Book Notes for Toddlers GIVEAWAY: "The Word of the Lord" Board Book

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My son loved Katie Warner and Meg Whalen’s previous book, Cloud of Witnesses, so when we received The Word of the Lord: A Child’s First Scripture Verses, he was excited to read it.

This is a board book, so it’s very durable and would hold up to the young children in the house getting their hands on it.  The content is straight from scripture, so obviously not necessarily at the reading level of a typical three year old. I think this is actually a good feature of the book because all age levels can enjoy the book (and the younger sibling can’t easily destroy it). I also think that many children’s books underestimate the intellectual capacity of kids. My 5-year-old enjoys listening to some books that are at the middle-school and high-school level and as far as I know, he’s not a child prodigy.

As a mother, I really love that we were having a little discussion about obedience and lo and behold, I opened his book to the scripture verse about honor your father and your mother. Straight from the scripture. My son didn’t have much to say after that.

My five year old put in his own review of the book: He likes it even better than Cloud of Witnesses. He is learning to read and is excited to read some of the verses he hears at Mass. It also will be a great addition to his “play Masses.” We’ve tried to find a good and holy, but lightweight and readable he can use for his Liturgy of the Word and this fits that role perfectly.

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The Word of the Lord: A Child’s First Scripture Verses is a great way to introduce young kids to scripture have as a spiritual resource for them even as they grow older.  My son, the 5-year-old, has requested me to read it over and over. It is mom and 5-year-old- approved!

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Copyright 2019 Meg Herriot

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Meg Herriot is a veterinarian and Third Order Dominican. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and pets and blogging at All Creatures Great and Crazy about being a veterinarian, mother, wife and most of all a Catholic trying to grow closer to God in a chaotic world.

17 Comments

    • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; in all your ways be mindful of Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

  1. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not. In all your ways be mindful of Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

  2. I have so many but lately it’s Isaiah 64:8 about the clay and the Potter…. Remembering the Lord is working on me through the hard moments of motherhood and I’m not finished yet!

  3. Bonnie Melielo on

    John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. Wouldn’t the world be a lovely place if we all followed this.

  4. Bonnie Melielo on

    John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

  5. For surely I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for your harm to give you a future full of hope. Jeremiah 29:11

  6. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. 1 Cor 9:25

  7. Suzanne Harris on

    Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28)

  8. Tracy Padilla on

    1 Peter 2:21
    For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps.

  9. Christina hoots on

    Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matthew 6:26)

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