Monday, June 25, 2012
In her book, God Gives Us Choices, author Hope Rethman explains the concept of free will.
In the story, Matthew asks his mom, “Why does God let bad stuff happen?” Matthew’s mom explains that bad things happen not because God allows them to, but because He gives humans the choice to do right or wrong, which is free will. Bad things happen when we make bad choices.
Matthew’s mom also tells him that “God calls all people to take action to help others make good choices.” We can help others make good choices by showing others the right way to do things. “We can all make a difference each day through our actions and our choices.”
The bright, colorful illustrations by Jackie Arling compliment the text.
What I Like: I like the way the Matthew’s mom explains the concept of free will to her son. She puts things in simple-to-understand terms.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Age Appeal: 6-12.
Publisher Info: Gypsy Publications, 2011; ISBN: 9780984237524; Paperback, $8.99.M