A treasury of three books in one, God Gave Us So Much is
truly a priceless addition to your bookshelf, whether at home,
in the church library, in Sunday school, or in the classroom. God
Gave Us the World, God Gave Us Love, and God Gave Us Heaven work
together in this treasury to teach young readers about God's creation,
character, and home.
These books follow Little Cub's youthful adventures in the polar
realm, full of curiosity and questions, as she seeks wisdom and
insight from Mama, Papa, and Grampa about the world, love, and
heaven. Biblical truths are presented throughout the book, described
in easily understandable terms for children. Timeless questions
are presented for discussion, such as, "Could we ever do something
to make God not love us?" and "Will I get to see you in heaven?" These
questions are just examples of the many springboards throughout
the book for further conversation with your child about God's love
for us, our love for each other, death, life in heaven, and caring
for God's creation here on earth.
In God Gave Us The World, Little Cub gains insight about
the diversity of her race, learning about different kinds of bears
from around the world. She learns from her mama that God created
each bear the way He did simply because He is the Creator. She
learns to be thankful for the other bears around the world, to
care for the world, and also to be thankful that God created her
just the way she is.
Little Cub's Grampa teaches her about the paradoxical complexities
and simplicities of love in God Gave Us Love. Your child
will identify with many of Little Cub's questions about loving
siblings, the love between her parents, and God's love for her.
Everyone will come into contact with death eventually, and sometimes
it is very difficult to discuss death and heaven with small children. God
Gave Us Heaven is a great conversation starter on the subject
for your child. As Little Cub's papa tells her about how we get
to heaven, what life will be like in heaven, and who we will see
in heaven, your child will get to think about how they will get
there and who they will see there. Little Cub even asks the question, "Will
I be old like Grandma when I go to heaven?" and her papa explains
that he hopes so, but some of us get to see it sooner than others.
Each of the three books in this treasury ends with Little Cub
thinking about what she has learned and turning her heart toward
God. It is a lovely example for your child to see Little Cub apply
the wisdom of her parents and grandfather to her own heart and
relationship with God.
Throughout God Gave Us So Much, the illustrations are
absolutely delightful. Little Cub's world, family, friends, and
imagination are depicted in a colorful and detailed manner, making
each page both inviting and enchanting.
The book itself is beautifully published and bound. From the hardcover
with its soft texture to the smooth pages, it feels good in your
hands. The blue satin bookmark that is sewn into the binding is
a great addition, especially since there are three books combined
into this one treasury. For $20.00, this book is a good investment
and well priced. Although it is a good book for any age, the reading
level is geared toward elementary readers. From grandparents to
small toddlers, everyone will enjoy the flow of the stories, the
charming illustrations, and the poignant lessons Little Cub shares.