Book Review of middle-grade novel: a.k.a. Genius by Marilee Haynes Thirteen-year-old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle-school boy at St. Jude Academy…well, except for the fact that based on his scores on some seventh grade test, he is considered a “genius” and is placed in an enrichment class with other gifted students. But …
“You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.” – Psalm 139:13-16
Review and Comments
Miraculous Me is a story told from the perspective of an unborn child who knows it is cherished even in its mother’s womb. The child describes itself as “a hidden miracle, a gift from above, and a treasure.” The child listens
”And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.”–Saint Catherine of Sienna
Wow, the gift of parenthood is so remarkable isn’t it? I think we can all relate as parents a time when we were too hard on ourselves for not taking our child to the Dr. quick enough, or wishing we would have had more patience during our child’s temper tantrum. There are always going to be those unexpected moments that arise in our parenting. BUT, one great gift we’ve all been given are tools to feed our children’s faith! One of these tools are Biblical, Christian books! These fill our children’s souls in such a remarkable way that each story has a magical way of flying off the page and landing directly into our children’s hearts and souls!
We as parents are called to be our children’s vessels to God. Christian books give all parents that bridge that connects their children closer to Christ and fills their faith in such a deep, spiritual way! It is up to us to fill our homes and book shelves with these blessed stories that teach more than any other fiction, or non fiction book can. I
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