08 November 2011

*The Person I Marry*: A Review

This adorable book was recently shared with me by Bower Books to review and I must admit that I cringed just a little when I read the title and saw the cover. I just knew I was not going to make it through a reading with my children without crying. I'm such a bawl baby, you know.

However, I am happy to say that I made it through without breaking down (ahem...barely) and we all enjoyed it very much.

The Person I Marry is a book written from a child's point of view about their thoughts on what kind of person they want to marry one day. It is very sweetly written, in a rhyming form, and has beautiful illustrations.

It stresses the importance of good character qualities, purity and loving God above having the most perfect wedding and good looks. It's definitely a great conversation starter with your children--a great way to help them think about what they should look for in a mate when they grow up. And even though it's written from a younger child's view, it could easily be shared with a teen to open the door of conversation concerning this topic.

I really enjoyed reading it to my daughter and son. They loved the illustrations and liked the book and even though our reading didn't open up into a deep conversation on their future mates (they're only eight and six) the thoughts were planted in their little heads and hearts concerning the qualities they should be keeping in mind for the future. I love that the book also suggests to begin praying for their future spouse now.

This book can be purchased through Bower Books for $11.99. It's a lovely, 32-page, hardcover book and has received endorsements from such people as Gary Smalley and the Duggar Family.

I hope you will visit Bower Books and see what they have to offer. They have quite a few other lovely children's books as well as posters, jewelry and even custom portraits available. Bower Books is a family ministry for Gary and Jan and you can read more about them here.

Take two minutes of your time and watch this video with excerpts from the book and also some personal words from the author and artist.

The Person I Marry from Bower Books on Vimeo.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital version of this book through The Old Schoolhouse magazine and Bower Books in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Read what other homeschool parents had to say about this book here.


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