Review: Just In Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado

December 10, 2011

I’m trying to build Meredith’s book collection because I want her to love reading as much as I do. So I was really happy when I saw that BookSneeze had a children’s book up for review, especially one by Max Lucado. I’m a fan of his other children’s books but this one was new.

The book is told by the point of view of a parent who is telling their child the story of how God made her special and chose just the right home for her. Then it looks back on the child as a baby, happily reminiscing and then commenting on how she’s grown. But mainly it emphasizes that the parent loves the child very, very much and will always be there for her. Just the kinds of things that are so important for children to hear.

I really love reading this to Meredith and I almost always tear up at some point. Even though she doesn’t understand the words yet, I hope she understands that she is loved and safe with us. I love that it teaches her about God, and that it tells her to trust us. I’m looking forward to when the words will have more meaning to her.

Be aware that it does talk about heaven, which might lead to thoughts or questions about death, so some kids might need to be a little older to understand. (Although I’m not sure – I only have a baby, what do I know!) Also, it goes into some things that the child might be afraid of or sad about, and although the purpose is to provide reassurance, I can see how it might put ideas into a young child’s head. But again, I only have a baby and I don’t know how she’ll react to it when she gets older.

Overall I think it has a wonderful message and one that I feel very strongly about. I’m keeping this one around for sure.


Note: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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