Gary and Jan Bower have a beautiful collection of children books. We were able to review a digital copy of “The Person I Marry”. Each page has a rhyme about the character – Respect, Kindness, Honesty, Faithfulness, Thoughtfulness, patience, etc – and a beautiful photograph on the opposite side. I would think it maybe a bit much to use this book as a one time read through, but rather a longer conversational piece. My boys think it is centered more towards the girls. Probably for their ages, we have moved on to a bit more direct hard core Biblical direct products, they thought this would be better suited to a very young girl. They were confused as to why a book with details for marriage would have pictures of such young children. I am wondering, with the topics they bring up, if there might be a set that may be too young, introducing them to the troubles that can arise in a marriage. Although this book won the 2010 Book of the Year by Christian Small Publisher Association, I do not feel that the topic of this book and the wording matches the audience. However, if this quality of book is an indication of their other topics – I would highly recommend their Bright Future Collection to families who enjoy rhyming books that have a moral character background. This particular book would be considered non denominational, does mention God, but not very direct past that.
The Person I Marry
Things I’ll Think About Long Before Saying “I Do”
Respect, kindness, honesty, faithfulness, thoughtfulness, patience – qualities like these make strong marriages. Created by award-winning author & illustrator team Gary & Jan Bower (married 32 years), this adorable book warms the hearts of all ages in its celebration of commitment, purity & true love!
Hardcover * 32 Pages Beautifully Illustrated
Hop on over to the Crew Blog to see what other crew members with different ages/stages of children are saying about it! I received a digital copy for free as part of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for a frank and honest book review on my Petra School blog.