Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Review: God Gave Us the World

"Why didn't God make us all the same?"  Little Cub wonders.  He and his mama are wandering through a museum exhibit called, "Bears Around the World."

In God Gave Us the World, author Lisa Tawn Bergren moves even the youngest readers to marvel at God's wonderful creativity, His care for that creation, and each person's special place in His world.  As is true for Bergren's other God Gave Us-- books, the appeal lies in the adorable, simple questions asked by Cub, and the loving responses given by Mama.  I especially appreciated these:
"Every bear has a special place in God's great, big world."

"...the world reflects God's work.  How big, big, BIG he is."
"God created our world and everything in it, because it's in his nature to create.  Understanding that is part of why he put us serve and worship him, our amazing God..."
The illustrations are just as darling as the story and dialogue.  Now if I can just wait til one of my kids' birthdays to give it to them!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group's Blogging for Books program. The opinions I have expressed are my own.