By: Mara Laird
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Publication Date: November 2016
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: February 2017
God always loves us - we should all know that. But youngsters who are just learning about God have many questions and don't always understand that no matter what; God will love them - always. Author Mara Laird helps little ones understand about God's unconditional love with her lovely new book, God Always Loves You.
It's not difficult for children to understand that God loves them when they're good. Saying your prayers? Yes, of course God loves you for that. Helping a friend? God will certainly love you for that! It's those times when things aren't going quite the way they should be, that maybe, just maybe, God isn't happy with what you're doing. Will he still love you?
Author Laird does a wonderful job of showing children that God will love them no matter what - whether you "stumble and fall" or "stand tall."
Told in very simply rhyme, with just two sentences per two-page spread, the text does a good job of getting the message across that God always loves YOU.
God loves you when you show you're glad,
God loves you even when you're mad.
While there are plenty of children's bibles, and books about famous stories from the bible (Noah's Ark for example) on the market, there really aren't a lot of books for young children that talk about God's unconditional love. God Always Loves You tackles this subject beautifully in a simple and uncomplicated manner. Add in the bright, colorful illustrations of a brother and sister, along with their family and friends, and you have a wonderful book for parents to read to children about God's love.
Quill says: The perfect bedtime story for little ones to remind them of God's unconditional love.
For more information on God Always Loves You, please visit the author's website at: www.maralaird.com