Book: Children Arise
Author: Jenny Johnson
Illustrator: Jessie Blasdel
Summary: Children Arise is a book empowering children to become all God created them to be by teaching them how to partner with Holy Spirit! Children Arise is a sweet storybook that teaches little ones how to live like heaven on earth.
Enjoy the beautiful watercolor illustrations and rhyming text as you snuggle up with your little ones and help them begin to step into their godly identities as sons and daughters of the Most High King!
This is a storybook you and your children will be sure to enjoy! It’s a book that you will return to again and again, a book for generations!
My thoughts: This is an adorable book filled with biblical truths! Using simple, rhyme and beautiful illustrations, this book could help your child embrace his/her role in the Kingdom of God. So many Christian kids today know about God the Father and God the Son, but it seems like we just skip over that God the Holy Spirit component. However, the Holy Spirit is alive and in us today as believers empowering us to do the will of God! This book helps show kids the power of the Holy Spirit, and what He can do in a very age appropriate way!
*Don’t worry, no snake churning… Actually Jenny keeps it quite simple and appealing to all levels, regardless of your personal thoughts on Gifts of the Spirit. I know some religions embrace all the spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12, while others list seven gifts adapted from the Bible, yet others dispute some of the gifts saying some were specific to the apostles. It does not matter where you fall on this list, the book will appeal and help aid a discussion for you and your children. If you do not know where you fall on this list, I highly encourage you to pull out your Bible, do some research, pray, and learn more about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
How did my kids like it? When I asked for this book today, one of my girls said, “Oh I just read that to Joy!” It’s an easy read that my independent readers pick up to read again on their own. They like it! Especially my young readers (4-8).
Parent Tip: Read it with your kids! Start some conversations about how God can use you.