Friday, January 2, 2009

What Is God Like?

Lewis, Beverly. 2008. What is God Like? Illustrated by Pamela Querin. Published by Bethany House.

I just love this one. Mainly for two reasons--the incredibly beautiful illustrations by Pamela Querin that I just love, and the scriptures sprinkled throughout the book. The framework of this story is simple. A father is going away on a trip--presumably a business trip--leaving his two children--a boy and a girl, a brother and sister, to wonder big things about a big God.

"But don't forget--even when I'm not here, God is always with you."

Each two-page spread reveals just a little bit more about God. Each spread highlights a particular scripture. (Scriptures used include: 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 John 3:1, Matthew 10: 29-31, Psalm 139:1-2, 4, Exodus 34:7, Psalm 33:6, 9, Exodus 15:26, Nehemiah 9:6, Isaiah 54:10, Psalm 4:8, Psalm 145:16, Genesis 1:25, Psalm 139: 13-14, Psalm 145:18, Psalm 107:1.) The story shows a brother and sister being kids--acting like kids--but also thinking and caring about big things.

I enjoyed this one. It reminds me of "Kid Talk"

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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