Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Book Review: God's Great Plan
God's Great Plan by Melissa Cutrera is a beautifully poetic explanation of the Gospel for children with amazing illustrations by Matthew Sample II.
Using rhythm and rhyme, Cutrera explains Creation, The Fall of Man, Jesus' life, death and resurrection and our need to repent and believe. She uses words and phrases that make sense to children and the story moves quickly to keep the attention of little ones. This book is a great starting point for introducing children to the gospel or as a conversation starter to discuss deep Bible truths.
I was extremely impressed with the artwork in this book. The pictures show a father or grandfather telling this story to a boy and girl. The children's facial expressions throughout the book clearly portray the emotions my children and I felt as we read along - amazement, scared, sorrow and forgiveness. The use of light and darkness were very powerful in setting the tone of each scene.
This is a wonderful book that my family truly enjoyed. I would recommend it to all families and church libraries. I can think of so many situations in which this book would be very useful - family devotions, homeschooling, children's church, nursery/preschool class, a gift for neighbors, family and friends who need to know the gospel.
*Special thanks to Shepherd Press and Cross Focused Reviews for providing this book in exchange for my honest opinion.