It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst, Illustrated by Natalia Moore

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Trusting God Through Fear and Change

Summary:

Little Seed doesn’t want to leave his cozy seed packet on the shelf in the garden shed. Little Fox does not like being afraid, but there are lots of scary things outside his comfy den. On one stormy night, Little Seed and Little Fox meet, and an endearing friendship forms. As Little Seed and Little Fox face changes in their lives, they not only learn lessons about friendship, but also truths about the Farmer, who is good and kind and always watching over them. Even when they don’t know it.

My Thoughts:

I’m a fan of Lysa TerKeurst, so when I heard about her new children’s book, I thought it would be fun to read with my preschool-age sister. Little Sister loved the book, and I did too. It’s a book that resonates not only with younger kids growing up and facing change, but older kids who face a different set of changes. I read this around the time I graduated from college, in a time filled with “what next?” questions about career, calling, and exercising faith muscles. It’s a heartwarming story with charming illustrations about friendship, change, and the promise that it really will be okay because God is good, God is kind, and God is always watching over us. Even when we don’t know it.

From the Back Cover:

Growing up brings change (whether we like it or not). Change can trigger fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined. How do kids learn early on that in the midst of these uncomfortable times, they don’t have to be afraid?

Little Seed and Little Fox are facing fears, changes ,and brand-new things. And they don’t like it one bit!

Through this unlikely friendship, children can identify with the main characters and will”

  • Discover that God is always with them as they overcome new or scary circumstances
  • Replace doubtful thoughts about God’s plan as they learn to trust Him through change
  • Build their relationship with God by introducing them to the scripturally based characteristics of who God is.

It Will Be Okay will show your child that in the end, it really will  be okay because we have a God who is good and kind and always watching over us!

Author Bio:

Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and Unglued. She isn’t shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But she’s been learning God’s lessons and sharing them on her blog (www.LysaTerKeurst.com) and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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