One of the first books that I bought for my first child was God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren. It made me cry each time I read it to her, because I so wanted her to know that her daddy and I loved and wanted her and that we thought her a gift from God himself…and the book perfectly communicated that.
So when I had the chance to review Lisa Tawn Bergren’s new book God Gave Us Love, I jumped at it. I was pleased to find another great book for children that really helps explain to them a tough subject–loving one another as God loves us.
The book begins with an easy-to-understand story about Litle Cub and his Grampa being bothered by otters while they are out fishing. Little Cub yells at them to leave, but Grampa urges him to calm down, explaining that it is important to show the otters love, even when they are being bothersome or unlikable.
From there, the book goes on to gently explain, at a small child’s level of understanding, the different types of love–romantic love between his parents, the kind of love we feel for family members and friends, and most importantly, the love that God shows for us. The author does an excellent job at addressing the topic of faith, again, in an easy way for kids to comprehend.
Perhaps my most favorite part of the book is the wonderful illustrations by Laura Bryant. Each turn of the page offers readers a delightful scene, making one wish that he could jump right into the story to be in those cozy-looking woods and comfy living room sofa.
All in all, both my kids and I greatly enjoyed this wonderful book! For more information, you can check out this page from the publisher.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.