We All Need Forgiveness by Mercer Mayer ~ A Juvenile Fiction Review and Giveaway

Mercer Mayer
Juvenile Fiction

Recommended Ages: 4-7

About The Book:

Join Little Critter as he learns that 
forgiveness makes everyone feel better--including you!

Little Critter can't catch a break. Dog chews up his snorkel. Timothy accidentally bends his bike handles. Looking at his pile of ruined stuff, Little Critter is too mad to accept his friends' apologies. But pretty soon, Little Critter discovers that at one time or another, everyone needs forgiveness--and that includes him. Based on Colossians 3:13, this book shows kids that forgiveness doesn't just help the one who needs forgiving--it makes the forgiver feel better too.

My Thoughts:

Forgiveness is something that we all expect when we do something wrong, whether intentionally or not. But forgiving someone else when they have done something to us is not so easy. As adults, and especially Christians, we know that we are required to forgive. Colossians 3:13 says, "Forgive each other because the Lord forgave you." 

Little Critter is all out of sorts because his friends and even some of his family have done things that have made him downright mad. The last thing he wants to do is forgive them. But of course the tables are eventually turned and he is in need of forgiveness. Things definitely look different from that perspective.

Mercer Mayer has once again used the delightful animals in his Little Critter's series to help you teach your child a valuable life lesson. Come along with Little Critter and his friends as they explore giving and receiving forgiveness. The book is a great jumping off point for discussions on why we should forgive and how we should go about seeking forgiveness. 

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The Giveaway:

We have partnered with Tommy Nelson to offer one of our readers a copy of the Being Thankful and We All Need Forgiveness by Mercer Mayer. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted by email and will have forty-eight hours to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below. All entries are optional.

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  1. I try to teach my children forgiveness daily when they don't get a long and say hurtful things to eachother!

  2. We teach our kids to say what they are thankful for each night when they pray. We try to use circumstances at school (fights with friends or hard days with the teachers) to reinforce forgiveness.


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