Happy Friday with another children's book (I know, I know, this may be considered "cheating" but I fully believe that you've got to start kids off with good books too!)!! You may remember me featuring Kristie's other book, Made for a Purpose, several months ago (if not, check it out now ;) ). I'm honored to present you book two! This series is adorable and wonderful.
Higher than the mountains, and wider than the desert...
so great is God's love for you!
Honestly, what better type of book to give your kid?
Connecting with Hoarding Books for First Line Friday!
What's the first line of a book you're reading?
Who is your favorite artists?
Kristie has done it again: created an adorable, sweet, and doctrinally sound children’s book. Every page features a truth directly from God’s Word—covering God’s love, care, protection, help, cleansing, watch-care, and delight. Each of these attributes of God are likened to how one of the animals in the wild does the same for its child (e.g. protection like a mama bear protecting her young), ending with the call to run to God because He always loves us. I did find it interesting that the entire book focuses on God, without mentioning Jesus, even though I assume it was Jesus pictured. Not saying this in a negative way; it’s just something that I observed.
The art is colorful and fun, depicting the various animals (bear, koala, lions, chickens, to name a few) in their environments and sometimes their danger. There are a couple of pictures of God (or Jesus?) in which he has long hair; I personally don’t believe that depiction is true, but that’s just my Biblical opinion. ;) It does not prevent me from enjoying the book.
At the conclusion of the book is a whole page of Scripture from which the phrases were taken. I love this idea! It takes the child directly to God’s Word to say, “See? This is what the Bible says.” I do prefer the KJV and these references are from various other translations, but I would just look them up in my Bible for my child.
*I received this book from Book Crash and happily provided my honest review*