Friday, October 11, 2013
Review : Knowing My God Jesus Shows Me
Jesus Shows Me is the first book in the new Knowing My God series aimed at teaching young children about God's love. This board book is based on the Scripture John 15: 9-14.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command."
The book features Scripture on every page along with real life photographs of an animal caring for it's young to show children God's love, and supportive text to relate the verse to the child's real life.
Jesus Shows Me is a board book and therefore very sturdy for young children and the perfect size for them to be able to carry around with them. I love the different bright background colors that were chosen for each page. The photographs of the animals are stunning! In the text, you read a portion of the verse on each page along with an interesting fact about the animal being featured. In the book we get to see and learn about: emperor penguins, kangaroos, ducklings, dolphins, wolves, zebras, and elephants. My little girls (2 and 4) really enjoyed looking at the illustrations and reading about the different kinds of animals.
I really liked the intro to the book "Penguin fathers snuggle. Mother ducks lead. Wolves watch. Each animal knows the best way for its kind to live. God made them that way. He made you for a certain kind of life too-a life with him. Jesus shows you how..."
If there was one thing that I wish was different about the book was the ending. After the last part of the verse is a page for parents. I think that after the last part of the verse is discussed there should have been one more page, a conclusion tying it all together for the child like the intro introduced the story.
The book is beautiful and teaches an important message. Little ones will definitely enjoy having Jesus Shows Me read aloud to them. You can purchase it here for $8.09.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All of my opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.