Thursday, October 20, 2011
I thought, how can an author fill up a couple hundred pages off the one point to just stop cramming your schedule so full so you can actually be a healthy family?!Well, this book is about so much more than just that, and it is a great read, lots of topics covered, lots of good practical advice, given with humor, and understanding so you feel encouraged and ready to give it another crack. When my two and a half year old saw the cover of a mini van in a gerbil wheel she said,” They were in an accident”, it is a fitting summary of what WILL happen to families that just don’t bring margins in, and stop dashing here there and everywhere so there is space to actually do the things that build into and don’t take away from family.
As I said before, there are lots of topics covered,I won’t even begin to list them, suffice to say there will be something there for any family. It will be of maximum benefit for those with younger family, but those with teens would still get at least a third of the book’s wisdom and value.
I found the start lagged a bit at the start, but after that it was very good read right through to the resource pages at the end of the book. It doesn’t have tons of biblical references, but is full of wisdom, and would be good resource for ANY family, regardless of their religious beliefs.
This book given to me from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which was given.
This small but wonderful little book is a blessing. Max Lucado has created some endearing characters with the Hermie “franchise” and with nice artwork accompanying it, it is wrapped up in a nice solid truth from the Bible. It is set to rhyme, and is a board book, that is in a nice little package. My two and a half year old enjoys the story and the art, the length is good, she usually has me read it a couple times a sitting. Ideally I would say age 4-7 will get the best target audience for this book.
I enjoy the way Max sculpts a story. whether long or short and to apply that gift to kids stories is such a gift for parents and their kids. I have read a couple of these books for his and an anxious to get the rest he has and will do.
This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review,which was given.