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Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2017
Gods Great Love
Created the entire universe
And everything in it
Gods Great Love for You, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author and respected pastor Rick Warren, takes children on a whimsical and heartfelt journey that lets them know Gods love is with them wherever they go. With breathtaking illustrations by Chris Saunders, the simple yet poignant text comes alive as a child journeys to places far and near and discovers Gods great love is perfect, and everywhere, and will never end.
As founding pastor of Saddleback Church with his wife, Kay, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 33 million copies. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Ricks Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute audio teaching, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.
Chris Saunders is an award-winning illustrator who loves to tell a story. He studied illustration at the University of Northampton and did work for creative design and print companies before moving into childrens books. Chris likes to create gentle, floating, atmospheric imagery and mainly works digitally, but his pencils and watercolors are never too far away.
soozie5 Stars Out Of 5wonderful book for childrenDecember 30, 2017soozieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book , with wonderful artwork to bring home the message of how eternal Gods love is for you . Children can relate to pictures and ingrains message
VeraNorth CarolinaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful, charming, and deeply movingNovember 13, 2017VeraNorth CarolinaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Profound: "having intellectual depth and insight; difficult to fathom or understand; extending far below the surface; all encompassing"
When I received God's Great Love for You, I was prepared for another lovely, sweet, charming faith-based children's book. I was truly surprised at the depth of the simple statements from the start to the finish of this lovely picture book.
As Christians we know and realize that God has a great and wonderful love for us. Well, for all of mankind. He did, after all, give his only begotten Son to be our Saviour. But to calmly sit down and read a sweet little children's book that unabashedly states that God has a great love for YOU! That's right! You. Me. The kid down the street. All of us. And then to contemplate, even briefly, such a statement makes us realize just how profound that idea, that action, that depth of love is in actuality is almost beyond comprehension.
This is a book to read repeatedly to the young child and with each reading, the adult should read slowly contemplating and comprehending the depth expressed in the simple statements. While a sweet reading for a child, it becomes a source of soul-reaching contemplation for the mature reader.
"Deeper than all the oceans/ Higher than the moon and the stars
"God's great love for you is... perfect"
"will never end"
The illustrations feature a bright-eyed little girl with beautiful backgrounds and include a trailing "ribbon" or flutter of specks that seem to signify fluidity and continuity. Another understated feature of the illustrations is the simple white dove that is present throughout. As Christians know, the dove is symbolic of the Holy Spirit or God's presence. The book is charming.
The bare, stark beauty of God's perfection and how that perfection is shown in a perfect love for us.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTCs 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good but missing valuable informationNovember 2, 2017Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3This is a hardback book for younger children. The illustrations are nicely done, colorful and very attractive. There are really not many words on each page. The highest I counted was 11 and that was only one place in the book. The rest of the pages probably averaged 3-6 large size words.
It talks about how God's great love is created the world and everything including "you". Then goes on to mention how God's great love is with you - where and when. The main character is the little girl on the front, which is super cute by the way, except to me it kind of makes the book a little "girlish". You know geared toward girls. I don't really think that is the authors intent, but she is on almost every page and there was only one page with a boy. I have a boy... so I know how boys might think (smile).
Overall, I think the book is beautiful! It would make a really wonderful gift for a special little one in your life. On a side note, there is one missing fact and that is that God loved us so much He sent His son to save us. For that I can only give it 4 stars instead of 5 - Knowing about God's love is amazing, but knowing what He is willing to do because He loves us is even more amazing.
I was blessed to receive a copy of this book courtesy of Zonderkidz and Flyby Promotions. I was not asked or required to review positively.
Frosty5 Stars Out Of 5Love this bookOctober 25, 2017FrostyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5God's Great Love for You is absolutely beautiful. The spare wording gives a heartfelt reassurance that God loves us. The illustrations made me feel like God's love is huge. So big, he is everywhere. This book is perfect for preschool through Kindergarten. And could be used to teach a class of little ones about God's amazing love. The main character is a little girl. Her expressions create a sense of wonder which adds a layer of delight. This is definitely one I will share with my youngest granddaughter. I received this book for free from Zonderkidz.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5reviewed by 8 year oldOctober 20, 2017Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1GOD'S GREAT LOVE FOR YOU is a very short children's book that is about how much God love's us. It is okay for babies, but I don't think the age limit suggested above is good unless the child wasn't raised in church. I don't like it because God loved us so much He sent His son to die for our sins and that was not even mentioned at all. I think it should've been. Otherwise, it was okay. Maybe public libraries, or church nurseries would enjoy this book, or maybe for a baby gift.
I thought 1 star, Mom said 3 so we're compromising.
I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.