Monday, August 18, 2008

for FIRST Wild Card Tour - 'God Gave Us Heaven' by Lisa Tawn Bergren

It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book's FIRST chapter!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and his/her book:

God Gave Us Heaven

WaterBrook Press (August 19, 2008)


Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than one million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us Heaven is Lisa’s fourth children’s book, following in the tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.

Visit the author's website.


Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Visit the illustrator's website.

Poduct Details:

List Price: $10.99

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: WaterBrook Press (August 19, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1400074460

ISBN-13: 978-1400074464


This was a cute book. For those that are sensitive to human characteristics given to animals, you may not like it for your little ones. For this reason, this is not a book I would normally buy for the kids (especially when they were younger), but at ages 8 and 10, it allowed us an opportunity to discuss why Christ died (and for whom). Look for more children's books in the coming days.