Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I Love God's Green Earth ~Book Review~

I Love God's Green Earth
Devotions for Kids Who Want to Take Care of God's Creation
By Michael and Caroline Carroll

Kids love working on practical projects to help take care of the Earth; they are often the family’s biggest proponents of recycling. This book will attract those eco-friendly kids and teach them how creation care can actually draw them closer to God. Each devotion includes a Scripture verse, a “Connection” section to help kids apply both the biblical and environmental lessons, and a “What Can I Do?” section with a takeaway activity. Jokes and fun facts are also included throughout the devotion to make this book fun, informative, and interesting to readers.

Author Bio:
Michael Carroll is a science writer who has authored books and articles for magazines all over the world, including Odyssey and Clubhouse. He enjoys teaching art to kids from elementary to high school.

Caroline Carroll has a strong background in science, and her focus is to encourage believers and nonbelievers alike to learn more about the nature and power of God through the medium of science. Her book, Absolutely Awesome: The Things God Has Made, is a devotional book geared for readers ages 8 to 13 that uses science to enrich children's understanding of God.
A wife and mother of two, Caroline holds a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Colorado State University. She enjoys reading, hiking, music, and watercolor painting when not working full-time as a writer. She is active with her church, including service as a Sunday school teacher, Bible study leader, women's ministry activity coordinator, and Life Group leader. She is also committed to serving her community through Big Sisters, school support groups, and hosting Moms in Touch prayer groups.
The Carrolls have cowritten several books for kids, including Gold Medallion finalist Dinosaurs (Cook 2000) and Tyndale's Absolutely Awesome books (2000 and 2001).
Caroline, her husband, Michael, and their family reside in Littleton, Colorado.

These devotions are perfect for kids who love God's Earth and want to take care of it. Each devotion focuses on what Scripture says about God's creation and how kids can be good stewarts of this Earth. As they learn how to care for creation, they will also learn more about god and how to nurture their relationship with him.
Inside this book they'll find Fun Facts, Jokes, Scripture lessons and Activities all designed to help kids learn how to take care of God's Green Earth.

My thoughts:
This is the perfect book for families to read to get ready for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. This devotional contains fun facts and jokes while combining scripture lessons and fun activities for children. Each devotion includes an action you can take and includes tips on how to reuse, recycle and rethink. I really enjoyed reading this myself and I can't wait to share this with my children. I think that reading this devotional book will help children to learn more about God, nature and get them thinking more about what they can do to take care the Earth. As this book is for 8-12 year olds, I think that all children and families would enjoy reading this. This is a fun educational way to learn about God and taking care of our Earth.

My family is going to make sure we recycle all of our cans and bottles and we are going to try to eliminate using so many plastic bottles by using reusable water containers. We are also going to try to eliminate using so much paper.

Factoid: Americans use an average of 6 paper napkins per person per day.If everyone used 1 less paper napkin a day, Americans would save 300 million napkins. That would save 3400 trees!!!

Thank You to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book.
*Disclosure: This book was provided free for me for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

List Price:12.99
Trim Size:5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Release:March 2010


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