God the Father and the Best Day Ever is a brand-new approach to introducing little ones to salvation and God the Father. Gracie Jagla offers a fresh perspective about Salvation to little ones with this book that focuses especially on God the Father’s love for us, his children.
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Most salvation books for younger children focus on the second person in the Blessed Trinity, Jesus Christ, and the details of his Passion, Death, and Resurrection. God the Father and the Best Day Ever looks at salvation from God the Father’s perspective. This book draws children to reflect on the Father’s love for his children, his sorrow at their exile from heaven, and his joy when the gates of heaven opened.
The simple, rhythmic text tells the salvation story in a way that young children will understand and enjoy:
You’ve heard Easter’s story,
You know how it goes:
Christ died for our sins
And on Easter, he rose.
But there’s more to the story
That you might not know.
What happened above when God
As far as the illustrations, I’ll admit I’ve more of a preference for classical and realistic art, so the more contemporary style pictures in this book aren’t my favorite. But kids who like cartoons will probably be engaged by these lively and engaging modern pictures.
Overall, I appreciated this picture book’s unique focus on God the Father. It’s worth checking out and considering if you have 3-7 year old children!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of “God the Father and the Best Day Ever” in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Check out my favorite Catholic books for preschoolers and kindergartners here!