Meeting with Jesus: A Daily Bible Reading Plan for Kids

By David Murray, Illustrated by Scotty Reifsnyder

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Meeting with Jesus: A Daily Bible Reading Plan for Kids

By David Murray, Illustrated by Scotty Reifsnyder

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Introduce Kids to the Savior of the World

“Meeting with Jesus is a gem, leading to a lifetime of good practices.”
Rosaria Butterfield, author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key

This Bible reading plan for children ages 6–12 guides them through the life of Christ over the course of a year, teaching kids what Scripture says about Jesus. In less than five minutes a day, children will get to know the life and teachings of Jesus and his offer of abundant life to all who believe in him.


David Murray

David Murray (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) has pastored four churches in Scotland and the USA. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of several books, including Reset and Exploring the Bible. David has taught Old Testament, counseling, and pastoral theology at various seminaries.


Scotty Reifsnyder

Scotty Reifsnyder (MFA, Temple University) is assistant professor of art and design at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He worked at the award-winning design studio Headcase Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has done illustrative and design work for Chronicle Books, Disney/Pixar, GQ, Time magazine, the Boston Globe, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired magazine.

Product Details

Category: Children & Youth
Bible Studies & Devotionals
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Size: 7.25 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 14.34 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6595-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6595-3
ISBN-UPC: 9781433565953
Case Quantity: 30
Published: April 28, 2020

Table of Contents

Meeting 1: Jesus Is Promised

Meeting 2: Jesus Is Joy

Meeting 3: Jesus Arrives

Meeting 4: Jesus Grows Up

Meeting 5: Jesus Goes Public

Meeting 6: Jesus Calls

Meeting 7: Jesus Refreshes

Meeting 8: Jesus Preaches

Meeting 9: Jesus Fishes and Forgives

Meeting 10: Jesus Rules

Meeting 11: Jesus Loves

Meeting 12: Jesus Surprises

Meeting 13: Jesus Sows

Meeting 14: Jesus Tells Stories

Meeting 15: Jesus Heals

Meeting 16: Jesus Supplies

Meeting 17: Jesus Rebukes

Meeting 18: Jesus First

Meeting 19: Jesus Enlightens

Meeting 20: Jesus Shepherds

Meeting 21: Jesus Harvests

Meeting 22: Jesus Protects

Meeting 23: Jesus Judges

Meeting 24: Jesus Warns

Meeting 25: Jesus Prepares

Meeting 26: Jesus Illustrates

Meeting 27: Jesus Changes

Meeting 28: Jesus Finds

Meeting 29: Jesus Stewards

Meeting 30: Jesus Resurrects

Meeting 31: Jesus Reigns

Meeting 32: Jesus Befriends

Meeting 33: Jesus Gifts

Meeting 34: Jesus Weeps

Meeting 35: Jesus Builds

Meeting 36: Jesus Predicts

Meeting 37: Jesus Finishes

Meeting 38: Jesus Substitutes

Meeting 39: Jesus Serves

Meeting 40: Jesus Calms

Meeting 41: Jesus Makes Fruitful

Meeting 42: Jesus Comforts

Meeting 43: Jesus Prays

Meeting 44: Jesus Deserted

Meeting 45: Jesus Is Judged

Meeting 46: Jesus Dies

Meeting 47: Jesus Lives

Meeting 48: Jesus Warms Hearts

Meeting 49: Jesus Feeds

Meeting 50: Jesus Ascends 


“Christians care about children as precious image bearers of a holy God, not ‘mini-mes’ or idols or pawns. Christians treat children as real people whose inherent worth necessitates that they meet Jesus, for even before our children know Jesus, we have confidence that our covenantal God knows them. Pastor David Murray is our most trusted source for biblical material for children, material that respects the integrity of even the smallest infant in the covenant family. Meeting with Jesus is a gem, offering children accessible questions and gentle guidance that can lead to a lifetime of good practices, while at the same time providing parents and grandparents a clear and daily way to put the hand of a child into the hand of the Savior. I can’t wait to buy many copies for my children and my grandson!”
Rosaria Butterfield, former Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key and Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age

“One of the most important things that we can teach our children is how to think. In Meeting With Jesus, David Murray gives our children the tools they need to start thinking about the person and work of Christ—thought that is foundational for life and eternity. By asking good questions, encouraging close reading, facilitating Scripture memorization, and orienting kids to their local church, David helps set up habits that will be a lifelong blessing for young readers.”
Rebecca VanDoodewaard, author, The Doctor Who Became a Preacher and The Woman Who Loved to Give Books

“David Murray’s devotionals for children have left an indelible impression on my three kids. I’m so thankful he has now extended the series to Meeting with Jesus. My only regret is that my kids have grown up and are now a bit too old for it! But I have every confidence it will serve your children just as well as the previous volume served mine.”
Tim Challies, author, Seasons of Sorrow

“David Murray's five-minute lessons will help kids confidently develop the fruitful habit of studying Scripture on their own. In visually manageable portions, kids are invited to daily meet with Jesus by studying his life, memorizing his word, and praying. Meeting with Jesus is a delightfully simple tool for teaching kids to personally invest in their own growth in godliness.”
Lindsey Carlson, author, Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ

“The name of Jesus is certainly familiar to children who grow up in Christian families. It’s familiar enough even to those who don’t. But how many know him as he is presented in Scriptures, in all the wonder and splendor of his person and loving works? In this invaluable tool for daily devotions, David Murray leads children in this exciting discovery, communicating his heartfelt passion and directing them to the places where Jesus is found: God’s written and preached word and the sacraments. Highly recommended for both families and churches.”
Simonetta Carr, author, Christian Biographies for Young Readers

"Meeting with Jesus is a delightfully simple tool for teaching kids to personally invest in their own growth in godliness.”

Lindsey Carlson

author, Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ