As a mom and a teacher, I know the priceless value of reading aloud to kids. It helps them become better readers. It fosters a love for reading. It increases your snuggle time. And, depending on what you’re reading, stories can sneak important life lessons straight to a kid’s heart.
Max Lucado, best-selling grown up book writer, has a delightful new children’s book out just in time for the Christmas tree!
I’m Not a Scaredy Cat: A Prayer for When You Wish You Were Brave takes children on the misadventures of Scaredy Cat as he faces his deepest, darkest (and funniest) fears. As he faces each fear, Lucado comforts him with reassurance from God’s Word in Philippians 4:6-9:
God, you are good.
God, you are near.
God, you are here!
And, God, you love me.
What child (and what adult) doesn’t need to be reminded of that? Lucado uses a silly cat to impart a serious lesson to us all. With God on our side, we have no need to fear.
With colorful illustrations and laugh-out-loud antics, this book will surely be a favorite on any child’s bookshelf.
Frontgate Media provided me with a free review copy, but you can get your copy here or at any Christian book retailer.
Do you have any recommendations for children’s books with a powerful message? Leave a comment and let’s create a list!