When my son was little we would have an "I love you more than..." contest.
"I love you more than all the straws in the world!"
"I love you more than all the salt and pepper shakers in the world."
"I love you more than all the blades of grass."
One day he got me.
"I love you more than all the grains of sand, all over the world, in the desert, on the shores and in the ocean!"
That's a lot of love.
I recently found the perfect book for this amount of love. A big love from our great big God!
"God Loves Me More Than That" written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by David Hohn is a delightful book to share with your babes about the size of God's love for us.
My favorite part of the book is how on the very first page you are met with scripture!
"And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love for Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
This bit of scripture sets the tone for this charming children's book!
The illustrations are filled with whimsy and very pleasing to the children. "God Loves Me More Than That" shows a young boy having merry adventures with every "More Than." For example,when the boy asks, "...how deep is God's love for me?" he is shown scuba-diving underwater, at the bottom of the sea amidst a sunken ship and treasure chest!
This is a lovely book to share with your children just how much God loves us and I know my children will treasure it for years to come!
"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledgeâ€”that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17b-19
I'm a new mom. CA is 6.5 months old and already, we, as parents, are wanting to instill in her a love for Jesus Christ and teach and show her just how much she is loved, by us and her Heavenly Father. "God Loves Me More than That" by Dandi Daley Mackall will help us accomplish this great task! With lovely rhymes and beautiful pictures, illustrated by David Hohn, this children's book teaches young ones that God's love for them is bigger, wider, higher and deeper than anything they can imagine!
The illustrations in this book are amazing! So warm and clear! And the easy rhyming to the words makes it a fun one to read for the adults and for the little ears! This book can easily be read to boy or girl as it gives examples that each one would enjoy and appreciate. One thing that I wish it would have talked about in the book though is how God loved us so much that he sent his only Son to die for our sins_ This book would have been a great way to show God's love and our need for His love.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book to others with little children. An easy read with lots of fun items to look at on the pages! A great 4 out of 5 stars!!!
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I chose to review the book, God Loves Me More Than That, by Dandi Daley Mackall because I have grandchildren and I thought they would enjoy it. This is a very cute book. I enjoyed the story and the illustrations are great.
The story goes throughout asking the question, how much love does God have for me? Each time it is asked a little differently and answered a little differently. This is a story that will help the younger children understand that God's love for us is never ending. I think any age child would enjoy having this book read to them. I think this would make a great gift. This is also one of those books for grandparents to gather the grandchildren in their laps and read to them. I loved it!
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I can honestly say that this is the first children's book I have had the pleasure of reviewing.
God Loves Me More Than That is a poetic children's book written by Dandi Daley Mackall. Mackall compares God's love to different feelings including length, weight, softness and depth to name a few.
This book is absolutely beautiful and heart warming to share with your little one. The words are easy to read and even easy for your little one to learn to read. This book also has simple language for a small child to understand. (Some children's books like to use large words that are beyond a small child's comprehension.)
I can't recommend this book enough. I loved it so much I'm going to be sharing it with the women in our Mommy Life Group. I'm sure that we'll all love it.
This is a fantastic book. We all need to be reminded of how much God loves us and this book does just that! It puts the concept of God's love on the bottom shelf so we all can understand the dept, width, weight and height of God's love. The illustrations are beautifully done. It is an encouragement to all ages!