Treasured and God Gave Us…

I so love Lisa Tawn Bergren’s God Gave Us series.  God Gave Us Love and God Gave Us Christmas are both beautifully illustrated and have such simply sweet stories.  They also have wonderful lessons about love and about Christmas.  Both of these books would make wonderful Christmas gifts for the children in your life.

Treasured is a wonderful book.  I am still in the process of reading it as I am savoring it slowly :)  It’s the perfect book for this time of year.  I love how the author, Leigh McLeroy, weaves personal stories, quotes, and with the stories of Word. Treasured is a unique collection of stories that teach you more about God through the stories of the Word.  For example the fig leave from Adam and Eve and how He covers us.  The book is easy to read and rich with goodness.  I have very much enjoyed reading it.

About the Books:

Treasured by Leigh McLeroy: Cigar boxes. Refrigerator doors. Scrapbooks and sock drawers and top shelves. These are the places we store our treasures–the keepsakes that tell the story of whom and what we’ve loved, how we’ve lived, and what matters most to us.

God is a collector, too, whose treasures are tucked securely into the pages of his book: a golden bell here, an olive leaf there, a scarlet thread, a blood-stained cloth, a few grains of barley. Each of these saved artifacts reveals a facet of his heart and tells the story of a Father whose most precious possession is…us.
In Treasured, Leigh McLeroy considers tangible reminders of God’s active presence and guides us in discovering evidence in our own lives of his attentive love.

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God Gave Us Love by Lisa Tawn Bergren: As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others… even the seemingly unlovable.
In answering her questions, Grampa Bear gives tender explanations that teach Little Cub about the different kinds of love that is shared between families, friends, and mamas and papas. Grampa explains that all these kinds of love come fromGod and that it is important to love others because…
“Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love.”
This sweet tale will warm the hearts of young children as they learn about all the different sorts of love, while the gentle explanations of each provide a valuable opportunity to encourage children to share with others a “God-sized love.”

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God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren: As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder… “Who invented Christmas?” Mama’s answer only leads to more questions like “Is God more important than Santa?” So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama’s gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that… Jesus is the best present of all.
This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.

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These books was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


1 Response to “Treasured and God Gave Us…”

  1. 1 awarmscarf December 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    What adorable books! I am totally going to see if I can get these for the kidlets in my life.

    AND your new look is so Christmasy and fabulous! I love it.

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