We all want the children in our lives to have the confidence they need to thrive. Confident kids (and adults) make friends easily, advocate for others, exercise true grit, and have the ability to be fully themselves. But how do we help build that confidence? How do we convince our kids that confidence is about more than cool shoes or the right friends—especially when we have trouble believing it ourselves? Where does true confidence come from?

Author and speaker Carlos Whittaker has been there, both as a parent searching for answers and as a kid searching for identity. It wasn’t until he saw himself the way God sees him that Carlos was able to find lasting confidence.

In Press Play, this 8-week devotional for kids, Carlos takes kids on a journey of discovering who God says they are so they can root their confidence in His steady truth instead of the unpredictability of their classmates’ opinions. Inside, readers will find…

  • 8 weeks of engaging activities (with something fun to do on almost every page)
  • 4 days of devotions for each week
  • A hands-on Press Play Challenge to put the key principle from the week into practice

Written to kids and for kids, this devotional tackles a BIG topic (what it means to grow in confidence) in a relevant, engaging, and practical way.

Press Play: A Kid’s Devotional to Build Confidence that Lasts is part of a collection of interactive devotional books for elementary-age children designed to help them grow in wisdom, faith, and friendship. Press Play can be used any time, by any church or kid. It’s a great choice for new Christians, for kids with questions about confidence, for VBS send-home gifts, and as a tool for connecting with kids and parents.

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Carlos Whittaker is a speaker, author, and self-professed "hope dealer" who appears at some of the largest churches in the country including Fresh Life Church, Cherry Hills Community Church, and North Point Community Church, among others. In addition, he's been on stage at the Orange Conference, Catalyst, MomCon, Experience Conference, and many other key events. A People's Choice Award winner, Carlos is the author of Moment Maker, Kill the Spider, and Enter Wild and hosts the podcast Fill In the Blank with Carlos Whittaker. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Heather, and their three children.

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