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Monday, January 5, 2015

It Will Be Okay

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It Will Be Okay:  Trusting God Through Fear and Change
by Lysa TerKeurst
illustrated by Natalia Moore
published by Tommy Nelson


The Blurb


Whether we like it or not, growing up brings change. For many children, this conjures fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined. How can kids learn that even when they face new and unfamiliar situations, they don’t have to be afraid?  
Little Seed and Little Fox are facing changes and brand new circumstances—and they don’t like it one bit! Through this unlikely friendship, children will discover that no matter how new or fearful their circumstances, God is always with them. The whimsical art by Natalia Moore will put a smile on kids’ faces and put their minds at ease. Just as Little Seed and Little Fox learn to trust that the Farmer is good and kind, children will also learn to trust God. 
Written by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, It Will Be Okay will help kids discover that the end, it really will be okay because we have a God who is good and kind and always with us.

"I want to trust, even when I can't see.  But how in the world is this good for me?" - @lysaterkeurst : It Will Be Okay [tweet this].


My Two Cents

Ok, folks, so I confessed my obsession with Jen Hatmaker...but I failed to mention my fan girl status over the fabulous Lysa TerKeurst.  She writes for Proverbs 31, which is a blog I absolutely adore.  She gets right to the heart of the matter and can say things in a way that feel like the words were meant just for you.  It Will Be Okay is no exception. The words provide an example of how God loves and cares for each of us.  And I had never heard of Natalia Moore before, but let me just say that I am wild for these illustrations!  They are just amazing!  There is one layout with a sequence showing the seasons of the year that I would just stick right up on my wall!

The simplicity and attention to detail just feel right with the text.  I mean, seriously, look at this watering can:

It is just a small part of one of the spreads, but it catches my eye each time I've read it.

Aside from the craftsmanship, the story will prove helpful to kids going through times of change or heartache.  And I love that the book offers scriptures to memorize with your kiddo that apply to their sweet little lives.

Other Titles from Lysa:


    

Other Titles illustrated by Natalia:

  
There are also several other lovely books that are not available in the U.S. at this time.


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