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God's Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs Hardcover – July 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (July 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736908242
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736908245
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jim George and his wife, Elizabeth George, are Christian authors and speakers. Jim, author of A Husband After God's Own Heart (a Gold Medallion finalist) and The Bare Bones BibleHandbook, has MDiv and ThM degrees from Talbot Theological Seminary. He has served in various pastoral roles for 25 years and on The Master's Seminary staff for ten years. Jim and Elizabeth have two married daughters and are grandparents.

Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 7 million copies, is the author of A Woman After God's Own Heart (more than 1 million copies sold) and Breaking the Worry Habit Forever! She's also a popular speaker at Christian women's events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.

Award-winning California artist Judy Luenebrink has thrilled hundreds of thousands of readers with her illustrations and delightful art, including her work in Elizabeth George's bestselling children's book God's Wisdom for Little Girls. Her watercolors capture the hearts of children and parents alike. Judy and her husband, Don, have one son.

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The illustrations are beautiful.
D. Sempek
What a great way to make learning about God's wisdom fun and entertaining.
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This book is ALWAYS apart of any baby (shower) gift I give.
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137 of 137 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is a real find. The illustrations are so boyish yet sweet. The print, at 4 lines and rhyming, will keep their attention. With 3 boys, we can relate to it and will enjoy it for years to come. Geared to younger boys, probably younger than 8. Scripture used is very easy to understand. Covers qualities such as obedience, cheerfulness, being kind, brave and diligent, thankful and responsible, among others.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By E. A. FISHER on January 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This was given as a gift to son on his first birthday. He's almost two now and has invariably brought this book to me when to read. He has many books (secular and spiritual) but this one is THE book for him.
The authors pick out a character trait that they see is very godly and good, and then they make a rhyme out of it. They then find a verse to support this (or maybe they did this the other way 'round?). Each page has a different trait.

The illustrations are wonderful - capturing many things you see boys doing and quite possibly encourges little boys to be like-minded. The pictures have a lot of detail, unlike many modern children's books where the artists often settle for simplified drawings with little or no interesting ambience. I really appreciate that they keep a more traditional method of book-writing for children.
The rhymes are very cute and the idea of encouraging character in children, right from the beginning, may have far-reaching effects! I hope this is so.
Also, my son likes to help and he beams ear to ear when I say, "Thank you, Isaac, you're beeing Helpful - God's little boy is helpful! (Just like one scene in the book)"

I would change two things - for my preferences, however, and those are:

1. I would have quoted from the KJV - the version that the authors use is very watered down and when I compared it with KJV, NIV, or even NASB, the meaning almost changes completely. The ideas are cute, but sometimes is is almost unbiblical.

2. I would have liked to see various little boys of different ethnicicites being "God's little boy". I can imagine some darker-skinned and dark-haired children possibly not being able to identify with this boy. Then again, I was not a little boy, etiher.
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By D. Sempek on March 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is such a nice little book. It is a good book to read when studying character traits with little boys and discussing what kind of boy God wants them to be. The illustrations are beautiful. My children really like this book!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Sandra M. Smith on August 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is most wonderful. My little son and I enjoy both the exquisite illustrations and the words which inspire us to reach to new heights. Elizabeth George is one of my favorite authors. I read her devotional series, as well as her other books, over and over. Nonetheless, I was rather surprised to find that her children's books live up to her other work. My son and I enjoy looking for the gentle puppy and frog in each picture. We aspire to live according to the truths of Proverbs as found in this gem.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Lawrence on January 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Although these are "character-building truths" taken from Proverbs, this book is great guidance for any little boy anywhere, no matter what religion or lack of. The book is so beautifully done with lovely illustrations, it will appeal to all children and their parents. It isn't preachy at all, but tells each virtue in just four short lines with a proverb to match. My 6-year old grandson was immediately attracted to the book, and read portions of it to me. Another nice thing is that 14 new words to a child are given with their meanings at the back of the book for easy understanding. I highly recommend this book as a gift for your child, grandchild, or your friends with young sons.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John's Mom on January 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My son and I LOVE to read this book together. We have read it since he was two (he is now 4 and I think we will read it for a LONG time). What a great way to encourage godly character traits in your child. The scripture that goes along each page is great too. I actually made an encouragement chart that is based on the characteristics listed in the book. When he displays responsibility, courage, generosity...he gets a star. When he gets to 5 stars he gets a special time with mom or he can do a craft. He loves it and it helps me to remember to encourage him.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. McArthur on July 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is quite fun with all of it's vivid pictures. It makes it's points, which are great ones!, but it doesn't overwhelm the listener/reader! Which I find is very important when reading to boys of different ages. It also starts a lot of great conversations! :D
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Melissa A. Sexton on January 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Every little boy should have this book. It's awesome. It's a great visual for them to learn to be their best and helps them to really see and understand what the scriptures mean. Don't know what we'd do without this book.
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