*Disclosure: I received a free copy of “You Are” in exchange for my honest review.
Emily Assell of Generation Claimed reached out to me recently about reviewing her new children’s book, You Are: A Book of Declarations. I was so excited to receive it in the mail, as was my daughter! Anna (2) snatched it up and was instantly mesmerized by the beautiful artwork inside.
This darling book is the perfect size for little ones to handle themselves and, with it being a board book, I’m not worried about either my toddler or my infant accidentally tearing it up!
Each page is so delightfully illustrated with sweet, whimsical artwork and beautiful font styling.
One thing I really love about this book is that it is heavy on Scripture – there is a Bible verse on each page and the whole point of the book is helping a child to understand his or her identity in Christ.
One thing I think it important to point out, however, is that the wording of a couple of the declarations (i.e. “Dearest, you are a child and an heir of the most high God.” and “Sweet child, you are free” – based on Galatians 5:1) are not truly applicable to every child in general. The passages of Scripture which those specific declarations are based upon are referring to people who have already been saved and are now redeemed believers in Christ. If your child is not yet saved, those descriptions do not apply to them.
However, I do still love the book because, with that in mind, it can serve to spark theological discussions with your little ones as you explain to them what their identity in Christ will be when they are saved.
“You Are” is truly a delightful book with its engaging illustrations and soothing words – it really makes you want to snuggle close with your little one and read it over and over again!
To pick up your copy, head to Generation Claimed. Thank you for such a darling book, Emily!