Bergren also uses examples found in nature of how death can produce life. Loving the soft, whimsical artwork, pastel palette and gentle spiritual lessons, I'm disappointed that God Gave Us Love hasn't captured my children's imaginations the way I hoped it would. It is my most favorite gift to give at baby showers--especially church baby showers where I may or may not know the expectant parents very well. We had to miss church today due to illness. The message is also spot on.
They are colorful and have wonderful messages embedded throughout theor context. God Gave Us Angels is part of a series of God Gave Us books that include God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Love, God Gave Us Two, and many others. I wish we had found out about the book while I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter, because we bought a lot of those types of books to prepare our first daughter for her baby sister! God Gave Us Angels is filled with short phrasing and lovely pictures that tells a cute story about Papa Bear and his daughter, Little Cub. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. They are indeed mentioned in the Bible, but I am not sure it is necessary to paint such a vivid picture for the children who are often reading picture books at very young ages. As a Catholic, we are taught that we can and should pray to our Guardian Angel to ask for protection and shelter in times of need. I am buying a set for my grandchildren.
The story is a great one between a grandpa and young cub about how we are to love others and how God also loves us even more. Now, as a mom myself, I hope to do that for my children as well. These are the angels with flaming swords mentioned in the Bible. All opinions are my own! Unless I missed it, the cross is never mentioned. A book that has been read but is in good condition.
A child who has attended a Sunday School or who has parents who have introduced these concepts to the child might accept the abrupt changes in topic as the child would have some familiarity with what is presented. In choosing literature for my children, I always want to choose quality literature, words that will add to the life of my children. Great story about love, faith and the perfect love of God who gave us His son. My preschooler is also still excited about the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, baskets, etc. We've read several and I've always loved the story line and the kids adore the fantastic artistry by Laura J. Through a family of polar bears, she gives us the story of Easter. While this book in no way leaves out the Easter Bunny, it explains there's more to Easter than that.
The story begins with Little Cub, on a tree branch, looking for angels. Good book with beautiful pictures of Bear angels! All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. God Gave Us You By Lisa T. Bergren Illustrated by Laura J. This book addresses the difference between liking someone and loving someone as well. In God Gave us Love, Little Cub is out fishing with her grandfather.
I am a big fan of Lisa's God Gave Us series. This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. It's not just another cute book that speaks in general terms about loving God and angels. They're really and much more complex than we often give them credit for. You see, I had my 8 year old read the book. What do they look like? This review is from the blog No Twiddle Twaddle. I was not required to give a favorable review.
This is a book, I'm thrilled to have on our family bookshelf. Bergren Illustrated by Laura J. Thank you to Blogging for Books, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. So, here are my final thoughts. ~ Oswald Chambers ~ Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
As our little ones get older, one of life's lessons we must teach, as parents is the gift of love and a little book written by Lisa Tawn Bergen called God gave Us Love does exactly that. My personal favorite is God Gave us Two. So Sometimes they bring messages from him to us. After reading the entire thing, I didn't feel like my daughter would have a clue what it was saying. Papa Bear mentioned that God had a plan for Easter from the beginning, but the hopping back and forth does not show it. Feel free to learn more about Lisa T.
However, it is definitely geared towards those with a specific set of religious beliefs. The illustrations are lovely and it is a part of a larger series I haven't read any other books in the series. A parent polar bear is trying to explain angels to his child polar bear. The author provides a coloring page to go along with it so maybe I'll try reading it while they color their page. The story is written from a Christian perspective, however, there is a discrepancy in how Papa Bear answers 2 of his little cub's question and how a Catholic would answer. I got a kick out of how the little cub didn't want to love the otters!! The illustrations were cute, but I thought this was going to be a children's version of Jesus's resurrection. As an author, this caught my attention; a child may not even notice the sudden identification of a girl as the main character.
The board book version is an abbreviated form of the longer book for older children. This book teaches us how God wants us to love those that find difficult to love as well as those that it's easy to love. Many blessings to you as you read! One of my favorite things about this book was that it went beyond the cutesy explanation of angels and gave some real insightful commentary on their duties and purpose. My 7 year old was able to read the text easily and enjoyed reading it to her two younger brothers. What happened to teaching our children about Jesus' Resurrection as the actual reason for Easter? The delightful rhyming story takes readers through several scenes of snuggly animals who are getting ready for bed. First off, I have a bias towards picture books - they have to be entertaining or humorous.