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From the bookshelf: God Gave Us You

With a heartwarming story and cozy artwork, God Gave Us You is a perfect bedtime book.

This is the first children's book by Lisa Tawn Bergren, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Monument, Colo. She writes of Sophie, a polar bear cub, who climbs into bed one night and asks, "Mama, where did I come from?" Bergren chronicles Sophie's birth, starting with her parents praying for a baby, to the preparations and then her arrival. The story affirms that Sophie and human babies, too, are special and cherished because they are gifts from God.

Laura J. Bryant's delightful watercolors complement the story. The characters are friendly and inviting — Sophie is adorable! Little ones will want to snuggle in a warm blanket to hear this story.

 God Gave Us You (Waterbrook Press; ISBN 1578563232) is available through amazon.com.



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