Friday, April 25, 2008

A Life God Rewards For Little Ones

Bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson and Mack Thomas teamed up to write A Life God Rewards for Little Ones, which is geared specifically to the preschool age group. Illustrations are done by Alexi Natchev.

You may be familiar with Bruce Wilkinson's other A Life God Rewards books. This one is based on Revelation 22:12, " And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work."

We see a young boy who is finding joy in doing things that will please the Lord. He prays out loud, cheers up a sad friend, shares with a boy in need, and does his best at everything he does.

"When I go home to heaven someday,

my Savior will meet me and He will say,

'I know all you did with a heart so true.

Come see My rewards that are waiting for you.'"

What I Like: This is a very sweetly written, prettily illustrated book. My toddler loves it!

What I Dislike: I am aware that this book isn't promoting works based salvation, but at the end it speaks of all the good things the main character did and how heaven will be full of rewards. It could be a little confusing for a young one.

Overall Rating: Very good.

Age Appeal: Age 2-5

Publishing Info: Multnomah Kidz, 2002; ISBN: 1590520947; Hardcover, $5.99

Special Info: If you are interested in the adult version of A Life God Rewards, you can find it here.

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