Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Children ask lots of questions about everything imaginable. Sometimes, as parents, we rack our brains about how to explain grown-up concepts to children. Author Cindy Pertzborn makes it easy to talk to children about Heaven and how we can get there. Her book, How Do We Get to Heaven? was written in response to her own five-year-old’s question, “Mom, how do we get to Heaven?”
She writes a story that children will understand and that parents can use as a guide for teaching their children about God and spending eternity in Heaven. She says that getting to Heaven is as easy as A-B-C: “Admit to God that you have sinned; Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for you; and Choose to trust and love God.”
She incorporates a short prayer into the story that children can pray when they are ready to accept Jesus into their heart. She also includes a Commitment Pledge they can sign, as well as a section of Biblical References for verses dealing with sin, salvation and forgiveness.
The illustrations by Stephen Adams are bold, colorful and attention-grabbing.
What I Like: Everything.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 5-12.
Publisher Info: WestBow Press, 2012; ISBN: 9781449745851; Paperback, $16.95.
Special Info: Visit the author’s website.