Author: Georgia Duncan
Release Date: October 27, 2022
Publisher: Bumblebee Books
Have you ever wondered why you were created? Who would have thought that you needed to be here on this earth at this particular time? Am I really created with purpose and intent? The answer is yes.
Reviewer: Conny Withay
"Before you were born, He set you apart and tucked you in close to the Father’s heart," Georgia Duncan writes in her children’s book, Before You Were Born.
This small, square, thirty-six-page paperback targets parents who want to read a short book to their baby, whether unborn, born, or adopted. With writing on the left side of the pages, the right sides have watercolor illustrations and Bible verses not written out. The ending includes two pages of the noted verses written out, a place to write a prayer to your young child, and the author’s biography.
In this uplifting rhyming tale for children, the author expresses how God created them, loves them, and cares for them throughout their lives. It explains how the Lord sets them apart and makes them unique individuals. The emphasis is on being a child of the King and having Him be the one on the throne of your life.
This is a nice, quick reminder of God’s amazing love for us and how much He cherishes us so deeply. I appreciate that the Holy Bible is referenced on each page and that the Scriptures are written out later to be read and even memorized.
Those who do not believe in God or pray to Him might pass on this book, although Jesus is only mentioned once. The blank spaces and simplistic illustrations may not keep a child’s attention. The comment about speaking life to the dead might confuse some readers.
The book could use a professional editor for missing punctuation.
If you like to read to your unborn, newborn, or toddler-age child a book that includes God’s attributes and love for us, this is a nice read.
Thanks to the author and Interviews & Reviews for this complimentary book. I am under no obligation to give a positive review.
Reviewer: Carolyn Bryant
This book was not what I expected from reading the promotional description. I love that the author is trying to advance the relevant faith-based truth that God created us all with purpose and intent. However, to me, it was hard to focus on the message because of the writing—faulty rhyming and incorrect grammar. The watercolor-like pictures are nice, but for some, I could not see the connection to the words on the page. Also, I cannot determine who the intended reading audience is. I think this would be a sweet, inspiring children’s book with a little editing.
I received a complimentary copy courtesy of the author through Interviews & Reviews, in exchange for my honest opinion.
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