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A Christian children book is a wonderful way to introduce important topics such as Heaven. Let's face it, we all wonder about Heaven and this little book shares some very important Biblical facts through story format.
"Papa, what's heav'n?"
"Why, heaven is God's home...
the most amazing place we'll ever get to see."
Little Cub continues to ask important questions about Heaven and how to get there. Questions such as:
Lisa Tawn Bergren does a wonderful job of including sound biblical answers in terms both children and adults will understand. If you are teaching children about Heaven, this would be a wonderful read aloud to introduce important biblical truths. Then take them to the Bible to see these in God's Word.
But this Christian children's book goes beyond facts about Heaven and shares the seed of the Gospel in a very simple way!
Papa Bear has Little Cub look out at a canyon.
"Let's say this side of the canyon is life here, on earth. And that side over there - where we find the path home - is Heaven. God Knew that our bad choices might keep us from Him forever. Might even wash us away! He didn't want that. He loves us too much. "
"So He sent His very own Son, Jesus, to be our bridge."
Little Cub thinks on this and then says, "I like Jesus!"
I also love that this Christian children book opens up the topic of death in a non-scary, matter-of-fact manner.
Little Cub asks if she will be old like Grandma when she goes to heaven. Papa Bear says he hopes so, but some get there sooner than later. He is honest and says some get sick or bad things happen...but then immediately follows this with the fact that nothing bad happens in Heaven. There won't be any sickness or tears or anything bad. Only good and only smiles!
What if we plant these truths in little hearts early that because of Jesus we don't have to fear death!
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 -
"O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ."
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God Gave Us Heaven
By Lisa Tawn Bergren / Waterbrook Press
Children are often confused by the subject of heaven--and who can blame them, so are adults! Little Cub is no different, and so she asks her Papa one day what heaven is like. The two set off for a day together, and spend a lot of time talking about what heaven is like, and what it is not. Little Cub asks things like, "How do we get there?" "Do we get to be angels?" "Will we sleep in heaven?" With tender words, Papa answers her questions and gives her biblical insight as to what he knows about our "forever home." The book features thirty-two full color illustrations, taking the familiar, endearing characters from the bestselling books God Gave Us You and God Gave Us Christmas, and enlisting them in a journey of exploration in nature, while having this important conversation. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
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