Wednesday, September 19, 2018

I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones {Review}

Written by Bart Millard and Laura Nuetzling, I Can Only Imagine follows a child's imaginings of what God must be like.  What types of games does Jesus like to play?  Does he like the same types of ice cream that I do?  Would he like to race with me?  The book goes through the fanciful questions that little children ask, addressing the everyday concerns and wonderings of a preschooler.

While I found the book to be sweet and light hearted, I struggled with how shallow it felt.  On the one hand, it's important to teach our children that they can enjoy their everyday day delights with God now.  That He's not a distant God, but one who is always with them.  On the other hand, a friendship with God is so much more than ice cream and wagon rides.  It's learning, growing worshipping.  Where are those ideas?    So while I thought this book was sweet, it was definitely lacking.  I would recommend searching for a book that is less self-focused and has more substance.   

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.

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