Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.
My youngest daughter is at that age where everything is scary, she likes nothing new and she is always “sick,” which usually means she is unhappy about something. My oldest is at that age where she is growing into an independent and aware young lady, hesitant to share her worries at times. When Tommy Mommy offered God is Always Good, I was hoping it would help both of my girls.
God is Always Good is a cute picture book. It has a padded cover, but the pages are regular paper not board book-esque. It’s part story and part Q & A about God. A young bunny is asking his mother questions about God and she answers them. They are not written in poetic form but seem to be lyrical and even rhyme in many places.
Each question has a bible verse to back up the answer. Over the course of the book, they address bad things happening, people dying, being scared and even what God can and cannot do. The illustrations show the bunny & his mother going through their day as if taking a walk & having a heart to heart talk with them.
I will be the first to say that God is Always Good isn’t the first book that my kids choose for me to read to them. It’s just not a story kind of book and frankly, I wasn’t expecting it to be. I read it 1-2 times a week for a few weeks to address some concerns they may or may not have had. My oldest is very contemplative and so I’m not sure if anything clicked for her or not. My younger daughter seems to be less fearful so I think it helped her a bit. It’s also a good enough story that they don’t tell me to stop & read something else :).
If you are looking to address fears and hurts and sad things in a God-centered way, this would be a good choice. Intended for ages 4-8, I would consider it pretty spot on.
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