Most of all…

At least once every day, I put my face next to my wife’s abdomen and talk
to my unborn child. No matter what I say to him, I always end by saying, "Always
remember that I’m your daddy
and I love you, and your mama loves you, and Jesus loves you most of all."
So
imagine my surprise when I saw a
post on Adrian Warnock’s blog
reviewing a children’s
book called Most
of All, Jesus Loves You
.
The official description of the book says:

It’s wonderful to have parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, and
uncles and aunts who love us. But the deepest love comes from Jesus. This
bedtime
story will leave the sweetest of thoughts in a child’s head as the little
one drifts off to sleep: "Jesus loves me!"

The illustrations look pretty simplistic, and the writing is obviously for
very young children, so it probably won’t win an awful lot of adult fans. Its
effect on Adrian’s kids is inspiring, however:

When I first read this book to our two year old Joel and our four year old,
Charis it was a real hit. Charis asked all kinds of questions about God,
and we had one of the best chats yet.

After having it read to him, our six
year old Henry asked to take this book to bed with him. For several nights
he read the book to himself after we
had said goodnight. He said that he sometimes thought about bad or scary
things
and that this book helped him to feel better. Reading Jesus loves him helped
him to conquer some of these fears which he hadnt even told us about.

The book has also been reviewed via Diet
of Bookworms
by TulipGirl,
Amy
Scott
, and Thinkling Philip
Schroeder
. Its message is one I’m desperate to impart to my child even before
he’s born. I said in an earlier
post
that I would say no more about the baby registry
and wish list in the sidebar, but I have to go back on that just this once
to
point out that I’ve added this book to the
wish list
.

2 thoughts on “Most of all…

  1. I was going to try to limit my blog reading and keep my nose out of your business, but I guess I’m addicted.

    Noel Piper (author of *Most of All, Jesus Loves You*) is John Piper’s wife. John Piper is awesome–his theology has affected my world view more than any other modern day teacher/preacher. If you haven’t read it, you should read his book, *Desiring God: Confessions of a Christian Hedonist*. I think everybody should read this book! I think you would like the chapter, “Marriage: a Matrix for Christian Hedonism.”