I am adding new books to my child’s library. Here’s one your child will enjoy, as well.
About the Book
The third book in the Good News for Little Hearts series is Zoe’s Hiding Place: When You Are Anxious, edited by David Powlison. This beautifully illustrated book invites children to remember that the Lord is near when they are anxious. Zoe, a fearful mouse, is worried about a class trip. As she talks with her parents, Zoe realizes that she can turn to God for help. Papa Mouse gives her a verse from the “Great Book” that she can read when she is afraid. She learns that she can tell God all about her fears, and he will comfort her. Also included is a tear-out page of “Back Pocket Bible Verses” that will give children a practical way to remember God’s words when they are afraid.
This Mom’s Review
While I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, it is one I would’ve gladly purchased. Here’s why:
The Good News for Little Hearts series is one of my favorite collections on my son’s bookshelves. I currently have the three books in the series:
Zoey’s story is lengthy, but I kept my son’s attention by taking short breaks. We discussed all he saw in the vivid illustrations and remembered from the story up to that point. Zoey’s story is based on a real life issue: being anxious. The story will encourage your child (and mine, as well) toward a growing relationship with Jesus as he or she faces his or her anxiety. I love that the book encourages children to seek out Jesus in prayer for help! The book provides ways for you, the parent, to have meaning, yet age appropriate, conversations with your child.
Tear out Bible verses related to anxiety are included in the back of the book. The book includes Scripture references of various translations.