Thursday, April 07, 2011
God Gave Us the World
I was recently sent a copy of God Gave Us the World by Lisa Tawn Bergren from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. (I've written about two of her other books here.) This story is in the same vein as her other books in this series - a little polar bear poses a fairly significant theological question to Mama Bear and the resulting answer and dialogue is this book. In God Gave Us the World, Little Bear asks his mama if all bears look just like them. This opens the door for Mama to explain about how creative our great God is, not just with all the different kinds of bears, but also the different environments around the world in which those bears live.
I loved these lines from the book: "...the world reflects God's work. How big, big BIG he is. Goad can do anything. and if he's capable of anything, why would he make us all polar bears?"
This is a wonderful book that would be a very simple resource to open a child's eyes to seeing God's hand all throughout creation. Also, there are a couple lines at the end of the book on taking care of the world that God gave us which gives a nice environmental aspect at a young child's level.
We enjoyed this book and I know we will enjoy it many more times in the future.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. Thank you!