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Posted October 12, 2011
Just In Case You Ever Wonder
Hi! I've just received a new book for booksneeze- but before I get started, I should say that I have received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Everything I say is completely my own opinion. Now, I almost always enjoy Max Lucado's books. But my most recent book- "Just In Case You Ever Wonder" by Max Lucado, fell short of my expectations. I went in understanding it was a children's book, and I'm totally fine with that. But the book felt very. strange to me. It seemed to jump randomly from one subject to another, with no smooth transition. Now in a children's book, that's not an issue, but I had grown to expect more from Max. This book also ends very abruptly with a weird, random few pages about heaven at the conclusion. The entire thing felt very disconcerted, and while each subject would be fantastic to introduce to children individually, trying to cram many things in a few pages rushed the outcome. However, the illustrations are adorable and would provide much entertainment for a child perusing the pages. It is interesting to watch the child in the book grow up, as it were. Overall, I give it a three out of five stars.
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Posted October 9, 2011
no real moral to it
Summary: "Just in Case you Ever Wonder" by Mac Lucado is short children's book written from a loving parent's perspective. The parent reassures the child that he or she is loved by God and by his or her parents, tells the child the parent will always be there for them, and reminds the child of the glories of heaven that await.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Review: As sweet as this book is, I miss Lucado's children's books that had more intriguing illustrations and deeper morals behind them. This book is a great book for a parent to read to a child. It teaches that God created each person, just as he created the entire universe. It teaches a proper parenting model of love, teaching, and bringing a child up in the Lord. It's sweet. I just pity the child who won't be able to relate because they aren't in a positive family.
* Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review of it.
Posted October 6, 2011
An "okay" Read
"Just in Case You Ever Wonder" is a typical, powerful message from Max Lucado. The book is geared toward the five to seven year old, in my opinion. The message focuses on the joy of the child's life that has been brought into the world by a loving and sovereign God. The words are sure to send a strong message of love and comfort as a parent or guardian reads to the child. Max Lucado puts into words what many parents are unable to convey to their children. The book expresses the joy the child has brought into the world and how special they are to God and others. The words assure them that God has placed them in their family and where they live for specific reasons. The book assures the child that the parent is there for them just as God is. It powerfully conveys that the parent is there to teach them about their Heavenly Father and to assist God in caring for them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I wasn't particularly excited about the illustrations. I guess I expected a little more from a Lucado book. I'm not sure the illustrations will be particularly inviting to young children. The only other aspect of the book I wasn't fond of was the reference to "noises in the closet" and "monsters in the shadows." I never gave my children the slightest edge on these things. I certainly wouldn't read this to a child right before bed time. I just think this part could have been left out. Why not bring a more uplifting message to the child such as how God is always watching over them and protecting them . . . giving them peace to sleep at night???
I'm not sure this is a book I'd recommend . . . there are many other books out there for children that send a more consistent, uplifting message.
*I was provided this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review through the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Program.
Posted November 7, 2011
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Posted May 13, 2011
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