Monday, November 16, 2015
Parable Treasury by Liz Curtis Higgs; Illustrated by Nancy Munger
Aww, this is a beautiful book. I was expecting a thin hard cover book with fairly small writing and a couple pictures to go with each parable. Instead I got a 3/4 inch or so thick hardcover book with a padded front cover. Each page has just a couple lines of the story and a beautiful picture that matches very well with the story description. What I really like is at the bottom of at least half of the pages is a Bible verse that goes along with the story. It's a beautiful children's book that would span a wider range of ages than some because the stories are parables and so the older child could read and learn the deeper meaning along with being able to understand the Bible verses.
There are four parables: one on Easter and new life, one on sunflowers and spreading the Good News, one on pumpkins and not Halloween, but on being a light to those around us, and one on Christmas and the Christmas Tree farmer who sacrificed the most beautiful tree to a poor family that couldn't afford to pay for one. This story brought me close to tears. It was a tree that the farmer's wife would not sell because of its perfection, but when the poor little girl with no concept of cost asked for this tree, the farmer's wife couldn't resist and told her that the tree was not for sale but she would like to give it as a gift to the poor family. What a picture of God's love.
Like I said, the illustrations are very well done, brightly colored and would keep a young child's attention. It even kept Amber's for split seconds at a time.
I would definitely recommend this book for a nice Christmas gift this year.
This book was given to me by Book Look Bloggers for the purpose of reading and writing a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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