Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just Where Does God Live? by Scott J. Brown

Just Where Does God Live? Just Where Does God Live? by Scott J. Brown

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Just Where Does God Live? is based on the question of a first grader wondering where God lives. The author, Scott Brown, takes this question and turns it into a story for to help more kids understand where God lives.

The story is that Nate and Parker ask various people where God lives and they get a variety of answers. Some are silly and funny and others just don't quite make sense. So one night they decide to ask God Himself. The answer they get is "...inside of your hearts."

I read this book to my 4-year-old and 6-year-old who really enjoyed the bright pictures and the fun storyline while dealing with a serious question in their little minds. That part that we (I) did not like was when the book said: "...I live in all spaces. I live in all people, I live in all places."

I disagree with this. God lives in the hearts of those who believe in Him...not all people. The next page has another line that I feel is misleading.

While the concept of this book is great, and the majority of the story line is great for young children, in the end I have to say it is a book I think is best not read unless you plan on following each reading with some in-depth conversation with the little minds that soak it all up.

This review copy was courtesy of WinePress Publishing.

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For some good reading for you children, try this book instead!

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