God Loves Daddy & Me

A Book Review by Wendy

Book Description

God loves Daddy and me, He listens when we pray, When we tell Him “Thank You,” it’s the best part of our day!

Cuddle up cozy-close with an adorable reminder of God’s love for daddies and their little ones. Celebrating loving fathers, precious children, and the God who loves them all, God Loves Daddy and Me will remind parents and little ones of how much they are loved.

Book Review

This is a beautiful board book.  The soft and comfortable illustrations really appeal to the eye, and they truly capture the tenderness of a father.

What makes this book really different is the ultimate truth about fatherhood.  While mothers are important, fathers play a role that mothers never could.  When we teach our children about their Heavenly Father, the relationship with the earthly father always is a consideration.  If a child has an unhealthy relationship with their dad, it can lead to issues of trust or fear with God.  This book shows the relationship of a child with their father as one of protective tenderness, gentle fun and unlimited love, exactly what I want my children to see in their God.  That being said, those are all qualities that our daughter is fortunate to enjoy with her Daddy, but it is really written out in this book.

Further, I really enjoy that the emphasis of this book, while illustrating the qualities of a father, is not actually on the father.  This book is about God, and the way that God blesses the relationship between a father and his child.  It’s about the role that God plays in our lives on a regular basis.

I really have no complaints about this book.  I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a nice, poetic story to share with their dear little one.

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers < > book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 < > : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

God Loves Mommy & Me

A Book Review by Wendy

Book Description

God loves Mommy and me, He knows we love Him too, When we pray we always say, “You’re so good, God—thank You!”

Snuggle in cozy-close with a sweet reminder of God’s love for mommies and their little ones. Celebrating loving mothers, precious children, and the God who loves them all, God Loves Mommy and Me will remind parents and little ones of how much they are loved.

Book Review

This is a beautiful board book.  The soft and comfortable illustrations really appeal to the eye, and they capture the intimacy between a mother and her child.

What I really enjoyed about this book was the prominent place that God played within the book.  It wasn’t a book about mothers, as much as it was a book about God’s creation and love through mothers.  It speaks to the many ways that God enriches every relationship through the blessing of His creation and devotion to us.  If you are looking for a book to help your child learn to appreciate and praise our Father, then this is a good place to start.

I really have no complaints about this book.  I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a nice, poetic story to share with their dear little one.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers < > book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 < > : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

Once Upon a Time – Storybook Bible

A Book Review by Wendy

Book Description

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened “once upon a time.” The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible highlights powerful and inspiring stories from the Bible, beautifully illustrated with fantastical artwork by Omar Aranda. Stories include: Ruth, Abigail, Esther, The Parable of the Lost Sheep, The Prodigal Son, Mary Magdalene, and many more. Each captivating story is told in a way that will get children excited about reading the tales of real heroes of the Bible.

Book Review

This book is beautifully illustrated.  The imagery and design leave you excited to turn every page.  The way that the stories are depicted are both culturally familiar to the story’s context, and relative to the bible.  The illustrator for this book wields his talent to the benefit of anyone that opens the cover.

However, this book has some flaws that need to be considered when gifting this to a beloved young one.  This is a book of Bible stories, but it is not like other Storybook Bibles.  This book picks certain stories to highlight a perspective of God, without illustrating the whole character of God.  This book is quick to pick stories that emphasize the love of God, but leaves out the holiness of God.

For example, the book jumps from the tale of Noah to the Joseph the Dreamer.  It leaves out God’s covenant relationship with Abraham, and the relationship he had with Jacob.  The book never illustrates the way that man wrestles with God, or how God would bless the line of Abraham with a coming Messiah.

Then we also miss out on the Ten Commandments.  The presentation of God’s Law to His people sets the background foundation of the coming Messiah.  It shows that God is more than just a loving God, but that He is also Holy.  God is righteous and punishes sin, which also points to a Messiah.  It outlines God’s expectations for His people, which includes guidelines that benefit children to know… such as honoring their parents, telling the truth, and not being envious of others.  The Ten Commandments also teach children that God should be their first love, and not compete with other things in their life, a lesson any child could understand.

This book is fun and enjoyable… as an accompaniment to another book.  If you want your child to fall in love with God, then they would need a more complete storybook Bible that fully illustrates God’s redeeming plan for His creation through Jesus Christ.  The Old Testament when presented should always point to Jesus Christ.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers < > book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 < > : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”