Item description for God Gave Us Heaven (God Gave Us) by Lisa Tawn Bergren...
Overview Little Cub's father explains to her that God created heaven, the most wonderful place, because He loves us and never wants to be far from us.
Publishers Description As the sun rises on her snow-covered world, Little Cub wonders aloud... "What is heaven like?" With tender words, her Papa describes a wonderful place, free of sadness and tears, where God warmly welcomes his loved ones after their life on earth is over. Little Cub and Papa spend the day wandering their beautiful, invigorating arctic world while she asks all about God's home: "How do we get to heaven? Will we eat there?""Will I get to see you in heaven? "Papa patiently answers each question, assuring her that... "Heaven will be full of everything good." This gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child's most difficult questions about what happens after this life, inviting "little cubs" to find comfort in knowing that "God Gave Us Heaven." Also available: God Gave Us You God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas
Citations And Professional Reviews God Gave Us Heaven (God Gave Us) by Lisa Tawn Bergren has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2009 page 114
Christian Retailing - 07/07/2008 page 67
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 8.72" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Aug 19, 2008
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series God Gave Us
ISBN 1400074460 ISBN13 9781400074464
Availability 187 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 07:57.
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More About Lisa Tawn Bergren
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling author of ten novels, three novellas, and two gift books, with nearly 700,000 books in print. This is her second children s book, following the best-selling release God Gave Us You. Lisa makes her very-messy-but-cozy home in Colorado with her husband, Tim, and their daughters, Olivia and Emma. ILLUSTRATORBIO: Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art, where she received a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and print-making, with supplemental education in children s writing and book making. Illustrating children s books has provided her with both a rewarding and creative career. Laura s clients have included Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, Steck-Vaughn, and Penguin Putnam books for Young Readers, among others. She currently lives with her husband nestled in the Shenandoah Mountains of Mathias, West Virginia."
Lisa Tawn Bergren currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado.
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Reviews - What do customers think about God Gave Us Heaven?
Questions about heaven from a child's perspective... Oct 28, 2009
I used this book along with two others to help my 6 year old daughter understand her Gramp's death. While it reinforced all we have taught her, it helped having a book that delivered a gentle message about what heaven is like. Like the author's other books, the illustrations are wonderful and the message simple. Highly recommended!
Love it! May 9, 2009
I have all the books but one is this series and I love them all. They tell great messages in a way kids can understand.
Introduction to Heaven & Life after Earth Feb 8, 2009
This is a very sweet way to introduce kids to the concepts of life after death, and will simply answer some questions about what heaven is like. It's perfect for little ones (especially those who may have lost someone recently). Very touching and sweet!
Gorgeous artwork, heartwarming story Sep 27, 2008
"Papa, what's heav'n?" Little Cub queries her father as her family rises in the morning, the opening of the story. Readers follow the polar bear family through their daily tasks and are privy to the explanations Papa bear provides and the conversation that develops as more questions occur to Little Cub. While answering Little Cub's questions Papa bear answers many of the queries similar to those your own little cubs may ask.
"When do we get to see heaven?"
"Will we eat in heaven?"
"Will we be angels?"
Some of the questions do not have clear biblical answers; not much is known about heaven when we examine the scriptures. Papa bear is never evasive, but speaks in terms that small children can understand. He tells Little Cub of heaven's goodness, how it is filled with love and everything that we long for, most especially God.
And the most important question:
"How do we get there, Papa? To heaven, I mean."
This launches Papa bear into a simple explanation of Jesus as the bridge to heaven, a mild children's gospel that simply points to Jesus as the Way. However, the theology offered is somewhat soft, with Papa bear positing that all of their loved ones will be in heaven - a statement made before he shares about Jesus. Parents may want to clarify that this is the case only if all of these loved ones are believers.
Bryant's illustrations are delightful, they are among my favourites in children's literature. The bear family is adorable in their wintry home, the snow reflecting all the shades of the sky and sun. The soft, powdery pastel shades are enticing, rendering the bears huggable and the landscapes somewhat ethereal. Never before has the Arctic been depicted so appealingly
Dedicated to a little girl who went home to the Lord at the age of six, God Gave Us Heaven provides a gentle way to speak to children about death. Whether preparing for the passing of a loved one, after the death of a child or simply to meet a child's curiosity; this book clearly expresses God's love and the riches of heaven, revealing that believers can look forward to a loving home as their final destination.
A Gift Sep 15, 2008
I have ordered three other books by the same author for my daughter's family. They love these books.