Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Book Review: It Will Be Okay
It's the first book review of 2015 and I am really happy to share this one with you because I think this book is so good and provides such a great message. The name of the book is "It Will Be Okay - Trusting God Through Fear and Change" and it was written by Lysa TerKeurst.
I don't guess I've really ever thought about it, but I suppose trying to calm a scared or fearful child can be difficult at times - since I'm not a parent, it's not something I've thought much about. This book tells a story about Little Fox and Little Seed and the Farmer and how they all played a role in overcoming fears.
Ms. TerKeurst has written a brief letter in the beginning of the book explaining that as a mom she wanted to help her children overcome their fears and as a result she wrote this book. She also shares a page of wonderful Bible verses about how God is here for us and how he knows the plans he has for us along with others that are helpful and would be great to use as memory verses.
As for the book, it tells the story of Little Seed and Little Fox who become friends and who are both scared of change and become happy with the way things are. One day, Little Seed is planted and becomes scared and Little Fox finds the place where the Farmer has planted Little Seed and he lays there to keep Little Seed company. As you probably guessed, Little Seed becomes a tree and The Tree and Little Fox have a long and happy friendship. The book emphasizes time and again that the Farmer was watching over them the whole time which is just what God does for us.
The book tells the story of a beautiful friendship but also provides a larger and more important lesson of how God id here for us and there's no need to be frightened. Some of the sections of the book rhyme which I found to be adorable and even giggled at from time to time. In addition to the great story, the book is also beautifully illustrated and provides lots of colors and pretty pictures for children to look at while you're reading.
If you are looking for a new book for a small child, especially one who may have some anxiety or who might be fearful of certain things, then this book would be great for them. It's available from many retailers, including Amazon.