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GIVEAWAY - I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE REVIEWED



  














This book expresses a parent’s desire to share Christ’s unconditional love with his child.  Matt wrote the song soon after his son, Bowen, was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a rare congenital defect.  Matt started expressing all his questions, emotions and feelings through song, which became an album, Every Falling Tear.  This book is based on the song, by the same name, from that album.  For more info on Bowen and his story you can visit our website.  


ABOUT BOOK: In the same manner as touching picture books like bestsellers Let Me Hold You Longer and Love You Forever, I Couldn't Love You More tells a sweet, loving, yet powerful message: I couldn’t love you more, but there is someone who does. Through the unique relationship of adorable animals, the book shares that Christ is always with you and he loves you more than you can imagine. This engaging picture book combines lovable and irresistible images with the lyrics from the song (co-written by Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt). Matt is lead vocalist for Sanctus Real, a Grammy-nominated Christian rock band. The song is on Hammitt’s latest album, Every Fallen Tear. When Matt and his wife, Sarah, were halfway through her pregnancy, they discovered their son would be born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital defect. Matt and Sarah’s son, Bowen, was born on 9/9/10 and received a huge following through the Hammitt’s blog (bowensheart.com), K-LOVE, and ABC News. A portion of the proceeds from the book goes to the foundation the Hammitts’ have started to help parents with children who have this heart condition.


Matt has a great video, which features Bowen and his two adorable sisters, about the book click play to listen to why he wrote the song and the book!

Here are some other ways that you could talk about the book with your kids:

*Have you told your child you loved them yet today?
*Talk about the ways you let your child know you love them, ask others to respond
*If you have your own miracle baby story, maybe you could share it
*What is the most fun thing you do as a family together?
*How do you teach the love of Christ do your children?

REVIEW:
I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE 
By Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt
Illustrated by: Polona Lovsin
Published by Tyndale
ISBN# 978-1-4143-6739-2


Love the cover of this book and the feeling you get just by looking at the picture of the mama bear and her club together. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is profound especially after hearing Matt Hammitt's testimony about how this song and book came about.

Matt and his wife heard the news that their son had something wrong with his heart and in several months he would be born fighting for his life. Him and his wife sought God for answers, asked friends to pray and let God prepare them for this little life.

This story is a great way to introduce the idea to your kids that God is always with us. In the morning, in the night we don't have to fear because he is with us. He is with out children when we can't be. The book says, "I couldn't love you more. No, I couldn't love you more But somebody does Jesus!"

I love the pictures and the fact that this book is a tool that can help get conversations started with your kids. It's an easy read for beginning readers and one you can easily read to toddlers. They love the pictures and will get the message as they grow. It's a reminder to parents as the book says, "You are mine for a moment But you are His Forever His!" Cherish the time you have with your little ones. That time is so short!

I highly recommend this book as a gift or one to add your special book collection!

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org 


***GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY*****

Name a favorite childhood book and/or picture book you've read to your kids or was read to you to be entered into the drawing! I have certificate for this book which is redeemable at any Christian bookstore.

The Drawing will be on the 19th!!

LEAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS so I can contact you. You have 48 Hours to claim the book!

HAPPY AFTER MOTHERS DAY!!

Nora :o)

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org 


THANKS TO EVERYONE STOPPING BY and telling me your favorite childrens' book. 

I used randomnumber.org and GAIL MUNDY'S number came up.


This is a special book and I was glad to tell you all about it!


Blessings


Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org 


10 comments:

  1. Melanie Schemanski
    melanieinoh2003@yahoo.com

    Under the Baobab Tree was a great picture book I recently read to the kids

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  2. Teresa Sheroke. Would love to win this. So sweet.

    tsheroke@sbcglobal.net

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  3. This sounds like a very touching, moving book.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. I love Goodnight Moon and my children loved me reading it to them. I think Abigail (my granddaughter) would love this book!

    Gail Mundy

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  5. I love children's picture books! A favorite that I read to my son was Blueberries for Sal. It is an older book about a bear mother looking for blueberries who momentarily loses her wandering cub and a human mom who momentarily loses her wandering child. The young ones manage to get back with their moms and blueberries make everyone happy.

    Our pastor's first grandchild was born recently with a heart defect so after enjoying the book if I win it, I would pass it along to their family.

    Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Under the Baobab Tree I haven't heard of that one Melanie. I'll have to check it out!

    Good Night Moon is fun Gail. Blueberries for Sal sounds like fun too Janice!!

    Thanks everyone for stopping by. This is a sweet and fun book. You feel really good while reading it and satisfied by the ending! It's on the kids and you will enjoy reading over and over again!

    It's beautifully illustrated!

    Nora St.Laurent
    The Book Club Network
    www.bookfun.org

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  7. I have read Little House on the Prairie, Nurse Matilda, Madeline, Dr. Seuss, Curious George, Where the Wild Things Are, Junie B. Jones, The Giving Tree, the Bible, gosh... I could go on and on and on. My kids and I LOVE to read!! :)

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. Am I too late to enter?

    I have a 29 month old and a 16 month old. We are always readying! I recently read 'Dumbo' to my daughter, and it had me in tears! I remember reading it when I was little and feeling so sad . . . I've heard about these books that you're featuring, but I suspect I may have a hard time reading it to my littles without crying. ;)

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  9. Oh, my email's: journeythroughwords(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  10. THANKS TO EVERYONE STOPPING BY and telling me your favorite childrens' book.

    I used randomnumber.org and GAIL MUNDY'S number came up. CONGRATS GAIL!

    This is a special book and I was glad to tell you all about it!

    Blessings

    Nora St.Laurent
    The Book Club Network
    www.bookfun.org

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