Thursday, January 11, 2024

The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross by Carl Laferton & Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri "More in Tales That Tell the Truth Series" [board book review & giveaway]

Easter - Resurrection Day - is celebrated March 31, 2024. Prepare now to focus on our Savior's sacrifice and hope it brings.

Children need more than bunnies and chicks - they need the garden and the Christ of the cross.

ISBN: 9781784985813
Buy It Here $9.99

My thoughts:
Teaching young children the truth of Christ's sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection is difficult. There is a fine line to balance between the beauty of His death and resurrection to pay the penalty for our sins and the horror of the very act of his death on the cross. So just how much to share with our wee little ones? How to share that information? How to instill a reverence and love for their Savior. How to NOT scare them or open a dark hole of fear and horror.

The  scope of God's plan for man is encompassed in this little board book. Concisely told in a few sentences accompanied by captivating illustrations the text enables a child to learn of God's presence with man in the garden, how the temple curtain later on depicted the avenging angels guarding the garden after man's sin, and Christ's sacrifice on the cross for man's sin. Not gory. Not dark (though it most certainly is dark). A story of wonder, of loss, of love, and of redemption.

While a beautifully presented story-scape of man's fall and redemption, it still is a bit much for a toddler to comprehend. But with gentle guidance, the book can be used for the little ones and later more comprehensive as they mature in understanding. Tell the story. Don't gloss over it. But do it gently with love and care.

I recommend this book.

Be sure to watch this wonderful video...... 

About the book: The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross by Carl Laferton and illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, takes children on a journey from the garden of Eden to God's prefect new creation. Through an engaging Bible overview, children will discover that 'because of our sin, we can't go in' but because of Jesus' victory on the cross, an even better garden awaits us. Board book edition. SECRET WORD: Jesus

Published by The Good Book Company, 1805 Sardis Road North, Suite 102,  Charlotte, NC 28270.

Begins January 12
Ends February 13 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Open to USA addresses only.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, The Good Book Company, to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's copy is provided and mailed directly to them by publisher. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.

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