossible or out of reach. But Jesus has more for His followers than a life of striving, pain, and discontent. He offers life abundant, life to the fullest, life brimming with joy! Jesus Always, the new 365-day devotional from bestselling author Sarah Young, was written as part of Sarah Young’s exploration of the promises of joy in scripture. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to the reader, Jesus Always invites you into a new way of living—a life of joy. 


Reaching out with joy-filled reminders from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately and gently connect you with Jesus—the One who meets you where you are. Draw near to Him in Jesus Always
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Experience Peace in His Presence

The beloved #1 bestselling devotional Jesus Calling(r) is now available in a morning and evening edition, allowing you to meditate on the hope and peace of Jesus throughout each day and as the evening draws to a close. Each morning entry is from Jesus Calling(r), and each evening includes powerful and poignant excerpts from Sarah s bestselling books, written-out Scriptures, and a guided thought for you to focus on just before you turn out the light.

Based on Scripture and written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of his unending love you will find peace even in the midst of busy days.

Begin and end each day in the presence of the Savior who is always with you and loves you forever."
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"Jesus Calling" is a devotional and journal in one, filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year.

After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to "listen" to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages. They are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title "Jesus Calling." It is Sarah's fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.
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This brand-new Bible storybook teaches children about God’s amazing plan through His Son, Jesus, and combines Jesus Calling® devotions to help kids understand in their heart that Jesus loves them so, so much.

In the Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, parents and children will love reading through the Bible and seeing God’s exciting plan unfold. God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to die for our sins and made a plan for us to live forever with Him.

From creation to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to the apostles and the early church, Jesus has always been present with those who trust Him. This book helps children understand Jesus’ role throughout the Old Testament, the New Testament, and their lives today. The stories will teach them about the Bible, and the devotions will lead them to an early and close walk with Jesus.
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From your heart's deepest cry to life's joyful praises, nothing is off limits to Jesus.
Knowing Jesus on a deeper, more personal level means sharing all aspects of your life with Him…every day. In Dear Jesus, Sarah Young exemplifies what it means to do this-to dialogue with the Savior. She begins each of the 120 devotionals by sharing intimate struggles and longings that weigh on the heart-being preoccupied with problems; being dissatisfied with oneself, and other spiritual issues. Jesus then responds in His loving way by giving guidance and encouragement, using Scripture as the foundation from which His words flow. Readers will be drawn into the presence of God through these spiritual letters of grace.
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From your heart’s deepest cry to life’s joyful praises, Jesus is inthem all!Knowing Jesus on a deeper, more personal level not only means seeingHim at work in your life, but it means sharing your heart with the Savior aswell. In Jesus Lives Devotional,thereare 180 topical devotions exemplifying Jesus’ presence in your life. Through this journey, Sarah brings to light the truth of Romans 8:11: The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from thedead, lives in you! This promise will come to life and bring new meaning asyou discover that Jesus lives indeed!