Item description for The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado...
Overview A tiny acorn fulfills its destiny by becoming the tree God made it to be, and then it watches the little girl who climbs its branches grow up as well.
It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree. Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowers like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong-but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow.
From Publishers Weekly Invoking the theme that we all need to discover our God-given abilities and
follow God's plan for us, Lucado's (The Crippled Lamb) gentle parable
parallels the lives of a tree and a girl. A tiny acorn shaken from its
mother's strong branches becomes a mighty oak-not by trying to be like other
trees and flowers, but by heeding the mother oak's sage advice: "Just be the
tree God made you to be." Likewise, a girl does some soul-searching of her
own-often under the protective shade of the mighty oak-as she grows up and
prepares to make her way in the world. Suffused with echoes of The Giving
Tree, Lucado's story will likely reverberate with a wide audience. Angelini's
hazy, bucolic oils capture flora and fauna at their sunlit best, and will
likely have readers longing for a stroll among trees and flowers. Ages 5-10.
(Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Awards and Recognitions The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2007 Finalist - Children's Fiction category
Citations And Professional Reviews The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
CBA Retailers - 08/01/2006 page 45
Publishers Weekly - 10/30/2006 page 66
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2007 page 35
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.36" Width: 8.66" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1400306019 ISBN13 9781400306015 UPC 9781400306015
Availability 13 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 23, 2017 06:25.
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More About Max Lucado
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 Oak Inside The Acorn?
A great book Jan 9, 2007
This is a really great book. Max Lucado has done it again. Anyone, any age, facing decisions can appreciate this story. The little acorn fears leaving its comfortable home. But in leaving finds out that even though it does not offer fruit or flowers it has a lot to give. Great book for going to kindergarten, college, or a job change.
The oak inside the acorn Dec 29, 2006
This is a beautifully illustrated book. The text reveals how we as parents, and teachers can teach children to let go of us and learn to grow based on those things they have learned. It also reveals the parental responsibility to teach and prepare our children for the world in which they live, giving them strong roots and support. I loved it. Karen