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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.
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: Tommy Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 10.87 X 8.5 (inches)|
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.
More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings 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.
What I Liked: I like the lesson; to be what God intended us to be.
What I Disliked: I was a little disappointed with this book. This author is one of my favorites, but the message in this book was simply not as strong as I had anticipated. The message was clear, it just didn't reach out and grab me like most of his other books do.
Overall Rating: Very Good.
Recommended Ages: 5 - 10
Reviewed by Loretta, a Christian Children's Book Reviewer
Anna Beth5 Stars Out Of 5The Oak Inside the AcornJanuary 5, 2017Anna BethQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a beautiful story about how God uses the circumstances we face in life - even when we don't understand them - to work for our good and the good of others...If we let Him. The only thing to keep in mind with this book is that it's a bit long if you want to read it to younger children.
kg5 Stars Out Of 5bookJanuary 4, 2017kgQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a beautiful book with a good message.
Gigi5 Stars Out Of 5Sweet, encouraging book.April 13, 2016GigiQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I purchased this for my preschool aged grandson, and he enjoyed listening to it. The story will grow in meaning to him as he grows.
Lillypad5 Stars Out Of 5The Oak Inside The AcornMarch 11, 2015LillypadQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wonderfully 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.
sylviaLouisianaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Encouraging ReadNovember 22, 2014sylviaLouisianaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This 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.