If Only Biblical Truth For Children by L.A. James

A Winning Combination

If Only Biblical Truth For Children by L.A. James is the most beautiful book for children that would make a perfect gift this Christmas.

If Only is simply and beautifully written. With repetition, short stanzas and a simple but profound message, If Only is sure to appeal to everyone from ages two to adult.

The book focuses on the message of being happy with the skin we are in. It is no good listening to the ‘if only’ voice. If only we were fatter/thinner/taller/shorter… no! Be happy with the person that God created you to be. The ‘if only’ voice sows the seed of dissatisfaction. The ‘if only’ voice will always bring us down. We need to listen to the life affirming voice of God and be happy with just who we are.

The book is beautifully illustrated with a variety of cats who offer advice to Skittles, a black and white cat. I loved all the pictures but my favourite is Skittles thinking and all the faces of the cats in bubbles. We see the cat Skittles would be if he listened to all the advice given…and it is very strange!

The words and pictures are designed as starting points for discussion on being happy with who we are in God.

I read this book to my granddaughters ages seven and ten. They both adored it. They loved the pictures and the words, and understood the message. This book is spot on.

I adore my cats. I love God. If Only is the perfect combination of both. It is a book that should grace every bookshelf. A book to dip in and out of. If Only is sure to be a favourite bedtime read in households everywhere, night after night after night.

With Christmas coming up, grab yourself a copy, wrap it up and put it under the tree for your loved ones.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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