Ok, so I am biased. Let me just get it out there.
But, that doesn’t change the fact that my wife Melissa’s new kids book, His Grace is Enough: How God Makes It Right When We’ve Got it Wrong (Good Book Company, 2022), is really something special. It released yesterday, and I could not be more excited.
In addition to the really fun drawings—the artist, Isobel Lundie, also did Melissa’s prior kids book, Wherever You Go—this book is unique because it tackles a question that so few children’s books address. It helps children understand what to do when they do wrong things.
Every child will find themselves doing things they know they shouldn’t do. And (like all of us) they often try to compensate for it by good works—they take out the trash, mow the lawn, be extra nice to their siblings. But, in the end, only the cleansing work of Christ can solve our sin problem.
So while so many kids books tend to focus on moral lessons (which is fine), this book takes children straight back to the gospel of grace.
One stanza from the book captures the message so well:
But please don’t despair,
There’s Good News, I say!
Whatever you do,
God’s grace makes a way
Yes, His grace is enough,
It’s so BIG and so FREE,
His grace is enough,
Both for you, and for me
Here are the endorsements:
“These are the truths I want deep in my children’s hearts, as well as my own! With lyrical lines and beautiful illustrations, Melissa explains the concept of grace in a way that’s memorable and easy to understand for children. It’s so catchy, you’ll find yourself chanting the lines all throughout your day.”
Laura Wifler, Co-Founder, Risen Motherhood; Author, Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer
“A delightful way to unpack the grace of God with the kids in your life—it makes deep truths accessible for young and not so young hearts alike.”
Ruth Chou Simmons, Author; Artist; Founder, gracelaced.com
“A lovely explanation of God’s grace that every child (and grown-up!) can understand.”
Bob Hartman, Songwriter and storyteller; Author, The Prisoners, the Earthquake and the Midnight Song
“Melissa offers big truths to small people in a book that will both teach and delight. Here is a message of grace-covered failures and grace-fueled obedience that bears repeating, for children and parents alike. Good news for all from cover to cover.”
Jen Wilkin, Author; Bible Teacher
For all parents out there who want to teach their kids the gospel (and we all do), this will be a great resource. You can pick up a copy here!