Monday, December 13, 2010
Looking for a book to explain the fruit of the spirit to your child? 9 Fruits Alive is a part of the God Counts! series, and does just that. Written by Mindy MacDonald, this book will teach your children to understand spiritual fruit in terms they will understand.
"Apples, bananas, and grapes are yummy, but fruit of the Spirit is for more than your tummy."
On each page, the text and cheery illustrations depict ways that children can show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. For example, children will learn that they can be peacemakers by speaking loving words during an argument. They will learn that they can show patience by waiting for their turn on the slide.
There are cutouts in the book with plastic fruit to feel and count.
What I Like: Children often need practical examples of how they can obey God's commands. This book provides that! My girls have read this book so many times because it is so engaging. I like it that the book teaches children that they cannot have the fruit of the Spirit unless the Holy Spirit helps them.
What I Dislike: Nothing
Overall Rating: Excellent
Age Appeal: 4-8
Publisher Info: Multnomah Books, 2004; ISBN:1590523822 ; Hardcover, 24 PGS., $11.99.
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Special Info: There is one illustration of Jesus in the book. Also, we have reviewed other books in the God Counts! Series. You can read them here.