Jesus Invites Me
By Callie Grant
Published by Graham Blanchard
ABOUT BOOK: Children engage with Jesus’ words for them in Matthew 11:28-30. From the Knowing My God series, this book offers three levels of exploration: a quoted Bible passage, beautiful real-world photographs, and supportive text to relate the passage’s meaning to a child’s life. A parent guide gives tips for involving a baby, toddler, and child. In the Graham Blanchard book collection, Jesus Invites Me is a Learn book, which makes personal Bible study accessible to young children who, alongside adults, build a foundation for faith and a lifelong friendship with Jesus. Find out more about our Learn, Absorb and Praise books for children at GrahamBlanchard.com
REVIEW: I have enjoyed every book in the “Knowing My God” series. I love how this author presents topics in a way children can understand. I appreciate this; because she talks about matter’s I’ve found hard to explain.
The topic of this book is found in Matthew 11:28-30 the scripture that starts out, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened…”
I like how this author breaks down the verse. She states, “Jesus says, “Come to me,…” This is on the right hand side of the page. On the left is a beautiful color picture of a little child walking in the woods. It’s fall and all the leaves are changing color and some have fallen to the ground. The author explains, “A child walking in the woods has many choices about which way to go. But the warm invitation of a smooth, beautiful path makes that way look best. That’s how Jesus welcomes you.”
I love that. What a great word picture to go along with the stunning photograph on the left. My grandson couldn’t wait to turn the page and see what was next.
On the second to the last page the author gives a scripture to encourage the grownups and then had a tip for them at the bottom of the page. She has ways to use this book in engaging babies, toddlers, and children. Then on the last page she has questions for you to answer. It’s titled “What do you think?”
This story is for small children, youth and the young at heart. Her message is simple and the visuals are powerful and help illustrate the meaning of scripture. I adore author Callie Grant books. She packs so much into these wonderful board books. You’ll be reading these books over and over again!
ABOUT AUTHOR: Callie Grant founded Graham Blanchard Inc. to create children's books for growing up in God and resources for parents. The company's LEARN, ABSORB & PRAISE collection of board books have been positively reviewed by more than 400 Christian parent bloggers and readers, who also give high marks to Graham Blanchard's online parent resources, including a Mom Mentor panel of popular authors and bloggers, and free tips for grownups to connect Jesus to children's everyday lives. In spring 2017, Graham Blanchard will launch its first adult title: Your Newborn Promise Project, a Christian pre-parenting primer for husband & wife. The company is the culmination of Grant's experience in the publishing industry paired with a strong calling to help families know God's love and nurture their faith through reading together. For more information about Grant and Graham Blanchard, visit grahamblanchard.com.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Book Club Network and Graham Blanchard Publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
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