Monday, December 27, 2010

God Gave Us So Much - Book Review

God Gave Us So Much is a collection of three books written by Lisa Tawn Bergren; illustrated by Laura J. Bryant. Our family adores the other books in the series that follows Little Cub and her family as she asks important questions on the minds of our little ones.

God Gave Us the World has Little Cub wondering why all bears aren’t just like he and his family. Mama explains even though there are many bears in the world, there are all different kinds of bears living in many different places, in many different circumstances. Because our God is a creative God, He does not want all of us to be alike. He put us in the perfect place for us, even though it might not be the right place for someone else. This would be a great story if your child had questions about why a person from a foreign culture is different.

In God Gave Us Love, Little Cub is frustrated with the otters that are scaring away the fish she’s trying to catch. Grandpa tells Little Cub about all different kinds of God’s love and the kinds of love we extend to others. This is the only one that might be a little difficult. My kids enjoyed it but couldn’t really pin down what, besides the greatness of God’s love, the rest of the story is about. It gets a little muddled.

“What’s heav’n?” Little Bears asks in God Gave Us Heaven and Papa tells her in a wonderful way about the most amazing place we can ever imagine. He addresses gently when we will go to heaven, whom we might see there, and what we will enjoy when we get there. Papa rightfully tells Little Cub God sent Jesus to be our only way to heaven. What a great book this would be for young ones that have experienced the death of a loved one. The way it is explained is thoughtful, comforting, and allows for questions. I liked this story the best of the three.

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