Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Let's Talk About Heaven

Let's Talk About Heaven was written and illustrated by Debby Anderson. Because this is a book of doctrine, it's different from most children's books. It doesn't have a running story, but rather logically presents what we know and don't know about Heaven from Scripture.

The book answers four big questions many kids (and adults!) have about Heaven.
  • Who is going to be in Heaven?
  • What will I be like in Heaven?
  • What will our forever home be like?
  • What will we do in Heaven?

"Jesus is getting a wonderful place ready for each one of us. He has the very best planned. He knows that it's best to keep most of it a surprise ... but we can imagine what it might be like!" The author does a fantastic job weaving truths with speculation kids can understand. For example we know we will worship and rest, but "will we fly"? Will we "ride on eagles' wings"? The book concludes with this definition: "Heaven is being home with Jesus." Psalm 23 is quoted at the back and an index of Scriptural references is included for further study.

Many of the illustrations are in storyboard format, with small boxes showing different parts of the story. The colors are bold; the style simple and not too detailed.

What I Like: This book is great! I am a big advocate of solid doctrinal teaching, so this book is right up my alley. It answers tough questions with lots of details and plenty of Scriptural supports. Children and parents can learn a LOT from this book.

What I Dislike: Nothing. Better illustrations would be nice, but the content of this book more than makes up for what's missing from the pictures.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: 4-7

Publisher Info: Chariot Victor Publishing, 1998; ISBN: 0781430771; Hardback; $12.99

Buy it Now at Amazon for $11.04

Additional Info: This book features people of several ethnicities and nationalities. One page features greetings in eight different languages. View other reviews of books by this author on CCBR.

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