Nothing: a Review
WorthyKids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group recently released a new children’s book that will delight little learners! Nothing by Natalee Creech is an inspiring rhyming tale based on Romans 8:38-39: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
In Nothing, children will take an exciting adventure to the depths of the sea and the heights of the tallest mountains to witness that nothing can separate us from God’s love. They’ll learn that God’s love is even bigger than mistakes they might make or frightening storms that may come and the vibrant illustrations will easily catch the imagination of little listeners and help to transport them into the story. Nothing is ideal for children 4-7 years of age. The book is hard covered with a dust jacket and can certainly stand up to a lot of “love” from little hands.
I was initially attracted to this book because of the playful cover and the reputation of WorthyKids. I first read it to my 4-year-old daughter during some afternoon quiet time, and was really impressed with the content. Rhyming children’s books are not an easy thing to do- and do well, but Natalee Creech has done an incredible job writing a piece that is not only acoustically charming, but inspiring and impactful.
One part of the book that particularly resonated with my daughter was, "Not a rumbling volcano, not an earthquake or flood, not a swirling tornado or a sinkhole of mud" [can separate us from God's love]. Last spring, we had a small tornado touch down a few miles from our home. I happened to be at the grocery store, because that's my second home, and my husband was with our kids. When the trees started crumbling and the power went out, my kids were frightened and worried about me. The verse and illustrations helped my daughter see that she’s not the only ones who might be afraid during storms, but that even tornadoes can't separate us from God!
Nothing by Natalee Creech has become a favorite in our house! I enjoy reading it as a bedtime story, and my son has even been practicing reading it to his siblings in our pop-up tent reading nook!
I’d certainly recommend this book to families looking to teach their children about Romans 8 and God’s amazing love for us! It also would be a perfect birthday gift for young children and would be a wonderful addition to any Sunday school classrooms!
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