What I loved:
- "Exactly the person God made me to be!" part of the opening line.
- Pictures- warm, delightful,draw a reader in with the colors, and experiences.
- Rhyming Words
- Concept of the book- I can always give God's love
- length- not too short, not too long
What bothered me:
- Missed potential...
- this could be so Gospel Centered, sharing how God's love is so great, so high, so vast, sharing how God gives His love through His Son Jesus on the cross, but it is very general and generic...
- No scripture referenced, no scripture notes or suggested verses
- "As He lives in my heart, every moment, every day" (literary license? so it's okay but a note to parents at the end of the book about this confusing expression when referred to ask Jesus in your heart)
- with references to God's love from the Word of God
- when talking about gifts
- When presenting the gospel- I'd share we can share God's gift of love because Jesus was the picture of God's love, in His death, resurrection, and return to Heaven- and Jesus makes the way for us to draw close to God, and live like He would.
- with Colossians 3 passage- what does the well dressed believer need to put on.... how do we put it on...
- by asking kids what illustration would you change in this book, to make God's love be better defined. (adding Jesus image, adding scripture...)
- as an example of being culturally acceptable- God could be any God- and as a book that is christian, but misses the mark- it's okay, maybe even good, but it's missing the mark at being the best book for a gospel centered life.
- asking parents, what do you think of this book? would it be in your home? how would you use it? is it missing an aspect that you as the spiritual fathers of your kids needs to add in?