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God Gave Us Heaven Hardcover – August 19, 2008
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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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Adorable for my little neice who just lost her daddy. Very quick delivery thank youPublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
My son's grandma just passed away and this is a good book to explain death and heaven to a 4 year old.Published 15 days ago by Mom2liam
This was a good book for us to read to our 4 year old son after his grandfather passed away. I think it helped him understand what was happening during that time.Published 2 months ago by Thomas Culver
My granddaughter and I love the "God gave us...." books. Read them all every time she spends the night.Published 2 months ago by Richard Glick
I got this, along with the companion book God Gave Us Angels, as a way to answer any questions about relatives who have passed away. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sydney