Friday, December 15, 2017

So Great a Love | First Line Fridays, Book Review

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.

First Line
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?

My Review
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*


Suzie Waltner said...

Adorable cover and a good reminder in that first line!

The first line from the next book I'm reading is:

It was no surprise to me that I'd lost track of time.
from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner

Melissa Breusch said...

"My lungs burned " from the prologue of the Water series by Emory Gayle

Nicole Santana said...

Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey. I am currently on chapter 14, so I will share the first three lines from that chapter here.

“‘Are you busy?’ Adele looked up from the book lying in her lap. Uncle Osbourne stood at the threshold of the library.”

englishmysteriesblog said...

Adorable book! I completely agree--I started reading when I was 4 years old, and my love of reading has never diminished. :) Happy Saturday!

Iola Goulton said...

I love koalas! Well, I love them to look at. In real life, their fur is rather rough, and they smell :) It looks like a cute book.

I'm currently reading Engaging The Competition by Melissa Jagears. Here's the first line:

Harrison Gray had never heard of anyone holding a competition over mounting or dismounting a horse, but then, Charlotte Andrews could turn anything into a contest.

Amanda Tero said...

@ Suzie – I definitely agree!

@ Melissa – thanks for commenting!

@ Nicole – ooh, first line in the middle. ;) Like that!

@ English Mysteries – definitely! ;)

@ Iola – very true! I love the look of them as well. Great first line!

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