There is a great dearth of Christian children’s books which are not only enjoyable but Biblically sound. Most children’s books write or illustrate heretical things for the sake of “cuteness” or a child’s understanding. This comes from a lack of understanding of the Gospel and the ability for a child to understand it. Thankfully a new series has emerged form New Growth Press, which not only takes the Gospel seriously but explains it in a way that children no matter the age can understand and apply to their daily lives. The series is called Good News for Little Hearts, they are written by Christian Counselors from CCEF, who employ a form a counseling called Biblical counseling. All of these authors have not only a counseling degree but most have a Masters of Divinity as well.
One of the new books in this series is called Zoe’s Hiding Place: When You Are Anxious. The title powerfully yet plainly explains the topic covered, anxiety. I am a Pastor of Children as well as Youth and anxiety is one of the most recurring problem in children’s lives. Actually children who are still in pre-kindergarten are being found having high anxiety large numbers. This problem is becoming an epidemic, and thankfully this book is trying to show how God, by His grace alone, can truly abet a child’s anxiety.
The story is cute, yet Bibically focused, and keeps a child’s attention. It is written for children who are young Elementary but even my four year old was locked in. Yet even better was their was scripture in the story and discussion questions parents or guardians could use to talk to their children about their anxiety and how God’s peace can be found. I cannot highly enough recommend this book. You will not be disappointed.
I received this work from New Growth Press, for the purpose of an unbiased review.