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God Gave Us Heaven Hardcover – August 19, 2008
I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. Hardcover
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This is the kind of hope that sooths the parents of a deceased child or the small child left behind by the death of pets or relatives. It can even comfort the polar bear tribe, an endangered species facing extinction amid disappearing sea ice. Even in this danger, the polar bears show joy to their cubs, because all creation will sing His Name in Heaven, where ice is unnecessary.
A polar bear father teaches his she-cub about Heaven by using scriptural tenets. For instance, polar bears do not become angels when they die, because angels and polar bears have their own unique, much-needed purposes in God's plan. The circle of family can be unbroken in Heaven, if all have used God's bridge. There, sorrows are left behind and Heaven is full of joy and smiles. Thus, Jesus is a real gift from God, but we have to accept, believe, and use Him as the bridge to Heaven.
The polar bears go fishing, but don't catch any fish. The fish are wearing bibs, ready for the "all-day dinner" in Heaven that is sung and preached quite often. The bears delight in the thought of such a buffet and the undercurrent in the story it that while a lack of resources plagues the earth, such lack is nowhere in Heaven. The bears return home in the story, the little cub content that Heaven is real.
God Gave Us Heaven is a good resource for the Christian home for comforting young children about human and animal deaths.
Armchair Interviews says: Children from pre-school to mid-elementary ages will enjoy it.
Dad gives her upbeat answers. Little Cub asks "Can we take our stuff to heaven?" and Dad answers "No, we won't need our stuff there, Little Cub. Our best stuff doesn't weigh anything at all - stuff like love, family, friends and faith."
While they talk the bears have all kinds of bear adventures, swimming and hiking with backpacks and fishing with fishing poles.
A kind and gentle way to explain what heaven is like for children from ages one to eight.
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"When do we get to see heaven?"
"Will we eat in heaven?"
"Will we be angels?"
Some of the questions do not have clear biblical answers; not much is known about heaven when we examine the scriptures. Papa bear is never evasive, but speaks in terms that small children can understand. He tells Little Cub of heaven's goodness, how it is filled with love and everything that we long for, most especially God.
And the most important question:
"How do we get there, Papa? To heaven, I mean."
This launches Papa bear into a simple explanation of Jesus as the bridge to heaven, a mild children's gospel that simply points to Jesus as the Way. However, the theology offered is somewhat soft, with Papa bear positing that all of their loved ones will be in heaven - a statement made before he shares about Jesus. Parents may want to clarify that this is the case only if all of these loved ones are believers.
Bryant's illustrations are delightful, they are among my favourites in children's literature. The bear family is adorable in their wintry home, the snow reflecting all the shades of the sky and sun. The soft, powdery pastel shades are enticing, rendering the bears huggable and the landscapes somewhat ethereal.Read more ›
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This book was very helpful to my in coping with the loss of his father. Thanks for writing such a sweet book about such a difficult subject.Published 5 days ago by WHATCHA READIN'? - Audra Hart
Loved this book for my eight year old on. Lost his Daddy.Published 8 days ago by Scott T Shallcross
I was looking for a book to help my 3 year old understand the passing of her great grandmother. This book was too long and had way too much language and figurative thinking for... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Maine-ah
It was ok but not great. Frustrated because i wanted to love it. Not sure if the book i am looking for is out there. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Katie
It's a wonderful way to present the topic of heaven and dying to children. Sadly the Kindle version offers a very poor rendering of the original. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bill B