I'm supposed to be cleaning the house for a department-wide party my husband planned to be held at our messy home. But instead, I'm drawn to the computer (or is it the lazyboy?) to write about the book I've most recently read. It was a fantastic read! I love the biblical emphasis and reminders of God's love throughout. I love that it reinforces a parent's love and authority. I love the illustrations. I love the book design. I simply love this new book!
I've read the story "God Gave Us You" by Lisa Tawn Bergren before this reading. My sister received the book as a baby shower gift. Even then, I loved the story about how God brought a precious baby bear to Mama and Papa Polar Bears.
But this new version is even better! It's still the same story about God's wonderful plan to put babies in a family with a mom and a dad who love God and love their babies. The new book is a boardbook...perfect for little hands to handle without fear of tearing pages. Its size is great for little ones, too. And the illustrations are just as bright and colorful on the new boardbook pages as in the original!
This boardbook version of the story "God Gave Us You" would be the ideal baby gift for a newborn -- great for mom and dad to read with baby to help explain their crazy-parent-love that comes from the crazy-God-love God showers on each one as He knits us together in our mother's womb!
Thanks, Multnomah Waterbrook Press, for the complimentary copy for purposes of review! I loved it (SO much better than cleaning house!!)