#Book Review: God Gave Us Love by Lisa Tawn Bergren

by | May 21, 2012 | KUWTR

God Gave Us Love
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Illustrator: Laura J. Bryant
Reading level: Ages 3 and up
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
 (September 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400074479
ISBN-13: 978-1400074471
As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others… even the seemingly unlovable.
In answering her questions, Grampa Bear gives tender explanations that teach Little Cub about the different kinds of love that is shared between families, friends, and mamas and papas. Grampa explains that all these kinds of love come from God and that it is important to love others because…

“Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love.”

This sweet tale will warm the hearts of young children as they learn about all the different sorts of love, while the gentle explanations of each provide a valuable opportunity to encourage children to share with others a “God-sized love.”

About the Author:
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than 1.5 million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their three children. Visit her website at

About the Illustrator:

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. 

This series is  completely adorable!! This story is so well written and easy for a child to understand. It also uniquely tells the story of love, and the different types of love that you can feel in a way that the little “human cubs” can understand. This is a great way to explain God’s love for you ~ when you show love your sharing his love for you!! This is such a loving story that I will be sharing with my daughter (and future “human cubs”) for a long time to come! My little loved all of the illustrations. I would definitely recommend this book to others and the other books in this series for gifts. 

5 Hearts: Really Great Read

Other books in this series:

God Gave Us So Much – a limited three book treasury

Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to review God Gave Us Love through the Blogging for Books book review bloggers program. I was not required or compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


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