Monday, September 4, 2017

Blog Tour: I Can Love Like Jesus by Heidi Poelman Illustrated by Chase Jensen

COVER I Can Love Like Jesus.jpg
Book Description:

Help your little ones live and love like Jesus did with this adorable picture book. The simple text and beautiful illustrations show children exactly how Jesus loved others and how to emulate Him with small acts of kindness, like sharing, forgiving, and comforting. Invite the Savior into your home and feel His peace each time you read this book together.

Tarah's Review:

What a cute book. To start off with, the cover is super eye catching.  Love the colors and all the illustrations (which is a must have for children's books...good pictures, you can't beat 'em). When this came in the mail my 4 year old was extremely excited that a book came for her instead of mommy. She insisted we read it right away, and we did. Twice. Plus I've seen her looking at it multiple times by herself. She even played a matching game with the pictures on the inside cover :) It was cute.

My favorite part of this book is that it gives examples that the kids can use and understand about how they can love like Jesus. These examples aren't just in the words, they are found in the pictures too. I like stories that help the kids apply what they are learning. I also loved how the Savior was in every picture somehow. It was fun to see how that was put together.

This will be a book we keep around and I'll read as often as I'm asked to. It's also a good reminder for grown-ups too :)

Rorie's Review:

This is a cute little book that can really get kids thinking about how we can love like Jesus did. My middle son sat down and read it first and this is what he said about it: "I thought that this book is likea fun book and a book that teaches people about the Savior. It's good for all kids. You can use this book for Family Home Evening lessons. You can also use this book for teaching other kids. This is why I like this book."

I sat down tonight with my youngest three and read the book, stopping on each page and having them answer the questions about all of the different ways that we can love like Jesus did. Some of the answers from my 5-year-olds were a little off the wall, but it still made them think, and it made me think of ways that I can be better at loving others too.

Definitely a book that we'll keep in our bookshelves to read over and over again.

About the author:
Heidi Poelman is the author of A is for Abinadi: An Alphabet Book of Scripture HeroesA Mother’s Greatest GiftThe Two-Minute Marriage Project: Simple Secrets for Staying in Love, and the upcoming books I Can Love Like Jesus and A Is for Adam: An Alphabet Book of Scripture Heroes. Heidi received her degrees in communication from Brigham Young University (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA). When she’s not writing, cooking, cleaning, or carpooling, Heidi loves playing in the outdoors with her family, going out for date night, and reading bedtime stories. She lives in Utah with her husband and four children.
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I Can Love Like Jesus
Title: I Can Love Like Jesus
Author: Heidi Poelman
Illustrator: Chase Jensen
Publisher: CFI
Published: August 2017
ISBN: 1462119409
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.