Book Review: Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning and John Blase

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning and John Blase is a beautifully illustrated children's book about God's love for each one of us. Willie Jaun and Anna couldn't have children of their own but their house is full of children. They show them all God's love and share their delicious sopapillas. As the title suggests, by the end of the story, all the children come to realize that they are "smack dab in the middle of God's Love." What a wonderful phrase! I found myself thinking that phrase several times after reading this book a couple of times. This is Brennan Manning's first children's book. He is a popular speaker and author who specializes in sharing God's love for His children to all his audiences.

I read this book with my 9 year old son. The book is just a little young for him as it is suggested for ages 4 to 8. At first he rolled his eyes since it wasn't a chapter book. However, he still enjoyed the theme of the story and he especially liked the brightly colored illustrations. By the end of the book, he was smiling and he said he would give it at least 4 stars even though it was a little young for him. I downloaded this book for kindle however we just used the kindle app and read it on the computer so we could enjoy the illustrations in all their bright colors. I would definitely want to buy this book in the hard copy to share with any other children unless I had a colored e-reader.

I received an e-book copy of this book free from Thomas Nelson as a part of their Booksneeze program. I was not required to submit a positive review.

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