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Am I Forgiving?
     

Am I Forgiving?

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by Jeannie St. John Taylor
 
Erik struggles not to feel sad and lonely when his best friend ignores him to play with another boy instead. Erik decides he will never forgive him, but when he remembers that the Bible says he has to forgive, he prays for Jesus to help him do it.

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Erik struggles not to feel sad and lonely when his best friend ignores him to play with another boy instead. Erik decides he will never forgive him, but when he remembers that the Bible says he has to forgive, he prays for Jesus to help him do it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825436598
Publisher:
Kregel Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jeannie St. John Taylor, the author of multiple books, lives with her husband of thirty years on a small working farm in the middle of Portland, Oregon. A professional artist, as well as a mother and former teacher with a master's degree, Jeannie is uniquely qualified to craft children's books. In her spare time, she works as a private investigator for her husband's financial investigation company.

Jeannie St. John Taylor, the author of many books, lives with her husband of thirty years on a small working farm in the middle of Portland, Oregon. She is a professional artist, as well as a mother and former teacher.

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Am I Forgiving? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
While geared toward children ages 4-8, Am I Forgiving? is an engaging story with an important lesson for kids of any age. It deals with emotional reactions to teasing and the games kids play (like ignoring you when they are with other kids) that hurt feelings. I remember having two friends when I was five and six. We could never all three be friends at the same time, but it was me with one of them or them leaving me out. Must be things kids do at that age. I would've loved to have learned a similar lesson about forgiving or I wouldn't have spent so much time being mad at them for not including me. Developmentally this is a perfect story to read to any child before they start school or to prepare them regarding friendship problems and how to deal with rejection and teasing. The core lesson in the story is about what true forgiveness is and what it isn't. Having worked with abused kids for many years, I found this particularly beneficial. There is a parents' guide at the end that gives parents suggestions on how to explain the lesson to their children. It says this... Forgiveness does not require that you to trust or become good friends with the person who you. Excellent advice! This should prevent victimization due to ignorance of the meaning of true forgiveness. And some of the words are hard enough that the story will expand the kids vocabulary, too. But beyond the storyline, the best part of the book is the adorable pictures. The author has inserted random cute animals throughout the pages and some illustrations are downright hilarious!