Thanks to Blogging for Books - I recently received Lisa Tawn Bergren's, 3 story collection, God Gave Us So Much. The book is wonderfully illustrated by Laura J. Bryant.
The first story : God Gave us the World takes this young polar bear family through the local museum and helps answer questions about the creative nature of God, why we are different, and why we are here on the Earth.
The second story: God Gave us Love lets us tag along as Grampa and Little Cub go fishing. This story focuses on God's gift of love to us and how He desires we love others even when we might not "like" them. My favorite part of the story is when Grampa explains how God show's us His love through the unconditional love of Jesus.
The final story: God Gave us Heaven focuses on answering those difficult questions little ones may ask. The beauty and freedom found in heaven are expressed. The author also explains why some go to heaven sooner than others. This book ends with a beautiful picture of salvation, using the bridge illustration.
We really enjoyed these stories and while some of the concepts are a little difficult for my not quite three year old, he loved the illustrations. I am confident that as we re-read the stories and he matures they will be a great resource. These are adorable books with a strong biblical message of creation and stewardship, love and grace, and the ultimate gift of eternal life with God would be a perfect addition to any child's library.
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Disclaimer: I did receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review.