Thanks to Waterbrook Press I was able to review a couple of cute children’s books and a great devotional book.
God Gave Us Love by Lisa Tawn Bergren, art by Laura J. Bryant
Is a wonderful little story about a Little Bear cub who gets mad because some little otters are splashing in the pond where he is trying fish. His Grandpa tells him about how he should love others even though sometimes you don’t feel like loving them. It was wonderfully illustrated with bright vivid colors that will captivate the little ones as you read it to them.
You can buy this one at: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781400074471
God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren, art by David Hohn
Everywhere you go all you ever see is Santa Claus during the Christmas season. Most people have forgotten the real reason for Christmas. In this wonderful little story the little cub wants to know if Santa is the reason for Christmas and the cubs mom explains to him how God gave us Christmas. She takes the little cub on a small trip and shows little cub some of the great wonders that God gave us and how he is always around. She tells little cub about Jesus the real reason that God gave us Christmas. It is wonderfully illustrated with bright vivid colors to keep little eyes on the book as you read.
You can buy this one at: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781400071753
Treasured by Leigh McLeroy
In Treasured, Leigh McLeroy considers tangible reminders of God’s active presence and guides readers in discovering evidence in their own lives of his attentive love.
“The idea for the book came from a cigar box filled with odds and ends of my grandfather’s life that arrived a few months after his death. Sifting through the objects in the box, I experienced him in a fresh new way. This made me wonder what treasures might be tucked away in Scripture that could frame God for me in an equally intimate, tangible way. This process also helped me uncover my own “treasures” of my walk with the Lord: objects that remind me of my history with him and his faithfulness to me,” says McLeroy.
Drawn from the pages of Scripture, the author considers twelve such treasures and personalizes their meaning for readers, such as a green olive branch that offers proof of God’s “new every morning” mercy and a scarlet cord that demonstrates his willingness to adopt “strays” of every sort.
Weaving these treasures together with scenes from her personal history, Leigh McLeroy invites readers to discover God’s heart for them and embrace their unique role in his redemptive story. Treasured offers readers a guided experience of God’s love and character and invites them to consider their own treasures that point to their part in God’s ongoing story.
This is a wonderul devotional book for anyone who just need a little pick me up from time to time. In the busy world we live in we often need to find those hidden treasures that come in a quick scripture and summation to go with it. The one thing that is great about devotional books is you only have to read one chapter at a time to enjoy the lovely thoughts the author has put into the book.
You can buy this one at: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781400074815