Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Book Discovery!

It has been awhile since we have posted on this blog.  Life here at the store has sped up as the season of Christ's birth has approached.  We are happy to resume letting you know about books we love and recommend.  The following is from Lando's daughter Aimee. Lando and his wife Kathy own the store and have obviously passed on their love of books to their family.

Today while I was at my parents' bookstore I made a great children's book discovery.

If you've ever read Brennan Manning, then the theme in this book will come as no surprise to you.  It is about God's wide reaching, all encompassing love and how nothing we can do can separate us from it.  The story is set in Mexico with a beautiful couple playfully engaging with neighbourhood children, asking them questions, making food together, laughing.

The children in the story learn that God is the giver of all good things and that he cares about every part of their lives.  I love the illustrations, the setting, the way the couple relates so respectfully to children, and how God is portrayed.

Probably the thing I want most for Anders, Elijah and Eva is that they would know that they are surrounded by God's love. Always. I'm grateful to have found this book to help remind them.

This book will be a Christmas gift for our kids, but I can hardly wait to give it to them.

If you're interested too, you can buy this book, Smack-Dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning from my dad's store -they do mail order: House of James

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