What About Heaven, Book Review

What about Heaven?
By: Kathleen Bostrom, Elena Kucharik

This precious little book for children called, What About Heaven?, is part of the Little Blessings series, focused on answering fundamental questions about faith for kids.  The illustrations are colorful and fun, drawn by the illustrator of the original Care Bears series.

Written in simple lyrical poetry, there’s nothing pushy and overtly theological about the text.  Kids won’t feel they’re being “taught” or instructed.  Yet, the book begins with questions many children ask about heaven: Will there be animals there?  What will I look like there?  Will it be dark there?  Will I live in a house with my family there?  Who else will be there?  What will I do there?  As a mom to three daughters, I’ve been through some of these questions in triplicate!

Then the book begins to give answers, still in its simple, childlike, poetic way.  At the top of these pages, Scripture references are printed that refer you to the Bible for more information.  I loved how the book itself stayed playful and fun for kids, but the authors provided parents and teachers with tools to study more, learn more, and ultimately know where in the Bible God tells us this information.

So many times, kids can befuddle us parents with their questions!  I often have joked about needing a master’s in theology just to answer my preschooler when she gets curious.  That’s why tools such as this book are such a treasure.  They help us engage the hearts and minds of our kids with truths from the Bible itself and do so in a way that kids can enjoy.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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