"My friends come by to have some fun.Then, the boy's mom pulls out the Bible, and explains the concept of grace.
I share my toys with everyone.
I help my friend who stubs his toe,
so God, I really want to know.
Do you love me more
than you did before?"
"We read the book and then I see,
God sent his only Son for me.
He died for me and took my place.
God's love is free. He calls it grace."
What I Like: I love how this book is from a boy's perspective and he's questioning whether by doing good works, God loves him more. All too frequently, this seems to be the message in today's society. And the note to parents/teachers at the end gives some great verses to emphasize what the Bible says about being "good" versus being saved.
I also loved the fact that the family in the book weren't your homogenous white family. It's refreshing.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 4 - 8
Publisher Info: Standard Publishing, 2010; ISBN: 978-0-7847-2916-8; Hardback, 26 PGS., $8.99
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