Monday, March 12, 2012

"God Gave Us Love" Review

About The Book: 
As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others…even the seemingly unlovable.

“Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of His love.”

In a sturdy format, ideal for the littlest hands at storytime, bedtime, or anytime, God Gave Us You assures each child that he or she truly is a treasured gift from the Lord.

 About the Author: 

Lisa Tawn Bergren is a best-selling author of more than thirty books, including The Captain's Bride, The Busy Mom's Devotional, and the God Gave Us children's book series. She and her husband, Tim, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado with their three children. Visit her website at

About the Illustrator: 
Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

 My Take:

The concept behind God Gave Us Love is excellent. Grampa Bear teaches Little Cub all about love – the love we should have for each other and the ultimate love that God showed when he sent His Son to die for us.

However, the execution in this board book fell a little flat. There was no real story to it, and the flow of the dialogue is disjointed, even for a conversation with a young child/cub. I thought that it read more like several lessons strung together rather than like a storybook.
The pictures of the bears are colorful, and my 3-year-old daughter likes them.

Ultimately, this book delivers a great message that we all need to understand.

“God gave us love, all kinds of love. The love of mamas and papas, friends, family. And His love, too.”

I will give God Gave Us Love … 3 BookWorms.
For more information and to read an excerpt, please click here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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