Friday, September 14, 2012

Berenstain Bears - Faith Gets Us Through . . . I'm Giving One Away!

Do you have books in your church library, in your classrooms or do you recommend books to parents? If so, take a look at this new Berenstain Bears book which encourages children to put their faith in God!

Berenstain Bears, Faith Gets Us Through  
Authors/Illustrators - Stan & Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 4+

Favorite Features -
  • return of loved Berenstain Bears characters
  • begins with the verse, Psalm 23:4, "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me."
  • encourages children when they are afraid, they can take courage in knowing God is with them!
  • weaves Scripture throughout the story to make the point your "faith and your prayers can help you through" scary and difficult times.
  • emphasizes how "God made amazing things!"
  • it is an "I Can Read! level 1" book!
Children - and adults - often fear things they don't understand. This story is a great book to share with children to help them know they can trust God and know they do not have to be afraid because God is with them! This is a message we all need to hear and be reminded of! When you read this to the children in your ministry or family, be sure to ask them what they are afraid of and then spend time talking with God about it together!

I'm delighted to say not only did Zonderkidz send me one book to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you would like to be included in this give-away - which will be on September 21, 2012 - please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG (not just liking the post) and/or have followed About the Children's Department by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win this book and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. Love following you on fb and email. Would love this book for our children's department.

  2. I really enjoying all the ideas you have FB. This book would be great to use in our Sunday School room. Thanks for the information about it.