Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Little Seed & Little Fox ~ It Will be Okay – Trusting God through fear and change by Lysa TerKeurst (illustrated by Natalia Moore)

About the book: Growing up brings change (whether we like it or not).  Change can trigger fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined.  How do kids learn early on that in the midst of these uncomfortable times, they don’t have to be afraid?

Little Seed and Little Fox are facing fears, changes, and brand-new things.  And they don’t like it one bit!  Through unlikely friendship, children can identify with the main characters and will:

  • Discover that God is always with them as they overcome new or scary circumstances
  • Replace doubtful thoughts about God’s plan as they learn to trust Him through change
  • Build their relationship with God by introducing them to the scripturally based characteristics of who God is

“It Will Be Okay” will show your child that in the end, it really will be okay because we have a God who is good and kind and always watching over us!

Review: When I saw that Lysa TerKeurst had written a children’s book about “being afraid,” I was excited to receive a copy because I have read several of her books and enjoyed them.  She definitely has a way with words.

First, this book is beautifully illustrated and not childish looking even though it is a children’s book.  I love the colors and the simplicity.

The two main characters:  Little Seed & Little Fox are most definitely unlikely companions; but isn’t that how God works from time to time – putting unlikely people together to do great things.  There is actually a third main character – the Farmer.  The Farmer is “behind the scenes,” but you know he’s there.  This is a wonderful picture of how God is ever present and all knowing.  If we can instill this fact in our children at a very young age, then although they may still be afraid, they can and do know that God is “ever watching over them.”  What a gift to our children.

The story line is very simple and covers a topic that has been in place almost from the beginning of time – Fear and how do we handle that fear.  The book does not say that we will never be without fear, but it reminds us that even through those scary times that we have a Heavenly Father who sees and knows and cares.  I also think you can apply this same thought to your children as a Parent – that you are there for them and always will be if the Lord allows; but ultimately they need to trust in God.
The author has included 10 scripture verses in the front of the book to memorize with your kids. Scripture memorization is always, always a great reminder of God and His truths and His protection. When we can’t be there to help our children when they are afraid, they can pull scripture from their memories and heart to ease their fear.  The verses are well known and a wonderful addition to the story.

I easily recommend this book! (reviewed by Paula H.)

About the Author: Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and Unglued. She isn't shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But she's been learning God's lessons and sharing them on her blog ( and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen

DISCLOSURE: We received a complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for our review. Opinions expressed are solely our own. No compensation was received for this review.

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