Children are often confused by the subject of heaven--and who can blame them, so are adults! Little Cub is no different, and so she asks her Papa one day what heaven is like. The two set off for a day together, and spend a lot of time talking about what heaven is like, and what it is not. Little Cub asks things like, "How do we get there?" "Do we get to be angels?" "Will we sleep in heaven?" With tender words, Papa answers her questions and gives her biblical insight as to what he knows about our "forever home." The book features thirty-two full color illustrations, taking the familiar, endearing characters from the bestselling books God Gave Us You and God Gave Us Christmas, and enlisting them in a journey of exploration in nature, while having this important conversation. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
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This is a wonderful series of books that I enjoy with my children to show them what God is like. In God gave us Heaven, it gives us a glimpse of why we need Christ, and look forward to someday being with Him.
I purchased this book for our 2 year old son and he loves it. We then purchased another copy a to give to our little nephews. We were so impressed with how the story was told that we also purchased God Gave us Christmas.
Excellent book. My 3 1/2 year-old loves it! Simple, well-chosen words and lovely illustrations do a wonderful job of explaining tough concepts to small children (such as Jesus being a "bridge" to God and Heaven).
Little cub ask Papa what's in Heaven, what will he see,who will be there. My grand son Matthew loves this book along with God Gave Us You and God Gave Us Christmas. These books teaches about God,and heaven so childern can understand yet are different than the usual bible stories. I'm glad I bought them.
When do we get to see heaven?Will we eat in heaven?Will we be angels?Little Cub asks her Papa. 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 heavens 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 childrens 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.Bryants illustrations are delightful, they are among my favorites in childrens 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 hugable and the landscapes somewhat ethereal. Never before has the Arctic been depicted so appealinglyDedicated to a little girl who went home to the Lord at the age of six, God Gave Us Heaven provides a gentle way to speak to children about death. Whether preparing for the passing of a loved one, after the death of a child or simply to meet a childs curiosity; this book clearly expresses Gods love and the riches of heaven, revealing that believers can look forward to a loving home as their final destination.
Lisa, you accomplished exactly what you set out to do! You have created an amazing story that describes a place where "we can live with him forever...and know at last what life is supposed to be like--peaceful, joyful, worshipful" and you did it in an incredibly simplistic way that every child (and adult) will get! "Heaven will be full of everything good!" I couldn't agree more... Thank you!
This is a wonderful book written for children between the ages of 4-8 about the topic of heaven. Kids have so many questions about what happens after we die and this book does a great job answering those difficult questions in a comforting way.The author along with illustrator Laura J. Bryant use a polar bear family as a conduit to impart these important truths. The text is lively and the illustrations are adorable. This is one for the home library... it's a keeper.