Hope and Anna love seeing each other at church. When a Sunday grace offering is collected to help lift up Anna’s homeless family, Hope begins to ask questions and has a unique opportunity to learn what grace looks like, both for her and for Anna’s immigrant family. This touching story teaches children that God showers grace that is meant to be shared—allowing us all to be GraceFull! In this follow up to her first two books, ColorFull and ThoughtFull, Dorena Williamson opens a dialogue on the tough subjects of poverty and homelessness and offers children encouragement to show God’s grace and love to others whose home life or homeland might look very different than their own. Also available: ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us ThoughtFull: Discovering the Unique Gifts in Each of Us
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Dorena Williamson is a bridge builder, speaker, and writer who loves sharing God’s grace in stories for children. GraceFull draws inspiration from Strong Tower Bible Church, a multicultural faith community where she has served as first lady for twenty-two years. She and her husband, Dr. Chris, have four children.Geneva B is a self-taught illustrator from North Carolina. She enjoys working with colors and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and happiness.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’ve reviewed the other books in this series so I was very excited to see another one release! Teaching kindness and empathy to kids is incredibly vital it it’s to become a part of their character. I live in an area that’s not quite the middle of nowhere but certainly far from being considered a city. To be honest I have close to no exposure to the homeless. Anytime a family from a church I’ve attended became “homeless” they were able to stay with other family or friends from church until they got back on their feet. But while this may not be relevant in the area I live, it’s still an important message to be shared with kids. It teaches them to not only be grateful for what they have themselves, but to graceful and giving to others. It’s a conversation starter for families, and depending on where you live it could spark a great family volunteer opportunity. I recommend each of the books in this series and hope that the author continues to produce more. It’s always great when a children’s story is also able to teach them important life lessons. *I received a copy of this book from B&H Kids Publishing. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
I live in a college community in the Midwest. We have a lot of cultures and background represented in our community--and we have a problem with homelessness. I like finding books that help address issues that I can talk to children about. GraceFull by Dorena Williamson is a great book to help children understand the tough subject of homelessness. Hope and Anna are friends at church. Anna's family is facing some challenges right now as her father lost his job. GraceFull briefly shares their story and talks about how we can help others facing similar struggles. This book also opens the door for more discussions at home or this book could be used in a group setting like a Sunday School class. The Parent Connection page in the page of the book makes sharing the book and learning through the story even easier as there is a correlating Bible verse and a series of questions to ask and think about together. I like GraceFull. Williamson's book are so good at helping kids see past differences and helping them look at struggles in a more positive way. This book encourages children to help those who are struggling and I especially love that. The illustrations are also so bright and vibrant that they bring the story to life and make the pages so fun to look at. The suggested age range is four to eight years old. But I would say in family situations children as old as 12 would enjoy the book with their siblings as they work together to answer questions and think about how they could make a difference in their own community. I highly recommend GraceFull and all of Williamson's books. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
This sweet book about new friends, caring hearts, and the grace of giving to help others, weaves a tale of friendship and compassion. The bright pictures provide a wonderful setting as the story teaches the abundance of gracing others as we ourselves have been showered by God's grace. The end of the book includes a page with a Scripture reading reference and paragraphs about the concept of the Scripture as well as a THINK section with five questions about the story for further in depth examination of the lessons to learn. I received a copy to review and all opinions are 100% mine.
I have loved the other two books in this children’s book series by Dorena Williamson so I was excited to see she had a new release. GraceFull:Growing a Heart That Cares for Our Neighbors is a book about serving and caring for other. Dorena has a way of making complex topics really understandable and relatable to children. I appreciate having the books as starting place for discussions with my children. I recommend this book if you are wanting to introduce the concept of loving your neighbors to your children. I was blessed to receive a copy via publisher. All opinions are my own.