Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love
So this time I thought I would get a children's book, thinking maybe I would post the review quicker. However, one has to have the time to sit down at the computer long enough to write the review in order to get it done! So here goes...Abby Grace is sleeping...She is beautiful, by the way.
This is the first children's book authored by Brennan Manning, the author of many other great books, including Abba's Child, The Wisdom of Tenderness, and my favorite, The Ragamuffin Gospel. And in this book, as in his other books, his emphasis and strength is in sharing how big, how great, and how deep the Father's love is for His children. There are many illustrations he uses to help a child understand how the Father shows His love through His creation, good friends, and "the gift of someone who really loves you", because "every good thing comes from smack-dab in the middle of Abba's heart". Even though we may struggle with understanding that He could love "even me", as one of the little girls in the story, the main character, Willie Juan, shares, "we are all smack-dab in the middle of Abba's love...a love big enough to hold us all."
And now, Makenzie and Caleb are home from school and STARVING for a snack, so I'm off again!