Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Because I Love You

Because I Love You, written by Max Lucado and illustrated by Mitchell Heinze. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to teach their children the truth about God's love for us. The illustrations are wonderful, colorful and realistic (the author uses people, not animals). There are pictures on every page to go along with the story on the opposite page. The author uses a hole in the wall to demonstrate God's love for His children. When one little boy's curiosity gets the best of him, he begins to understand just how much he is loved.

What I liked: How the pictures keep up with the story. I think this story should be read to children. There are several questions they will have and the parents should be there to answer them. For example, "If the other side of the wall is so bad, why did he leave a hole in the wall?" This is where you can teach them that God gives us a choice.

What I disliked: The way the author uses a man, Shaddai, as the children's guardian and refers to him occasionally as "Master" instead of his name, Shaddai. You can simply use the characters name in place of it.

Overall Rating: Very Good

Age Appeal: 4 - 8

Publishing Info: Crossway Books, 1999; ISBN 0891079920; $15.99

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1 comment:

Amanda said...

I love this book and gave several to friend's children at Christmas time. Lucado is a lovely storyteller.