God Gave Us Heaven is one of the best children's book with the most important message that is often hard to explain. I love Lisa Tawn Bergren's adultGod Gave Us Heaven is one of the best children's book with the most important message that is often hard to explain. I love Lisa Tawn Bergren's adult fiction series and now I love her children's books as well and cannot wait to add others to my shelf. The pictures are wonderful and provide for much exploring and conversation. It is definitely a book I would recommend for my nieces and nephews. ...more
What wonderful rhythm! My favorite children's books are always the ones with great rhythm that are wonderful riddles full of giggles. This is a greatWhat wonderful rhythm! My favorite children's books are always the ones with great rhythm that are wonderful riddles full of giggles. This is a great addition of Rhymes to my children's book collection and what a great message. Such a wonderful way to show a child just how much they are loved. So much bigger, deeper, wider, and just plain more than that. Highly recommended. ...more
What a delightful little Bible story book for children (6 & Under). The rhyming is pure rhythm and flows so smoothly. Highlighting the good storieWhat a delightful little Bible story book for children (6 & Under). The rhyming is pure rhythm and flows so smoothly. Highlighting the good stories from Genesis, Exodus, 1 Samuel, Daniel, Luke, Mark, and Matthew; this soft and fuzzy bear Bible will help you as a parent guide your little one through some important stories to learn for a start. It is a great introduction to the Bible and would make a wonderful bed time or quiet time read. I just love it! ...more
It's been years since I have read any of the adventures with the Berenstain Bears, but it was definitely a strong part of my earliest childhood that IIt's been years since I have read any of the adventures with the Berenstain Bears, but it was definitely a strong part of my earliest childhood that I have spare memories of. The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule is a winner in my opinion and a shelf keeper for every family.
Sister Bear gets to learn more about that phrase she knows so well, but has never really considered. This classic is a wonderful learning tool for any child and I strongly recommend it. On the inside of the back cover is a reader's guide, which I do not remember as a child, but has great questions to further the learning and understanding of a reader.
What a wonderful experience spending time with the Berenstain Bears is, I cannot wait for more! ...more
What a wonderful this story is and so true to many a family life. The Berenstain Bears have always been wonderful, but the Go to Sunday School story iWhat a wonderful this story is and so true to many a family life. The Berenstain Bears have always been wonderful, but the Go to Sunday School story is a great one to share and explain to family how great going to church and Sunday School can be, even for a bear. :)
I highly recommend this story for families, especially those with kids ages 4-7. This and all the other Berenstain Bear books, especially the newest ones coming from Mike Berenstain, son to the creators Jan and Stan. How busy is your life? Can you find time for church and Sunday School as a family? ...more
How do I even begin? Ok, let’s start with the Bible. The Jesus Storybook Bible is enchanting and unlike any storybook Bible I have experienced thus faHow do I even begin? Ok, let’s start with the Bible. The Jesus Storybook Bible is enchanting and unlike any storybook Bible I have experienced thus far (and trust me, I’ve seen a few!). Every single story in this storybook Bible points to Jesus. From the creation and Adam and Eve’s fall, Jesus is the solution. In the building of the Tower of Babel, Jesus is the answer. When Abraham leads his son Isaac to the alter, Christ is the lamb promised. Every story, every parable, every word comes down to Jesus Christ from the beginning and all the way until the end. It is solid in a Biblical foundation and traces everything to redemption through Jesus.
Reading through the physical Bible is an experience with the vivid illustrations that definitely interest a child (any anyone’s mind). But there is so much more… listening to the audio version of the Bible is enchanting. David Suchet (reminds me of Jim Dale) reads with such voices that bring the characters off the page. We’ve found that you can read along, or just listen in the background – maybe during breakfast or getting ready for a nap. The beginning segment states is all and brings it to life.
“No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne—everything—to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!
You see, the best thing about this Story is—it’s true…[It’s a] Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.”
It makes my heart smile! If the Bible wasn’t already fabulous, and then the audio version even cooler, why not try to video version. In the curriculum, there are 44 short clip storybook animations to go along with the text. These are AppleBlossom’s favorite right now. She goes back and forth between asking to listen to the Bible or watch the Bible. How can you turn down that request?!
This Bible is the first children’s storybook Bible that I have found that doesn’t go too far in watering down the stories. It tells the harsh truth in certain circumstances but always brings it back around to the hope and joy that we can have in the love of the Lord. When I first started looking into The Jesus Storybook Bible I read a few reviews that mentioned a child being frightened of God not loving him after reading of Adam and Even thinking to themselves in question of whether God loved them once they had eaten the apple. The reviewer was adamant that it was from reading this Bible that her child developed an insecurity complex. But if she had read the whole story, and not just stopped while the going was tough then the reassurance that God does love us, will always love us and always be there because he loves us would shine through. (And I don’t just mean the WHOLE storybook – I mean each and every individual story, because every single one shines out his love and glory).
While with any change and Bible translation or novelization different readers can find flaw in interpretations and cause a fuss. My overall opinion is that the main message is there. Sure as your child grows and uses this and other Bibles they can learn about all the various elements and sides of God. Yet for what it is, this it the most detailed Bible with more stories and situations that I have seen thus far in a early elementary age and younger Bible storybook and I do recommend it.
*Thanks to Zondervan for providing a copy for review.* ...more
What a cute alphabet book perfect for the fall season to read and share. Each page has a letter and a lesson. It is extremely cute and a fun short litWhat a cute alphabet book perfect for the fall season to read and share. Each page has a letter and a lesson. It is extremely cute and a fun short little read. The illustrations are not my favorite, but are cute and very colorful too. I'm not sure I approve of "eXtra" being used as the word for the letter "x", in my opinion it might prove for some confusion or misunderstanding from a child, but overall I love the book and recommend it to all. It is a great seasonal shelf keeper for a family to have. ...more
Absolutely wonderful! After reading this book I had chills. This is an inspirational story of gratefulness and Kathy-jo does a great job of telling itAbsolutely wonderful! After reading this book I had chills. This is an inspirational story of gratefulness and Kathy-jo does a great job of telling it. The story is wonderful and a lesson to keep with you always. This makes a perfect Thanksgiving book, but I'd say it could be on the shelf year round. The pictures are incredible, absolutely amazing! I have never seen such in a children's book that I have ever liked more. They are so life-like I almost insist they were from a a camera. Robert Papp is my new favorite artist, they are just that good.
I cannot rant and rave about this book enough. Get it for your shelves, get it for your friends. The pages within are so touching and great. I know this is a definite keeper and I'm glad. ...more
After being completely delighted with the HarperCollins' The Berenstain Bears' Old-Fashioned Christmas las year I started to look into other "big" BerAfter being completely delighted with the HarperCollins' The Berenstain Bears' Old-Fashioned Christmas las year I started to look into other "big" Berenstain Bears books. Most of my experience from my own youth stuck with the 8x8 early readers. I was excited and intrigued to discover an older Christian Christmas themed big book from Zondervan and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Now I might be wrong, but I believe I saw this book was originally released in the secular market in 1980 through Random House and then later after some edits and additions through the Christian market and Zondervan. I am one of those persons who does love the Christian Living Lights series and I enjoyed this one and it's message on the importance of giving. I was surprised as being a Christian Christmas storybook I expected more mention of Jesus' birth, but reading the publishing history explains that a bit I think. However I think this is an excellent read for morals and values.
- this is a non-jacketed hardcover.
*Thanks to Zondervan for providing a copy for review.*
...is a board book with both Brother & Sister Bear learning about the importances of team managers as well as a team"God loves you" - 1 John 4:16
...is a board book with both Brother & Sister Bear learning about the importances of team managers as well as a team player. The illustrations of nature in this book are especially pretty. Each page works through more and more places to see God's love which is there no matter what.
This is the cutest book I think I have ever seen. It's not another fiction by Nancy Rue, and it's not a non-fiction devotional, but is sure is close.This is the cutest book I think I have ever seen. It's not another fiction by Nancy Rue, and it's not a non-fiction devotional, but is sure is close. Dear Nancy is just that it is the compilation of many letters from her readers and put into one book to answer all of the pressing questions they they want to know!
Nancy Rue, with the help of her daughter Marijean has put together a wealth of information for current readers of Nancy's book such as the Sophie and Lucy book as is definitely valuable for those who have not discovered her books yet as well.
Touching on everything that you wanted to know about Nancy, more details about Sophily and Lily, info about being a writer, facts about a girls body, family and boys, to being yourself and faith. She covers it all in the hand held volume that is practically a letter written directly to the reader.
It is the neatest little book and I just adore what all she shares. I think that every girl anywhere from 9-12 or so should read it and own it. It is such a worthy tool of devotion for all. ...more
When I first saw this book in a local Christian bookstore, I thought neat, what a cool cover, and then noticed the spine was such a bright orange. ThaWhen I first saw this book in a local Christian bookstore, I thought neat, what a cool cover, and then noticed the spine was such a bright orange. That is not something you normally see… Then I started flipping through it. The book is half novel and half graphic novel. It is amazing!
This would be the absolute perfect tool from that child that you know who refuses to read but it drowning gleefully in the new craze of manga and comics....more