Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I Can written by Kathryn O’Brien and illustrated by Gillian Flint

About the book:  Plant God’s Word in Your Heart!  Nothing is too hard for me when God is on my side!  He will give me strength to do all the things I need to do every day.  Turn Scripture memory from duty into delight with the Sit for a Bit series.  Scripture is presented one powerful word at a time, along with charming art and applications to build meaningful connections between God’s Word and a child’s everyday live.  Memory-verse learning has never been so effortless, effective, and fun!

Review:  This is my first time reading a book from the Sit for a Bit series.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.   I Can is a wonderful book that teaches small children the popular Bible verse – Philippians 4:13.  The way the author has laid out one to two words per page and then given explanation/description on the next pages is great method to teach small children Bible verses.  This is definitely not a new method, but the author’s way “putting it on paper” is both simple and so enjoyable.  While this book may be for smaller children, no doubt you can use it to teach scripture to anyone.

The illustrations are lovely.  The watercolor effect is beautiful and each page has something that also catches the eye and can generate additional conversation about God’s creations.

In the front of the book, the author shares a gentle reminder to parents about our responsibility to not only to know and hide God’s Word in our hearts, but that it is also our responsibility to teach Scripture to our children.  It’s more than just a responsibility – it’s our opportunity to grow our children in the Lord.  This book – I Can – is one that I most definitely will be sharing with my grandchildren and probably will be gifting to my grown children for their children.  A wonderful book!! (rev. P.Howard)

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by the Tyndale Blog Network review program on behalf of the publisher and author.

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