Thursday, December 8, 2011

For the Techy Among Us...(Giveaway)

I am one of the few in my circle of friends who does not yet have a smart phone. I'm not really opposed to having one. I'm just satisfied with my laptop and a little leery about being that accessible. Or about having the internet that accessible. I get distracted too easily as it is.

So, when I was offered the opportunity to review this app, I knew a lot of you mom readers would enjoy hearing about it. My husband graciously let me download it to his smart phone so I could check it out. I really think it is great for smaller children, especially those that are fearful at night. My kids will enjoy playing with it regardless as they love to tinker with all kinds of technology.

Read all about this neat Christian app for kids below, then don't forget to scroll all the way down. You have the chance to win a $75 Best Buy gift card to finish up your Christmas shopping for that techy person on your list.

The Sounds of Night

Company name: Christian Apps 4 Kids
Founder: Jessica Kirkland
Type of App: Book app
Target Audience: Children ages 2-10 years
Availability:  iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and all Android phones and tablets.
Price: Apple App Store: $5.99
           Android Marketplace: $2:99
DESCRIPTION: The Sounds of Night is a book app that helps put a child's mind at ease when the lights go out at bedtime. This book addresses one of the primary feelings young children face; fear. The Sounds of Night reinforces the principle that God is the Creator of every creature. Since God makes all the animals that scurry and screech at night, children can lie down and sleep in peace.

FEATURES: The Sounds of Night has over 75 touch points/interactions. It has rich illustrations and 4 Bible verses on fear that kids can learn with their parents and share with their friends. 

DEVELOPMENT: Jessica Kirkland is a member of Moms with Apps. She recently launched Christian Apps 4 Kids, which seeks to draw kids closer to Christ one app at a time. Her inaugural app is a result of the fear that was such a part of her life:
In every season of life, the Enemy would whisper the lie that I would “never make it” to the next. I believed it. Time and time again, I thought his words held power. As a young child, I never thought I would live to see my school years. Once I entered school, I never thought I would live to see the next day, next grade, or milestone in life. I listened to a very real enemy, even though I didn’t want to. Even though I came from a strong, Christian family, I felt powerless to stop the lies. Fear gripped me, stole from me, and taunted every careful step I took.
Jessica believes the only way to be free from fear, as an adult or child, is to replace fearful thoughts with God's Word. Her desire for each book project is that they not only build character, but help set kids free.
The book app was developed in partnership with ROAR.   


Jessica Kirkland lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, Robb, and five-year-old triplets. She is an author and speaker whose greatest passion in life is to see young families grow deeper in their walk with God. Jessica's newest adventure includes launching Christian Apps 4 Kids, which seeks to draw kids closer to Christ one app at a time. A recent release is a book app that addresses fear and scary nighttime sounds called The Sounds of Night, designed for kids ages 2-8. When Jessica isn't writing, you can find her cheering her boys on at the soccer field, or watching her little girl at the dance studio. 
To find out more about her current writing projects, connect with her at: or on her personal blog:
COMING SOON: Christmas App! 

The Lonely Stable is a book app that reminds children that it's never too late to live out God's plan for their lives. Told from the stable's perspective, this intriguing Christmas book tells the story of Jesus' birth. From time to time, we all wonder about our purpose in life. The Lonely Stable wondered why he was still standing, for he was weathered and old. As time passed, he began to question his purpose. This remarkable tale is a lesson that both parents and children can hold on to when they ask questions like, "Why am I here?" or "Does God care about my life?" This book shows us that God has made each of us for a special purpose. The Lonely Stable is aimed at kids ages 2-10 years old.

$75 Best Buy Gift Card

To Enter: Leave a comment telling us which "techy" gift you would buy with your Best Buy gift card.


  1. I'd be most interested in an e-reader!
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  2. Judy, Did you know you can download a free Kindle app and still get all the free Amazon kindle books on your computer?

  3. I would buy a kindle for my daughter. Really love giveways. thanks.

  4. I would use it new printer for my husband. Ours is ANCIENT!!!!

  5. I would consider buying a Kindle.

  6. A Kindle would be nice! But, I'd probably have to shop around in the store before making my final choice... :)


  7. Jennifer--yes, I do have the app, just would love the convenience of a Kindle or whatever! :-)

  8. Most likely the Kindle. Thank you for the chance to win. wesdelchic07 at aol dot com

  9. More camera gear!!! :-)

  10. It would go towards a new printer. Ours is messed up. We need a new one.

  11. I would look for a nice gift either for my wonderful man or for my mom.

  12. Would love a new macro lens for my camera if they have them...or more music by Andre Rieu... Not sure. Would need to do some looking!