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  1. Amy
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Must have!
    May 2, 2022
    Amy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is a must-have on your shelf whether you have kids or not. In language that is easy to understand and illustrations that keep giving new insight each time you read, this telling of Peters denial resonates with the Peter in all of us.
  2. Tricia
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Friend Who Forgives
    May 25, 2021
    Tricia
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The best book in our children's library. We sin. God forgives. And continues to use us. Amazing telling of Peter emphasizing God's grace and mercy and love.
  3. Tiff
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great read and not just for kids.
    April 20, 2021
    Tiff
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    As a family we are all working on forgiveness. This book helps explain biblical forgiveness in a way for kids and adults to learn how to walk out. Great conversation starter and way to introduce or begin process in our home.
  4. Rebecca Maney
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved This Book!
    September 4, 2020
    Rebecca Maney
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Do you ever talk before you think? That's what Peter did - again, and again, and again."

    A well written book about a topic that children and adults alike need to consider; forgiveness.
  5. SpoiledMilks
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    buy it for your kids
    September 18, 2019
    SpoiledMilks
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Read my full review at Spoiled Milks (02/08/19).

    The story here centers around Peter and, particularly, his denial of knowing Jesus. The author, Dan DeWitt, pulls together some of the stories from Peter's life (such as him being a fisherman and Jesus calling him to be his disciple) to give some background to Peter's relationship with Jesus. Peter saw Jesus as a friend, but the more miracles he saw Jesus perform, the more he realized Jesus was something more. Jesus' death is mentioned, but nothing related to his death or crucifixion is shown. Peter is surrounded by the darkness of night (and the rooster who crowed), saddened by his faithlessness. Of course, Jesus rises again and offers Peter the chance to say that he loves Jesus three times.

    Catalina Echeverri has superbly illustrated this book. When Peter is described as having always been someone who said the wrong thing, we are given three pictures of him comparing a pregnant woman to a whale (when he was a child), saying something messy to a friend (as a teen), and gloating over a major catch of fish to other fishing buddies (as an adult). The characters are not bland and flat. They show life, surprise, sadness, fear, and joy. And once Jesus tells Peter that a rooster will crow, that rooster appears in the following scenes of Peter's denial as a reminder to the kids that the rooster is right... around... the corner. Jesus' words will come true.

    In this book, Jesus isn't white. He looks like a man from the Middle East, which is what he was.

    The book ends with three paragraphs on Peter and Jesus's story, with Bible references included. Hopefully this will help you and your child to remember that "if you trust in Jesus, he will forgive you tooagain, and again, and again."
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