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My mom says that someone recommended giving me a infant plastic or cloth book from day one and she did. It must have worked because I’ve always loved reading. I always had a book in my hands. One of my favorite series was The Berenstain Bears. I would check out all their books at the school library and was thrilled when a new one was offered in the latest book order form! It was neat to see what adventures Brother and Sister Bear would have. Now, as an adult, I enjoy reading the books to my kids. They’re still fun but I also appreciate the life lessons and morals they help teach. The Berenstain Bears, God Shows the Way is a collection of 3 books in one.
This hard cover book is a level 1 I can Read book so it’s perfect for young readers. It contains the stories, “Faith Gets Us Through”, “Do Not Fear, God is Near”, and “Piggy Bank Blessings”. The first deals with faith when Bother and Sister Bear’s Bear Scout Troop get lost in a cave with Papa Bear. They get nervous when they can’t find their way but they pray and have faith God will see them through.
The second story deals with fear. In it, Sister Bear is reminded that God is always with us, even when we’re scared. Papa uses shadow puppets to help Sister overcome her fears and also teaches a lesson about forgiveness along the way.
The last story address the issue of being responsible with money. Brother and Sister learn about saving and about being generous and giving as well.
On thing I really liked about this book is that there is a Bible verse at the beginning of each story that correlates with the message. It’s a great way to tie in scripture with reading time. I think that the stories really help explain the meaning of the scriptures in a way that children can understand and grasp. They can empathize with Brother being nervous about being lost in a cave, Sister being afraid of the dark, and wanting to buy a fun new toy.
K had A sit with him while he “read” the book.
I enjoyed reading it to my kids as well. After each one, we discussed the moral and talked about how God takes care of us. The kids loved the stories themselves and I liked that the book reinforced important principles.
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Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda