Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just In Case You Ever Wonder

Just in Case You Ever Wonder, written by Max Lucado, is sweet bedtime book that I received to read to my children and review. It definitely has a tender message:
"I'll always love you.
I'll always hug you.
I'll always be on your side.
And I want you to know that...
just in case you ever wonder."

I am so thankful to be able to cuddle my children, pile them all in my lap and read a sweet book like this to them. I do want them to be confident in my love toward them, to know that I will always be there. The book starts with the truth that God made them everything, including them and He made them in a special way, like no one else. He goes on to confirm in their little minds that God put them in just the right family and we are so glad that He did. And that as our children grow and change, we will continue to love and hug them and always be there for them and then it goes through the different stages of doubt they may go through.

As it mentions heaven, I was disappointed to see that there was no mention of Jesus, just as so many of these books that I have found. A definite disappointment, but as the mom who reads these books to her children, I can adapt and add where I want to. That is a great advantage to critically reading our childrens' books and being willing to take the time to talk it through with them. Asking questions like, "What did you like about the book?
What didn't you like about the book?
What do you think the book said about (blank)?
What does the Bible say about that?
Why is this a wrong/right thing to do?
Was that honoring to God? Why/why not?"

Be willing to open up the Bible and sit with them in discussion. I have enjoyed doing this with Taylor Joy and it leads to many great, Gospel conversations between us. I am thankful for this book opening the doors to chat with my precious kids.

{ I received this book free from the publisher, Tommy Nelson, in exchange for an honest book review. }
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1 comment:

  1. Hey! I just saw you were featured on The Happy Housewife! Yay!


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