One of our favorite children's author is Lisa Tawn Bergren. She has a series of God Gave Us books that we love. Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group we added two more books to our series.
Just in time for Christmas is God Gave Us Christmas.
This book is about a little bear cub that is searching for the meaning of Christmas. Mama bear takes him on a journey to find God. This is a wonderful book for any child on your Christmas List. The illustrations are beautiful. This book focuses on the true meaning of Christmas. To purchase God Gave Us Christmas click here.
The newest God Gave Us book is, God Gave Us Love.
In this heartwarming story bear cub is getting a lesson on love from his grandpa. Grandpa teaches bear cub that there are many different kinds of love, and we should love everyone. He also teaches him that loving others is not always easy. This is another great addition to the God Gave Us series. You can purchase God Gave Us Love here.
Waterbrrok Multnomah also sent me a book by Leigh McLeroy titled Treasured. I am still reading this book. The treasures I have come across so far in the book have me really thinking about the treasures in my life. The treasures that God has given me are all a part of my story. Here is a little more about the book.
In Treasured, Leigh McLeroy considers tangible reminders of God’s active presence and guides readers in discovering evidence in their own lives of his attentive love.
“The idea for the book came from a cigar box filled with odds and ends of my grandfather’s life that arrived a few months after his death. Sifting through the objects in the box, I experienced him in a fresh new way. This made me wonder what treasures might be tucked away in Scripture that could frame God for me in an equally intimate, tangible way. This process also helped me uncover my own “treasures” of my walk with the Lord: objects that remind me of my history with him and his faithfulness to me,” says McLeroy.
Drawn from the pages of Scripture, the author considers twelve such treasures and personalizes their meaning for readers, such as a green olive branch that offers proof of God’s “new every morning” mercy and a scarlet cord that demonstrates his willingness to adopt “strays” of every sort.
Weaving these treasures together with scenes from her personal history, Leigh McLeroy invites readers to discover God’s heart for them and embrace their unique role in his redemptive story. Treasured offers readers a guided experience of God’s love and character and invites them to consider their own treasures that point to their part in God’s ongoing story.
You can purchase Treasured here.