Sunday, October 23, 2011

Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids tells the story of Colton Burpo, who at 4 years old went to Heaven during a surgery. Colton miraculously recovered, and when he talked to his family after the surgery he told them of the things he saw in Heaven, which would have been impossible for him to know unless he did, in fact, go to Heaven. Through his story, Colton shows other young children that there is such a place as Heaven that they too can look forward to going to one day. The book was written in a way that young children can understand, yet it’s not scary as to make them nervous about spending time in hospitals. Rather, it gives children hope about all of the things they will see and the emotions they will experience when they are in heaven, or when they are trying to understand how other young children can be taken to heaven.

The pictures in this book were also cute, and I think young children who cannot yet read will enjoy looking at the photos of what Colton remembers Heaven looking like. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am sure all young children will be impressed by not only the photos, but also the story of what happened to Colton.

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through their Booksneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just In Case You Ever Wonder

Just In Case You Ever Wonder is a cute children's book written by Max Lucado and Illustrated by Toni Goffe which looks at how much God loves everyone. The book is written for young children, probably in the age range of 2nd-3rd grade. The book talks about how every part of us was created by God in a perfect way. It also shows how God placed children with a loving family to take care of them and teach them more about Jesus' love.

I really thought this book was cute, and I can't wait to pass it on to one of my young nieces. I am sure they will love the pictures as the drawings range from winter pictures with small animals hidden in the background to summertime walks. The focus of the book being on God's love is a great thing for young children to read about, and have shared with them by their parents.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Booksneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."