Friday, January 21, 2011

God Gave Us The World by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Recommendation: Recommended

A curious young polar bear and her Mama take a trip to the museum where she learns about different types of bears, the great big wide world, and the incredible creativity of the God who made them all.

Positives: I enjoyed the storyline and the many questions that were asked by the little bear and answered by her mother. I loved that the answers always brought us back to the nature of God. My favorite part of the book was when talking about God as creator Mama Bear said "God created our world...because it's in his nature to create. Understanding that is part of why he put us serve and worship him, our amazing God..."

Negatives: None

Talking Points: This story provides great opportunity to discuss God's creation and what a big, creative God we have. Build upon the ideas in the story of how God made different types of bears and read in Genesis 1 about how each animal, bird and tree is unique and produces its own kind. I would also talk about how creation reflects God's character to us. Roman 1:18 tells us that God's invisible attributes are clearly seen in creation. Talk about what different aspects of creation tell us about God's character and attributes.

Age Level: 3-7

I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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