ECPA BESTSELLER—Over one million copies sold! When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question, one that little “human cubs” often wonder about, too: “Where did I come from?” As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because—God gave us you." Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord. Also available in the God Gave Us series: God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas God Gave Us Heaven God Gave Us Love God Gave Us So Much

Author ,
Isbn 0307730832
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

As the sun rises on her snow-covered world, Little Cub wonders aloud… “What is heaven like?” With tender words, her Papa describes a wonderful place, free of sadness and tears, where God warmly welcomes his loved ones after their life on earth is over. Little Cub and Papa spend the day wandering their beautiful, invigorating arctic world while she asks all about God’s home: How do we get to heaven? Will we eat there? Will I get to see you in heaven? Papa patiently answers each question, assuring her that… “Heaven will be full of everything good.” This gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child’s most difficult questions about what happens after this life, inviting “little cubs” to find comfort in knowing that God Gave Us Heaven. Also available: God Gave Us You God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730867
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-02-08
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

ECPA BESTSELLER • Over one million copies sold! As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder . . . “Who invented Christmas?” Mama’s answer only leads to more questions like “Is God more important than Santa?” So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama’s gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that Jesus is the best present of all. This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730859
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

“What do angels do all day, Papa?” When Papa finds Little Cub looking for angels, it gives him a chance to tell his beloved child about those that may be in their midst, even when they can’t be seen. Exploring their exhilarating Arctic world as they talk, Papa lovingly answers all of Little Cub’s questions about angels—and as usual, she has a lot. She wants to know what they do, how they look, how they guard God’s loved ones, and best of all, how they serve the Creator of the world. “God really created angels to serve him more than us, Little Cub. They love him and would do anything for him.” This uplifting tale will encourage young hearts by exploring the glory and design of God’s messengers, while turning toward him with praise. Also available: God Gave Us You God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas God Gave Us Heaven God Gave Us Love God Gave Us the World God Gave Us Easter Over two million copies in the series sold!

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 1601426623
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-09-16
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

USA TODAY AND ECPA BESTSELLER • A delightful illustrated picture book for readers ages 3 and up, God Gave Us Easter features the adorable polar bear Little Cub, talking with her father and learning about God’s design for the Easter season and what it really means. “God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.” As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307731111
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

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.”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730840
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

FINALIST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® • Introducing a Bible storybook from the creators of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Christmas and God Gave Us Easter, featuring 45 stories from the Bible, with reflections from adorable Little Cub and her friends. God Gave Us the Bible introduces kids to the STORY of stories—the love story between God and his people. Ideal for readers aged 3 to 7, written in a framework where Little Cub and her animal friends reflect many of the questions young readers have about Bible stories. The book features forty-five Bible stories and concepts that every child should know/be introduced to, like Noah and the Ark, the Birth of Jesus, and Jesus Feeds the 5,000 in a very warm, conversational, reassuring manner.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0735291918
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-09-17
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

ECPA BESTSELLER Adventurous Lil Pup is bummed that hibernating season will soon be coming to the Great North Woods. Why should so many of his friends have to go in for the winter and leave Lil Pup without pals? Mama reminds her little wolf that not all animals hibernate, and how he can be grateful for the beautiful autumn season – for jumping in leaf piles, eating apple treats, and celebrating the wonders of fall with his forest friends. And she points out… “I think the trick to having a thankful heart is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that don’t.” As Mama and Lil Pup explore, she reminds him that God is the giver of all good things. Lil Pup learns that even when something fun comes to an end; his heart can be thankful when he sets his mind on the best things in his life. This inviting addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, with nearly 2.5 million books sold, helps little ones to understand how giving thanks warms hearts and brings joy.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 1601428758
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

From the author and illustrator of the bestselling God Gave Us You series, a delightful tale of Little Cub discovering the beauty of diversity as she realizes the world is so much bigger than she ever imagined! Little Cub’s trip to a special museum exhibit, “Bears Around the World,” sparks a flurry of questions from the young polar bear who is just beginning to learn about life beyond her North Pole home. As Mama Bear shares with her about the different types of places that God has put the various types of bears, with their different kinds of fur and food, Little Cub begins to wonder: Why didn’t God make us all the same? With Mama’s loving guidance, Little Cub is taught to see the vastness of God’s wonderful creation; His abilities as an amazing, inventive Creator; His desire for us to care for our world, and especially the important lesson that… “Every bear has a special place in God’s great, big world.”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730875
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-02-08
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

God Bless You and Good Night is a bedtime story every little one will love. With over 500,000 copies sold, this classic favorite will have your kiddos excited for bedtime snuggles and storytime. The delightful rhyming story takes readers through several scenes of snuggly animals who are getting ready for bed. This adorable book shares: God’s blessings How much your little one is loved Fun bedtime rituals for parents and children God Bless You and Good Night is great for children, ages 0 to 4. This bedtime classic is perfect for baptisms, baby showers, adoption parties, baby announcements, birthdays, and holiday gifting. The book features: Adorable illustrations with a different animal duo on each spread Sweet and sometimes silly rhyming text Check out other titles in the God Bless You series: God Bless My Boo Boo, God Bless Our Baby, God Bless Our Easter, God Bless Our Christmas, God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers, and God Bless My Family.

Author Hannah Hall
Isbn 052910928X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 20
Language English
File format PDF

Young readers will understand the true meaning behind the celebration of Easter in this addition to the Living Lights™ series of Berenstain Bears books. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey as they go to church services, have an Easter treasure hunt, and learn about Easter. The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday—part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series of books—is perfect for: Early readers ages 4-8 Reading out loud at home or in church small groups Sparking age appropriate conversations about the true meaning behind the celebration of Easter The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story: Features the hand-drawn artwork of the Berenstain family Continues in the much-loved footsteps of Stan and Jan Berenstain as part of the Berenstain Bears series of books Is part of one of the bestselling children’s book series ever created, with more than 250 books published and nearly 300 million copies sold to date

Author Mike Berenstain
Isbn 0310749093
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 24
Language English
File format PDF

One of the best children's books about love and family, I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer reveals how deep a mother's love for her child can go. This book is great for little ones and has sold more than 300,000 copies! The heartwarming story follows a mother bear who prayed for her child's arrival, then cherished and prayed for each of her baby's firsts--from first step to first boo-boo to first day of school. I Prayed for You is just as meaningful to parents as to children. Inside you'll find 10 rhyming prayers that show children how loved they are adorable heartwarming art This book is perfect for boys and girls, ages 0 to 4 parents who dreamed of having children, who struggled with infertility, or who became parents through surrogacy, IVF, adoption, fostering, or other means Mother's Day, baby showers, baptisms, or adoption parties

Author Jean Fischer
Isbn 1400229928
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 20
Language English
File format PDF

Award winning entrepreneur and author Connie Rankin challenges the concept that God is Dead in her stunning tell-all stories of God Gave Us Wings. Her focus in writing this book is to demonstrate by example–anything is possible if you believe in the power of I AM. While focusing on her core mission to empower others through faith, Connie shares ten true stories from Oprah’s amazing journey to a Wounded Warrior’s heroic battle. Each woman in this book has defined her own word for success, and you can too. In her new book, Connie provides you with inspirational stories of success from different life experiences to help you see that at any moment, GOD can ultimately change your life, if you believe HE can. All readers, not just women or entrepreneurs, will benefit from Connie’s ability to share the wisdom from various life’s journeys to help you finish strong. As these stories testify, you can fly higher than you ever imagined...if you believe.

Author Connie Rankin
Isbn 1683501349
Genre Religion
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 216
Language English
File format PDF

From the creator of the best-selling God Gave Us You comes a warm exploration of the ways parents show affection--and how it mirrors God's affection for his followers. Parents are always looking out for the perfect bedtime book to create a sense of well-being before a night of rest. Mama Kisses, Papa Hugs explores a child's curiosity about how love is shown between parent and child, with the reassurance that Mama and Papa will always love their little one. And like Lisa Tawn Bergren's young protagonist asks his mother, this question is pressing on the minds of many children: "Mama, how does God kiss us?" Mama smiled. "He kisses us a hundred times a day; although if you don't pay attention, you might miss it." "At night he kisses us with a shooting star. In the morning, he kisses us with sunlight, crawling across the fields and into our windows. On a hot summer afternoon, he kisses us with a gentle breeze. But most of all, he kisses us through our family. That's how God made us. That's why I give you Mama kisses."

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0525654100
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-03-24
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Emotions such as anger or sadness or desire arise within us, often without our directly willing them. But we are still free to choose how we respond to them. How can we better understand our God-given emotions and manage them so that we gain the emotional equilibrium and healthy balance we need to take charge of our lives, grow closer to Christ, and share in the joy of his love? In this insightful and easy-to-read book, Catholic therapist Art Bennett and his wife Laraine explain how our emotions affect us and how our thoughts, attitudes, and behavior can affect our emotions. In a conversational and non-technical way, the authors address these and other questions: What are the effects of temperament and our past experiences on our emotional health? Can we trust our feelings? When do our emotions become destructive? How do past emotional wounds affect our present-day emotional balance? - Outlines the Catholic understanding of emotions. - Uses real-life examples of people dealing with emotional issues. - Helps us see how managing our emotions can lead to healthier relationships with others as well as growth in virtue and a closer relationship with the Lord. - Includes questions for reflection and prayer at the end of each chapter.

Author Art & Laraine Bennett
Isbn 159325413X
Genre Religion
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Little Hermie and the baby bug garden friends teach little ones about God’s love for them. God loves all of His creatures. Little Hermie explores all of the ways God loves him and his friends in this sweet board book with glitter on the cover. With over 5.5 million brands units sold, the new Little Hermie books open the wonderful world of the Hermie & Friends garden to an entirely new audience.

Author Max Lucado
Isbn 1400318556
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-10-03
Pages 10
Language English
File format PDF

This delightful sequel to best-selling God Gave Us You affirms a parent’s unchanging love for a child and helps little ones accept, appreciate, and love their new siblings. Now that Mama polar bear has another baby in her tummy, Little Cub is bursting with curiosity. “Why do we need a new baby?” she asks. “If we don’t like the new baby, can we send it back?” “Will you forget me when the new baby comes?” Gently and lovingly, Mama and Papa assure their firstborn that the new baby is a gift from God they want very much, just as Little Cub was–and still is. “God gave us you. Now he’s given us two!”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 030773224X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

A sweet and accessible book inspired by a key concept in The Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren, that we are created by God to be loved by God. Little One, God Loves You, written by Amy Warren Hilliker and inspired by the New York Times #1 bestseller The Purpose Driven Life, is a cute and cuddly board book that lets children know God made them solely for the purpose of loving them. Little One, God Loves You: Features sweet animal illustrations children will love Perfect board book for parent-child read-aloud Ideal for children ages 2-5

Author Amy Warren Hilliker
Isbn 031075318X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 14
Language English
File format PDF

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BBC * Esquire * Good Housekeeping * Elle * Real Simple * And more than twenty additional outlets “Staggeringly intimate...Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book.” —Entertainment Weekly “A breathtaking and important book…What a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer’s sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart.” —Cheryl Strayed “Extraordinary...This is a nonfiction literary masterpiece...I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women.” —Elizabeth Gilbert “A revolutionary look at women's desire, this feat of journalism reveals three women who are carnal, brave, and beautifully flawed.” —People (Book of the Week) A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. Lina, a young mother in suburban Indiana whose marriage has lost its passion, reconnects with an old flame through social media and embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student in North Dakota, allegedly engages in a relationship with her married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial turns their quiet community upside down. Sloane, a successful restaurant owner in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. Hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “a riveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance” (The Washington Post), Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics—and topped bestseller lists—worldwide. Based on eight years of immersive research, it is “an astonishing work of literary reportage” (The Atlantic) that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.

Author Lisa Taddeo
Isbn 1451642318
Genre History
Year 2019-07-09
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

Little Pup’s wolf family is on their way to a special reunion—with lots of cousins, games, roasting marshmallows, and fun! As the young wolf thinks about different kinds of families, it’s the perfect opportunity for Mama and Papa to teach their inquisitive child about the families that God brings together. Some families are big and others are small, some are led by grandparents or just one parent, and some families include adopted little ones– yet each family is truly special. Even the members of Little Pup’s pack make up an important role in his family, although they sometimes pester him. Papa gently reminds his son… “We need to love the family God gave us.” A heartwarming and colorful addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, this tale will delight young hearts and help them understand how families of all types reflect God’s unconditional love.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 1601428774
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-10-17
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF