Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Flowering Cross by Beth Ryan

Book Description

A modern-day story of how Christ’s resurrection is still changing lives

Six-year-old Katie’s next-door neighbor Papa Jack has the most beautiful flowers in town. He seems like a mean man to most, but Katie has a special place in his heart. Every Easter Sunday she stops by to get her flowers for the Flowering of the Cross at church. Only this year, Papa Jack decides to come along, and Katie helps him discover the real meaning of the Cross.

Designed to place God's truths in the heart of children, The Flowering Cross, has Faith ImprintTM suggestions thoughout that will help parents share God's Word with their young one.

Also included are instructions for making a Flowering Cross.

My Review:

This is a very cute children's book with a strong message of Easter. In reading this book your child will learn that they too can be a witness and tell other people what the true meaning of Easter is all about: Jesus' resurrection not the Easter Bunny. Katie and her family befriended an elderly neighbor man that others called mean and grumpy. It was through their kind generosity that Papa Jack comes to learn about the love of God. Throughout the pages of the story are Faith Imprints, these are ideas to help teach your child about Jesus and His truths-imprinting Jesus' truths on their hearts. There is a Scripture verse to go along with the imprints. At the back of the book are there are directions for making your own flowering cross. What a fun family together time and a tradition to keep put together this cross and then using it each year. The message of Easter is presented in a very clear manner. The illustrations are very colorful and bright. The message of God's love for us is very strong in this book. This is defiantly a keeper.

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A copy of this book was provided by Thomas Nelson for this review.

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1 comment:

misskallie2000 said...

This is such a special book. I have some little cousins that would love this book.
Thanks for your review.