This poetic book illustrates how even the tiniest things that we might take for granted, like the “jewels on the insect’s back,” are part of God’s great plan. A comforting, gentle introduction to the concept of God, it is one of the most beautifully written and illustrated books on the Golden list.
God is Great, But This Book Isn't
I like Little Golden Books. Their books are made well and are very reasonably priced. Unfortunately, I have some issues with this book which will probably be an issue for some people. If you are a deist, you will probably like the God described in this book. The God found here created the universe over the course of millions or billions of years and is seen by observing the natural world alone. There is no mention of Jesus, the Bible or any supernatural event in this book. Yes, in this book you will find that God is described as great, good, love and providing all that we need, but He is not just there when we think of Him. He is everywhere. We are unable to truly love others apart from Christ. The author of this book, Jane Werner Watson, believes otherwise. What we have in My Little Golden Book About God is a safe god that is created to appeal to the masses. The book ends with God telling a child that tomorrow will be bright. Although we hope that all of our days will be bright, we know that is not always the case. James 4:14 tells us that we do not know what tomorrow will bring. I do not want to read stories to my girls that scare them and cause them to worry, but I do want to teach them the Truth.
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7