Friday, October 20, 2017

God Gave us Family | FLF and Blog Hop

It's another Friday with sharing first lines!!

Remember, you can visit Hoarding Books to see all of the lovely first lines being shared today AND if you're a blogger, you can join in on the fun!

For me, I'm sharing from a children's book again. It's perfect timing, because my first nephew was born last Friday!! Talk about love at first sight! <3 It's a wonderful thing, being an aunt!

Cute illustrations are coupled with a dialogue-themed story to explain how God fits everyone into the family that He chooses. It goes from some families having only one child to other families having several to children raised by grandparents to extended being a part of extended family. The little wolf learns that the cousins he thought were annoying one year were great fun the next year. It’s a pretty thorough little book, explaining all aspects of family and love, and how our earthly family is like being a part of a spiritual family.

Part of the thoroughness was that some mamas and papas couldn’t be a part of raising their family (divorce). I doubt the author intended to make it sound this way, but it could almost come across that God makes some families divided, because of the quote, “God gives us family in lots of different ways…look at Graham the Goose. His mama is raising all of those goslings by herself.” I realize this is me being nit-picky, but considering the children I’d read it to, it would bring up questions about “So is God the one who pulls a family apart?” (which, I’ll admit, would lead to a great discussion about man’s choice)

All in all, though, this book was very cute and had a good message of being content in the family you’re in.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books and happily provided my honest review*


Paula Shreckhise said...

The honorable Clara DeLancey stood atop the chalky cliffs. Above her, heavy clouds menaced the moon, revealing then concealing the scene below.
From The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller.

Only half done with this one but it is turning out to be just as good as the other two in the series!

Amanda Tero said...

@ Paula - that series is on my TBR list! :) Thanks for sharing!

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