The Oak Inside the Acorn  -     By: Max Lucado
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The Oak Inside the Acorn

Tommy Nelson / 2011 / Paperback

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In his touching picture book, master storyteller Max Lucado reveals that each one of us was created for a special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is a heartwarming parable that encourages children to be the best they can be for God. This parallel to the bestselling book for adults, Cure for the Common Life, reminds parents to focus on their children's God-given abilities, while Children will see that all they need to do is to "Just be the tree God made you to be."

Little Acorn sees himself as very small and he's unsure of what he's supposed to do in life. Eventually, he grows into Big Oak, but he still wonders about his purpose. Though he tries as hard as he can, he can't grow oranges like his friends the orange trees, or produce beautiful flowers like his friends Pink Petunia or Rosie. But finally, he discovers that his mighty branches were created for a very special purpose! Recommended for ages 5 to 10.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: Tommy Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 10.00 X 8.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1400317339
ISBN-13: 9781400317332
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 5-10

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Publisher's Description

It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree.

Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow.

Author Bio

More than 120 million readers have been inspired by the words of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Oak Inside The Acorn
    March 11, 2015
    Lillypad
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wonderfully written and illustrated. I bought this as a birthday gift for a friends 7 year old son. They both enjoyed it very much, my friend said the message was very strong and her son took it to heart. I have to admit I read it before I gave it to him and it brought me to tears. Beautiful story.
  2. Louisiana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Encouraging Read
    November 22, 2014
    sylvia
    Louisiana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was wonderful! I bought it for my 7 and 10 yr old boys. My 10 yr old enjoyed it the most! I will be ordering more for Christmas gifts. If you have a 6 to 11 year old that needs encouragement to be all God created them to be, this book is for them. Beautiful story, but if your emotional like me you might need a tissue :-) Would also be great for a classroom to teach of the changing seasons and growth of God's creation.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Oak Inside the Acorn
    September 4, 2014
    St.C.Pat
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Oak Inside the Acorn.
    How can you top this? A well-written story conveying an important idea with illustrations that would make anyone (child or adult) happy to look at.
  4. Oroville CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Good book for all ages.
    December 6, 2013
    Shoo
    Oroville CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I'll be using this book with the children's groups which I teach. It has an excellent message for both young and old.
  5. Riverside, California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful and Touching
    November 26, 2013
    Marta
    Riverside, California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Oak Inside the Acorn.
    I could not finish reading this touching story to my daughter; I found myself moved to tears. Its message is so powerful; it is impossible not to be touched by it. Adults can learn from it as well. Each and every single one of us is special in God's eyes, and He wants us to become vessels into His loving hands. This story is a must read. It is a blessing. Thank you, Max Lucado, for such a wonderful story.
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