The inspirational words of Anne Graham Lotz tell of the joys and comforts of heaven. The beautiful rhyming text and engaging, familiar images help children understand that heaven is real and Jesus is waiting for them to come someday.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 40 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2011 Dimensions: 9 X 10.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0310716012 ISBN-13: 9780310716013 Availability: In Stock Ages: 4-7
The light is always on Because Jesus is waiting for you. The very best part of Heaven Is that He's going to be there too. Heaven is a real place. It's where Jesus lives and waits for those he loves to come to him. It's a place of joy and love and hope---a place where all of God's children, young and old, will stay and be happy forever. Engaging questions and scripture references in the back of this book will help parents reinforce the message that Heaven is a place of love that we can all look forward to seeing one day. There's even a special keepsake invitation for children to RSVP to Jesus!
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, is the president and CEO of AnGeL Ministries, a nonprofit organization that undergirds her efforts to draw people into a life-changing relationship with God through his Word. Anne launched her revival ministry in 2000 and has spoken on seven continents, in more than twenty foreign countries, proclaiming the Word of God in arenas, churches, seminaries, and prisons. She is also the award-winning author of ten books, including her most recent, The Magnificent Obsession. SPANISH BIO: Anne Graham Lotz, hija de Billy y Ruth Graham, es la presidenta y directora ejecutiva de AnGel Ministries, una organizacion sin fines de lucro que apoya sus esfuerzos por llevar a las personas a una relacion con Dios por medio de su Palabra. Inauguro su ministerio de avivamiento en el ano 2000 y ya ha hablado en los siete continentes y en veinte paises extranjeros, proclamando la Palabra de Dios en estadios, iglesias, seminarios y prisiones. Tambien es la galardonada autora de trece libros, entre ellos Magnifica obsesion.
'Bryant's cheerful watercolor illustrations imagine Heaven as a sort of pleasant amusement park with Jesus as the headmaster and where children ride on the backs of flying sheep and climb trees with pigs and frogs. The final pages present a conservative Christian philosophy of confession and acceptance of Jesus as one's personal savior, with the concluding pages offering a prayer for children and the relevant verses from the Book of John. Additional materials include an explanatory letter to parents and other adults, questions for adults to use with children, Bible verse references incorporated into the text and an 'RSVP to Jesus' for use by the child reader. Though the text is on the saccharine side and the heavenly interpretation is a bit far-fetched, this effort does serve as an accessible introduction to difficult concepts.' - Kirkus Review -- Kirkus Review
'Bryant's child-friendly watercolor artwork, with its sense of joy, is the best part of the book. Lotz' text is singsongy and does not always scan well: 'I have a little brother / he's as cute as he can be. We do everything together / and he always looks up to me.' Still, parents looking for a Christian-centered book on heaven will like the message, which the book notes 'is not imagination or fantasy. It is God's promised word' (John 14:1--6 and Revelation 21--27 are cited). Expect the book and author to be heavily promoted to the target audience.' - Ilene Cooper, Booklist Review -- Booklist Review