Hey friends! I’m excited to share this picture book with you today!
If I’m honest, I will admit that it feels like to be a “good” Christian, I need to be this deep, theological person who uses lofty terms and grand words and is always pondering the in-depth mysteries of God. I do not minimize this type of study or relating to God. Parts of it, I deeply embrace. I like to think and ponder and consider.
Yet, for me, most of the time I best relate to the simple. To beauty and awe in nature. To the intricate details in the edges of a leaf or curl of a rose petal. Mostly, I find myself in the pages of a children’s book. The message is real, the questions honest and innocent, the struggles are still my struggles at middle age. I don’t know if this is encouraging or discouraging. Perhaps it hints at my slowness in learning and my grappling to grasp an understanding. I find hope and encouragement in Jesus’ admonition to become as little children. 🙂
I relate to Webster in this dear book. What’s So Wonderful About Webster weaves words and illustrations together and share Webster’s story, worries, and questions and struggles with us. Webster’s wise parents help him to see the characteristics God designed into his DNA and the value and leadership he shares with others. Webster’s parents speak lovingly and encouragingly into his life.
Webster shows courage as he tries to figure out what event he fits in for field day. He shows perseverance as he practices to no avail. He shows kindness and encouragement as he calls out talent and offers helpful suggestions to his friends.
The truth is, all of us, despite our age or job, good days or bad days, all have times where we need words to remind us about the wonder in us and the design God gave us.
I really love this endearing picture book by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick. B&H/Lifeway gave me a review copy and I’m so glad they did!
Add this book to your children’s collection, gift it to your grandchildren, or gift a copy to your local library! It’s an A+ wonderful addition!