Tuesday, May 8, 2018

I Can Only Imagine - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

Encourage your children’s sense of wonder and faith with I Can Only Imagine, inspired by the hit song by MercyMe. This beautiful picture book will capture your family’s childlike faith and imagination. 

I Can Only Imagine asks questions a child might ask and invites families to wonder together: What is heaven like? What does God do? What would it be like to spend a day with Jesus? Children will see that although experiencing the glory of heaven may be far off, we can enjoy a friendship with Jesus every day - right here on earth. Whimsical, playful illustrations and thought-provoking questions make this a book that families will cherish.

My Review:

Bart Millard is a founding member and lead singer of the multi-platinum selling contemporary Christian band MercyMe.  If you're not familiar with him that way, you may recall the recent film based upon the story behind his song, I Can Only Imagine.  (Great movie, by the way!)

I've sometimes imagined what it would be like when I get to Heaven.  I don't fangirl on anyone but I totally want a selfie with Jesus.  I'm sure I'll be speechless or stuttering, in awe of His glory.

Anyway, back to the book....

I Can Only Imagine is a hardcover book for young children.  The writing style is in rhythmic form.  The front has a "To:, From: Date:" page.  Some questions and curiosities in the book include:
Do the houses in heaven have big rooms and spaces?
Surely the music in heaven will be grand.
When I get to heaven, can I sit on God's knee?

In the end, we are reminded that we don't have to wait to spend time with God.  He's here in our heart and never leaves.


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I received book for review from Tommy Nelson.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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25 comments:

Peggy said...

I have not seen the movie yet

Lauren said...

I have heard the song, but have not seen the movie yet.

Gina Ferrell said...

I've heard the song I Can Imagine but I can't wait to see the movie.

aperry said...

I have not heard the song & I have not seen the movie.

bison61 said...

no I have never seen or hear the song

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Ken Ohl said...

My wife and I went out to see this movie loved it

Leela said...

I've never heard of it.

tarter95 said...

I have heard the song, but not seen the movie.

Pam said...

I know the song well, but have yet to see the movie.

Shelly Leatham said...

I love the song and have seen the movie!

LeAnn Harbert said...

I've heard the song but haven't seen the movie yet.

Julie Waldron said...

I've heard the song and seen the movie. It was really good.

Jana Leah B said...

I've heard the song.

Stephanie said...

I saw the movie and I really enjoyed it.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Sounds like the kind of book my kids would have loved!

Annmarie Weeks said...

I haven't heard of either the film or the song.

Shakeia Rieux said...

I haven’t heard the song or seen the movie.

Tiffany Rotulo said...

No I have not heard of this book or the film

A GAL NEEDS said...

I love the song, but am not familiar with the book or movie. It would be great to check both out!

Darlene said...

I have never seen the film or heard the song of I Can Only Imagine.

Edye Nicole said...

I have both! :D

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JJAY100 said...

I have heard the song but not the movie.

wen budro said...

I have seen the film. I really enjoyed it. The movie was inspirational.

sherylssg said...

I haven't seen the movie and I don't believe I have heard the song either.

Cassandra D. said...

I have seen the movie and it was good.