Monday, August 29, 2011

God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Lisa Tawn Bergren has written several "God Gave Us...." books and this is probably my favorite. Our curious young cub once again has questions for her Mama and Mama bear patiently and honestly answers each question, with a singular focus that "God gave us you."

Positives: I just love the simple text of this story. The cub keeps asking questions about herself and Mama keeps directing her back to the Heavenly Father who created her and gave her a family. This book would also be great for a family that is anticipating the addition of a new sibling. The illustrations are quite fun as well.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: This story provides an excellent opportunity for you to reassure your child of your love for them, God's love for them, and His perfect plan for their life. Psalm 115:3 tells us that our God does whatever He pleases. Psalm 135 reiterates this fact of God's sovereign control over the whole earth. With knowledge and understanding of God's sovereignty your child can rejoice in the knowledge that God placed them in this world in the exact time and place that He chose and with the parents, siblings and family members that He chose. What a comfort these Scriptures can give your family.

Age Level: 0-3 years

I received this book for free fromWaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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