Is Your Heart Thankful? How about the hearts of your children and grandchildren? Have you or are you teaching them thankfulness and gratitude to God?
This is just a simple book review on the book God Gave Us Thankful Hearts. The book is written by Lisa Tawn Bergren with art by David Hohn. It is a cute book with nice illustrations that children would love and relate to. Although, all in all I like the book, my title would not have said that God gave us thankful hearts. For in all honesty, our hearts are not naturally thankful. We are sinners in need of God changing our hearts into thankful hearts. But I do think that the author was trying to get this point across.
Be Thankful in Every Season of Life
One line that was very special to me and that you could instill into the hearts of your children is that there is a reason to be thankful in every season. We go through so many “seasons of life, some good and some not so good, yet in everything we can find a reason to have gratitude in our hearts towards the Lord.
Too often we are grumblers and complainers when something isn’t exactly the way we want it. The little pup in this story learns that there is always something to be thankful for and the way we do that is to think about things that make us happy rather than dwelling on the things we don’t like. In other words, count your blessings. Even as an adult this book was convicting to me.
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And what a great way to incorporate Scripture verses into the lives of your children or grandchildren while we work on teaching them diligently the Word of God
Psalms 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
This is definitely a book that I would recommend for your child’s library. I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. You can get a copy here:
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