Item description for Because I Love You Board Book by Max Lucado & Karen Hill...
Overview Shaddai, a wise and loving man, builds a wonderful village for his children, but when one of them chooses to go out into the dangerous wilderness, Shaddai does not abandon him.
Publishers Description Now even the youngest of children can enjoy this touching tale, complete with the original illustrations and same powerful truth. Ages 3 and up.
Citations And Professional Reviews Because I Love You Board Book by Max Lucado & Karen Hill has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Children's Advance - 05/01/2001 page 13
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.78" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.76" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date May 24, 2001
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
Grade Level Pre School
ISBN 158134273X ISBN13 9781581342734
Availability 17 units. Availability accurate as of Feb 23, 2017 11:00.
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More About Max Lucado & Karen Hill
Max Lucado (MA, Abilene Christian University) serves as the minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and is a best-selling author and speaker. His award-winning books have been translated into more than fifty-four languages and he has been named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times. Max lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Denalyn, and has three daughters and one granddaughter.
David Wenzel received a BFA from Hartford Art School and has been illustrating professionally for nearly thirty years. He is recognized for illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as numerous other children's materials.
Max Lucado currently resides in San Antonio, in the state of Texas.
Max Lucado has published or released items in the following series...
Christian Large Print Originals
Historias Biblicas Ilustradas
Inspiration for Everyday Life
Inspirational Bible Study; Life Lessons with Max Lucado
Reviews - What do customers think about Because I Love You Board Book?
Heartwarming Sep 2, 2008
I love reading this story to my kids. What love! A heartwarming story for all.
Glorious Love! May 29, 2008
I must warn you, whenever I read this book I cry. Somehow that never deters my children from asking me to read them this story, again, and again. And it isn't just the pregnancy hormones talking either. Even before I was expecting our third daughter this book brought tears, and sometimes downright unconsolable sobbing from me. Now, how can that be? Can a children's picture book really be that moving? That emotionally stirring? Yes, emphatically, Yes. This may be because as a new believer (Fall 2006) what Jesus has done for me is still so fresh in my mind. The redeeming changes that He has worked in me so recent. But I don't know if it will ever change, He continues to change me and work in me each day.
The simple, flowing text of this book clearly illustrate God's love for each of His children. How He has His ear turned toward us, and is so attuned to us, wanting to be beside us every day, in every step of our walk in faith with Him. The Shaddai mentioned in the below quote is the character in this allegorical tale who is meant to represent God, he is sometimes referred to as the Maker, the one who created a perfect city for his children to live in.
"When one of them called his name, he droped whatever he was doing and turned. His giant heart had a hudred strings - each held by a different child. And Shaddai loved each one the same." Excerpt from Because I Love You by Max Lucado
Oh! That I could love my own children the same way! That my love for them would be an echo and a reflection, however small, of the love their heavenly father has for them.
The illustrations are remarkable, life-like and realistic with no hint of comedy or cartoon. Executed masterfully by Mitchell Heinze, you really must take a peek at the book link above and look inside the book to see the beautiful work. The use of light gives a feeling of surrealism within a very realistic enviroment, and the landscapes are simply gorgeous. My 5 year old daughter tells me "They are so so bright, whoever painted the must have gone to painting school. Whew, that's a lot of work."
A beautiful parable told simply, in child friendly, yet lyrical language that presents the story of the Gospel from the perfection of creation, through the fall, and Christ's redemption of us. This book has created so many opportunities for me to discuss the gospel with my children, my tears always prompt conversation - "Why are you crying Mommy?", "Because God loves us so very much, even when we were turned against Him that He comes to rescue us, to save us when we call out for Him". Perhaps this is the gospel in a nutshell, and it is what this book presents in story form in a way that a child can understand. As you can tell from my review, I have likely received more benefit from this book as a new believer than my children have at this point, but it will stay on our bookshelf for years to come so that they too can glean it's deeper truths as they mature. Every new Christian or child in your life can benefit by reading Because I Love You. This is truly a masterpiece of a book, and is destined to become a classic.
Clearly by an author who has no connection to God Sep 26, 2007
What a lousy quality book. Commercial, "Readers Digest" illustrations of a poorly "told", unsatisfying, Bible type story that was more reminiscent of some cult leaders description of himself...and why is everyone white? I sent it back. Save yourself the trouble of sending it back and get a Thomas Locker book instead.
What a horrible story Feb 26, 2007
Build a wall around the village to trap the kids in? Because you love them?!? If you love them, take them out to the forest and let them explore, with you there to protect them. Don't wall them in. I pity the children raised by parents who believe this is a good lesson.
I love Max! Feb 1, 2007
This author has blessed me in so many ways. I have bought his children's books for my daughter. I hope she will be blessed by his work too.