We all have choices to make every day, even the youngest children. The choices we make play a large part in forming who we grow to be as adults. For kids, those choices can include whether to be obedient or disobedient, to share or be selfish, to have a good attitude or not, and more. John Ortberg addresses the ability to choose in a whimsical way by inviting children to use their “magnificent chooser” that God gave them to make right choices daily. Parents will love reading this book to their kids, and kids will enjoy the content while learning lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.
As my kids have gotten older one of the things that I miss is reading children books to them. They still like me to read to them but instead of Dr. Seuss, John Lithgow, or some of mom’s other favorites….it’s now J.K. Rowling, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, or some crazy book on snakes.
So any time I get to review a children book I do because I LOVE them. A good children’s book can stay with a kid their whole lives. So then, what of Your Magnificent Chooser by John Ortberg??
First, what a great topic. It is something that I discuss with my kids even as they get older. The power of a good choice. I was excited the Ortberg touched on this topic with the younger generation.
The book itself is beautiful. Robert Dunn did very well with the illustrations. I loved the rhyming and how it was written. Something that was really cool was my youngest snuggled up and we read it together and he was confused. He wanted to know what the whole book meant so we had a talk about what it means to make a God honoring choice.
This is a book that will make a permanent place on our book shelves.
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Tyndale Kids
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.