God’s Greatest Gift, written and illustrated by Deborah Burch
Deborah Burch’s God’s Greatest Gift is a rhythmic story created to teach children about how much God loves them. Filled with beautiful scrapbook-style artwork, the like of which I have never seen before, God’s Greatest Gift is printed on a heavy, durable paper that parents of small children are sure to appreciate!
But while the artwork is incredible, the theology behind God’s Greatest Gift is disappointing. It is obvious that Burch, the mother of six children, has a deep love for her children, but I am afraid she allowed her love for them to cloud her theological clarity. Because while children are a wonderful gift from God, they are not His greatest gift, as the title and story suggest. According to Scripture, we know that only Christ could be considered God’s greatest gift to mankind.
Overall, I found the illustrations in God’s Greatest Gift to be beautiful and unique, however the theology was severely lacking. I would have to give God’s Greatest Gift a “C-“.
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