Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Booked for the Holidays - Children's Books!

Just in time for Christmas, I have two precious picture books from WaterBrook Press to share with you. Lisa Tawn Bergren has written several God Gave Us. . . books. (You can see my review of God Gave Us Heaven here). Now she's written two new ones that are perfect ways to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

God Gave Us Christmas begins with Little Cub asking if Santa invented Christmas. When Mama Bear explains that God did, Little Cub wants to go find God and see how He did it. So he and Mama Bear leave the little ones at home with Papa and set off. As they see evidence of God at work all around them, Little Cub learns about God's love and that Jesus is the best present of all, sent for him! Beautiful pictures and sweet conversations combine to make this a heartwarming book. It makes me wish I still had a little one in footed pajamas to curl up with next to the Christmas tree!

You can purchase God Gave Us Christmas directly from the publisher or at Amazon.

In God Gave Us Love, Little Cub is aggravated when the otters interrupt a fishing trip with Grampa. She acknowledges that she loves the otters but just doesn't like them very much at the moment! And she certainly doesn't love them with "all that kissy and huggy stuff" like Mama and Papa! As Grampa explains about the different kinds of love between friends and family and mamas and papas, Little Cub learns that love comes from God and He loves us more than anyone. And nothing Little Cub, or anyone else, can do can make God stop loving us. This is another beautifully illustrated and tenderly written book. It addresses practical aspects of human love ("God gave us love so we could see goodness in others, even when they make us grumpy.") as well as the reassurance of the constancy of God's love.

You can purchase God Gave Us Love directly from the publisher or Amazon.

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling author of many novels, including Refuge and Firestorm of the Full Circle series. Book one in the Northern Lights series is The Captain’s Bride and the powerful conclusion is discovered with book three, Midnight Sun. Lisa and her husband Tim reside in Colorado with their children.

Since my kids are in high school, I am giving this set of books away to one of you! Just leave a comment on this post letting me know who you'll be sharing it with (a child, a grandchild, niece or nephew, etc.) no later than Friday (12/4) at 6:00 p.m. CST. US Residents only, please. As always, an additional chance to win for all who post the Booked for the Holidays button on their sidebar!

Many thanks to WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, for providing these books for my review.


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Thena said...

These would be perfect for my granddaughter (Emily).

Thena said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'm a sucker for children's books! Put me down....


Oh...and your button is on my sidebar!

Cindy said...

Great ideas for my little grandnieces and nephew.

Jessie at Blog Schmog said...

You are so sweet to share with us! I have four kiddo's who would love these books.

Jessie at Blog Schmog said...

I put the button on the side bar!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

You so know me.

I have two of the books in this series already, and I lurv them. Of course, since I'm pregnant at the moment, I can't read them to my children, lest I start blubbering at bedtime. "God gave me .... WAH!"

But they are AWESOME! I can't wait to read the new ones.

bp said...

I'd enjoy these! i'm adding the button to my sidebar too.

Merry said...

Both of these look lovely! I would love to share them with my two grandchildren.


Kim said...

I just found your site today. Too bad I missed out on the other giveaways! Would give these books to my first grandson, Jacob (due in January)!