“Yes, Dear, There Really is a Devil” by Chris Rader and Johnnie Coley
Review copy source: BookCrash
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
What the Author says about the Book:
The idea for this book came while trying to explain the reality of the devil to my four year old son. After looking around for a book and not finding what I was looking for, I decided to put something together myself. After putting thoughts down on paper and drawing stick figures, I was so very blessed to meet a talented artist named Erin McKay and a devoted Christian author named Johnnie Coley, who helped me move forward with my ideas. God has designed this book to be a blessing for you, the reader and all children. To God be the Glory!
This was a good, encouraging Children’s Book. I applaud the authors’ desire to write a children’s book that warns them about Satan. The pictures were well drawn and fit the story well, and the story itself was well-written and rhymed, still getting the point across with care and clarity. However, I do think that every parent should read through it first, to gauge how much their child can handle. While the book is well written, Satan can be a scary thought to a young child and even the verse, “Your adversary, the Devil, prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour.” can come across as very scary. And there were some pictures that might be a bit scary, as well. To an older child, it would probably be okay, but I know with my little sister and her fears, this would have frightened her when she was younger. Otherwise, I agree that it is so very important for everyone to understand who our enemy is and with Christ, Satan is a defeated foe (to understand Christ’s power in us to resist Satan).
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