Monday, April 4, 2016
Book review for the children's book: Yes Dear, There Really Is A Devil
Yes Dear, There Really Is A Devil by Chris Rader and Johnnie Coley was beautifully illustrated by Sonny Heston.
I loved the poems and the concept of a book of this nature describing the enemy of our soul to children. The illustrations were among the best I've seen in children's books. One of the first scriptures mentioned, " Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" was accompanied by pictures of lions. The lion seemed be a villain throughout the book; yet so many children are familiar with Aslan from Chronicles of Narnia representing Jesus. I thought that might be confusing to them. A lion also represents the Lion of Judah so I had to do a double take as I was reading the book to my granddaughter to make sure I got across who was the bad guy. At age seven she seemed interested in it.
The short poems were great and I applaud any parent who is looking to teach their child and when she couldn't find an appropriate book wrote her own. I was little confused on Amazon.com as it was listed with three authors: Chris Rader (Author), Johnnie Coley (Author), Erin McKay (Author) yet I didn't find that on my copy. I look forward to reading more from these authors.
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