Tuesday, December 23, 2014

God Gave Us Angels (Book Review)

Angels are fascinating to us humans. We may have different ideas of what angels looks like, and what their purpose is, but we can all agree that angels are beautiful, Heavenly beings created by God.

My husband teaches a class about angels and has done some extensive Biblical research on the topic. Based on what I have learned from his class, it is apparent that Lisa Tawn Bergren, the author of a new children's book "God Gave Us Angels," has done her research on this subject as well. She answers many of the questions that children (and even adults) have had about angels, including:
  • What do angels do all day?
  • What do they look like?
  • Do they have halos?
  • Do we have guardian angels?
  • Should we pray to angels?
  • Do angels sing?
  • Will we become angels when we die?
  • Why did God create angels?
  • Can we see angels?

Aimed at children ages 3-8, this book is a good foundation for teaching little ones about God's special messengers. The book is a great educational tool. The only thing I think it could use is some Scriptural references for parents to look up and read. For example, on one page of the book it says "we should be nice to everyone we meet, because some might be angels in disguise."  It would be good to have Hebrews 13:2 listed at the bottom of the page, or referenced in the back of the book, as the verse shares where this information can be found in God's Word.

Hebrews 13:2 - Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. (NIV)

Other than that, I love the book and would definitely recommend it.

NOTE:  I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review.

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