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My children are at Vacation Bible School this week. For them, it is a chance to learn new songs, create crafts, play games and make new friends in a positive Christian environment. The activities keep them busy in the mornings and it is an opportunity for me to get to the grocery store unencumbered by my three ‘helpers.’

There are many ways parents and families share religious teachings with their children. Whether it is bible school, church services or family prayers each family has important beliefs to pass on. Here are several books that are beautiful to read together with young children. The questions they will ask and the conversation starters in these books will ensure these books become favorites:

Mama-Front-Cover-478x600Mama, I Want to See God by Vanessa Fortenberry

Do I look like God? Where can I see Him? Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother these questions and more in this rhyming verse book. In answer, Mother’s tender and patient responses model God’s love.

At the story’s end, Mother has answered all of the questions, letting the child have a true connection with God. The purity of children and the spirituality of all cultures radiate in this touching story.


 

The Four Princesses CoverThe Four Princesses by Jackie Gaskins

The Four Princesses is an exciting story about Grace, Faith, Joy, and Hope.

These princesses, daughters of the Great King, discover they each were created with a gift to be used for His purpose. Read along as the King’s plan unfolds to free His people from the evil Prince Fear, who has held the village captive for too long. The princesses will use their gifts to change the lives of every person they come in contact with. Will the changes in the hearts of the Milkman, Baker, and Butcher be enough to reveal the truth to the townspeople and free the whole community? Will the villagers realize the King has a plan and purpose for each of them, also?

The Four Princesses will reveal that our King has placed gifts within each of us to be used for His purposes. When we use our gifts daily, we can change the hearts of many.


 

Uppity-Swan-Cover2.2-470x600The Uppity Swans by Kathleen Bettilyon

One day, while dozing on his lily pad, Frampton Frog heard two beautiful swans, Jessie and Tessie, saying mean things to two good-natured but oddly named turtles, Fluff and Fuzz. Upset at this, Frampton decided to do something about it. After asking for strength and guidance from God, he confronted Jessie and Tessie, warning them that God does not like when we belittle others.

Jessie and Tessie listen to Frampton, but do they heed his words? Will they listen to Frampton’s lesson that God loves each and every creature, and that it’s what’s inside a creature’s heart that is the most important thing?


 

All books by BQB and WriteLife Publishing are available on Amazon, B&N, or can be ordered from your favorite local bookstore.

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