The Oak Inside the Acorn

The Oak Inside the Acorn

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by Max Lucado, Nathan Larkin
     
 

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It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree.

Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then

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It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree.

Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Invoking the theme that we all need to discover our God-given abilities and follow God's plan for us, Lucado's (The Crippled Lamb) gentle parable parallels the lives of a tree and a girl. A tiny acorn shaken from its mother's strong branches becomes a mighty oak-not by trying to be like other trees and flowers, but by heeding the mother oak's sage advice: "Just be the tree God made you to be." Likewise, a girl does some soul-searching of her own-often under the protective shade of the mighty oak-as she grows up and prepares to make her way in the world. Suffused with echoes of The Giving Tree, Lucado's story will likely reverberate with a wide audience. Angelini's hazy, bucolic oils capture flora and fauna at their sunlit best, and will likely have readers longing for a stroll among trees and flowers. Ages 5-10. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598591705
Publisher:
Oasis Audio
Publication date:
12/30/2006
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.

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The Oak Inside the Acorn 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Istari_The_Angel More than 1 year ago
I randomly ran across this book in our school library, and was absolutely entranced from the word go, so I purchased a copy to read to my catechism first grade students. They loved it, and it's a wonderful story and lesson about a child learning to have faith that he will grow and become the great person he is meant to be. Highly recommended!
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I gave this book to my 9 year old niece as a gift. I was moved when I read it and hoped it would touch her heart. A few days after giving her the book I asked what she thought of it. She said, 'It is such a special book that I wrote a song about it.' Then she sang me a lovely song about growing up and finding her place in the world and becoming the woman God meant her to be. It is such a special book to share that I have bought copies for my other young nieces. I also have recommended this book to so many friends with young daughters and nieces. I still get teary eyed when I read it. It is Charming.