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Great Light Publications Nathan's Story

Many years ago, a prophet in ancient Israel by the name of Nathan told a touching story to King David in order to help him to see just how far he had strayed from his duty to love his neighbor. The book entitled Nathan's Story, is based upon the timeless message that was given by the prophet, and is designed to provide young children with a clear understanding of what it means to love ones' neighbor.

This hardbound, beautifully illustrated book will not only entertain youngsters, but will teach them about the importance of respecting the property of others. It will also warn children of the dangers that are associated with greed, coveting, and selfishness.

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Perfect for Little Ones!

Date:June 29, 2012
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This book, Nathan's Story, is a sweet and simple to understand retelling of the story which the prophet Nathan came and told King David illustrating the error of the king's way. The story of the rich man and his abundance of wealth- his fields of sheep, his grand house, and many servants- in contrast to the story of the poor man- a widower with his two little sons barely getting enough to eat- but whose delight was the little lamb that he and his sons cherished as a pet.
The opposite lives of the two men collide when the rich man is visited by a traveling friend and he wants to feed him a good meal- the problem is, he doesn't want the expense...
The tale woven is one of greed and envy- but ultimately resulting in brokenness and redemption.
The book is divided up into six short chapters, each with their own teaching guide- a type of devotional with scripture passages to think about concerning what was read.
-Worldview: Christian.
-Character Qualities: Contentment, Brokenness
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I was thrilled reading this book as I saw the sweet illustrations, the simple language, and the ratio of words to page- it was sheer brilliance! As you all know, I have 8 younger siblings and have quite a frustration when the 3-year-old gets bored looking at the same illustration for 5 minutes as I'm trying to get through the second or third paragraph on the page! What a pleasant surprise to see that Mr. McHugh did a fabulous job capturing the perfect balance for those sweet little attention spans.
The devotionals in the back of the book are good and biblical- helping to reach into the Word and reveal what God says about the problems that arise for the characters in each chapter. My only apprehension with them is that they may be a bit tiresome for younger children- but definitely a blessed resource for children (and adults!) that can understand.
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