Monday, January 6, 2014

"If Jesus Came To Visit Me" by Jill Roman Lord & illustrated by Amy Wummer- 2013 edition) (Review & Giveaway)

ISBN-13: 978-0824919085
Board book: $6.99
About the book:  An excellent tool to introduce little ones to Jesus, this board book is the perfect size for small hands to handle. Featuring warm illustrations and paired with a simple, rhyming text, kids will see for themselves what could happen if Jesus came to visit for the day. This book is helpful in starting conversations between parent and children about Jesus and can help bridge the gap in explaining the many ways a child can come to know and love Jesus.

My thoughts:  From the very first page, the sweet words of this rhyming book touched my heart.....
If Jesus came to visit me,
I know just what I'd do.
I'd wrap my arms around him tight
And say, "I'm glad it's you!"
How often have we as adults wished we could just wrap our arms around Jesus and have Him enclose us in His ever loving arms? Well, what do you think about a child? They naturally reach up and love. And then we turn the page and see the child asks, "May I serve you, please?"

And then the rhymes take the child/children through their day with Jesus asking Him questions and sharing their day and play with Him. Oh what a lesson for we adults.... we need to ask Him and we need to take Him with us throughout our day.

And then Jesus and child walk hand in hand back home and Jesus answers (or so the child asserts) all his questions so I will understand. Well, God has answered all our questions in His Word and if we dwell in His word we'll understand.

Lastly, the child wants to give Jesus something - maybe his favorite toy. But then he decides the best thing to give Jesus is his heart. Oh what a wonderful lesson and it is told so that the small child will understand and is presented in a beautifully designed and illustrated little board book for the young child to keep close to himself.  I think you know already, but I'll say it anyway, I recommend this book for you and the young child in your life.

GIVEAWAY:  Candy Cane Press, an imprint of Ideals Publications is providing one of Chat With Vera's readers the opportunity to win a copy for that special child in their life. Begins January 7 & ENDS January 28 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to USA mainland addresses only

a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of If Jesus Came To Visit Me from Candy Cane Press an imprint of Ideals Publications A Guideposts Company in exchange for my honest review. The giveaway winner's copy is also provided by Ideals Publications and will be shipped directly to the winner by Ideals. No compensation was received for this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.

26 comments:

  1. I am assuming that we got all of the personal forgiveness stuff already out of the way, so I would ask him why he has not lead his people into discovering outer space as the new promised land.

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  2. I am not sure I would probably be too shocked!

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  3. I would ask him what does he want me to do.

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  4. I would have so many questions for him! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

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  5. So many - why he hasn't healed a boy I taught who is now 15 of seizures. jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

    And why he isn't healing a 4 month old of lung problems

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  6. I'd ask him to perform a miracle and heal my mom!

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  7. Seems like a lovely touching tale. Thanks for sharing it on Kid Lit Blog Hop Vera.
    -Reshama

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  8. Ah, that is such a sweet book. Thanks so much sharing your post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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  9. I would ask him what I am really here for.

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  10. I would tell Him, thank you for dying on the cross and for loving me even when I didn't deserve to be.

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  11. What he has planned for my son - I know he is destined to do something great!

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  12. I would ask Jesus when the 2nd coming is.

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  13. I would hug him and thank him for dying for us - :)

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  14. I would ask him how my husband and grand children are doing in Heaven.

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  15. I would ask him how my husband and grand sons are doing in Heaven.

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  16. Why did my Father stop loving all of us after he and Mom split up?

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  17. I would ask him what he would like me to do.

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  18. I would ask him if he is the really one who chooses what happens to each one of us

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  19. I'd ask him about my family members who are in Heaven.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. I would ask him what I could do to be a better servant.

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  21. I'd ask him to direct me to the path he wants me to follow.

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