Review: God Gave Us Angels by Lisa Tawn Bergren

January 6, 2015

Title: God Gave Us Angels
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Illustrated by: Laura J. Bryant
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pages: 40
ISBN: 978-1-60142-661-1
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014

"What do angels do all day, Papa?"

When Papa finds Little Cub looking for angels, it gives him a chance to tell his beloved child about those that may be in their midst, even when they can’t be seen.  Exploring their exhilarating Arctic world as they talk, Papa lovingly answers all of Little Cub’s questions about angels—and as usual, she has a lot. She wants to know what they do, how they look, how they guard God’s loved ones, and best of all, how they serve the Creator of the world. 

"God really created angels to serve him more than us, Little Cub.
They love him and would do anything for him."

This uplifting tale will encourage young hearts by exploring the glory and design of God’s messengers, while turning toward him with praise.   
This was such a wonderfully sweet and informative book! I have been curious about this illustrated series, God Gave Us, for kids for a little while. I have to say, this first adventure into this beautifully illustrated book makes me excited to read the rest of them.

Kids are always full of questions and sometimes it's hard to answer them. They can bounce around from subject to subject so quickly, you can loose track and get confused...that's from personal experience. I loved how Little Cub asked her Papa all of these questions and they were answered easily and smoothly, and on a level that is perfect for littles to understand.

This book takes what is known from the Bible about angels, they are servants of God who are ready to do anything He asks. They fight for us, they are messengers, they are warriors, and they can also watch over us. I loved how it was all presented.

The illustrations also enhance what Papa Bear is trying to say to Little Cub. The colors just pop! The drawings are beautiful and they flow from page to page. It is a story that can be a fantastic bedtime book!

Too Read
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Lisa T. Bergren is the author of nearly forty titles, including God Gave Us You, the bestselling beginning of the beloved God Gave Us… series. Her works span many genres, from adult fiction to devotionals. She makes her home in Colorado with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.

Laura J. Bryant has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. She studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Thank you to Blogging for Books, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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