Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Day the World Went Wacky by Janine Suter {plus the Puzzle Globe}

Oh, yeah!  

It's PARTY TIME again!

A Twitter Party, that is...

After my review, I will give details about this WACKY Twitter Party coming your way.

So, what's all this craziness about?!

I'm so glad you asked.

Well, recently my son and I were blessed with the privilege of reading Janine Suter's description of why there is pain and suffering and evil in this world if our God is so good.

In her book The Day the World Went Wacky, Suter crafts a creative retelling of the entrance of sin into the world via Adam and Eve and the effect sin has had on this world since then.  Biblical truths set to rhyme in a way that children can begin to grasp these deep, foundational facts are accompanied by clever illustrations by Richard Gunther.

As we read this book together, my son laughed and then at one point he got serious.  After we finished it, I asked him what he thought of it.  He said he liked it.  

I asked him to show me some of his favorite parts 
and tell me why.  

He said his favorite picture was this one:
His reason? "Because Adam looks cool and Eve looks pretty."

I asked him if there were any parts he did not like.  

He said this part made him sad:
His reason? "Because all of those people are stuck in sin.  That makes me sad."

But then he said this part made him happy again: 
His reason? "Because all of the people that were stuck in sin and sad are happy now since Jesus gave them new life."

So, I think this review courtesy of 
my six year old son speaks for itself.  
What do you think? 

Now, another special treat!!! 
The Puzzle Globe
Here's a pictorial tour of me constructing this. 
Each piece is numbered and has an arrow to indicate where the next one goes.

Thank goodness for the instruction page to start me off.

Once constructed, it says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
Hmmm...missing piece!
Do you notice what the missing piece is here?
While constructing this globe, I prayed for God to reveal to me a way in which I could use it to have a conversation about Him with others. When I got to this point in my assembly of the globe, something stood out to me like a sore thumb.
In the beginning...GOD...

He is the missing piece that connects us forever to His family.
Not a coincidence that He (God) is the missing piece in the lives of many people in this world.  Thankfully they don't have to remain separated from Him forever. Belief in His Son, Jesus Christ, and the work done by Him on the cross on our behalf is enough to put all the pieces together in our world and join us eternally with our Heavenly Father.

Squeezing in the last couple of pieces...
I am so thankful that creating and sustaining the earth was not and is not my responsibility!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

(Click HERE to read Michelle's post that gives 
a great description of how to participate in a Twitter Party.)
Date: Tuesday, February 21st
Time: 8pm CST
Hashtags: #TeachtheTruth (entire party), 
(to check-in & say Hi when you first join the party)
Who to follow on Twitter: @MasterBooks4u & @mamahall
Prizes!!! The Day the World Went Wacky by Janine Suter
Noahs Ark Floating Animal Park by Janine Suter
The Not So Super Skyscraper by Janine Suter
The Puzzle Globe

Spread the word and come join us!!!

Disclaimer: I received this book and puzzle globe for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.


Vera said...

Great writing and expression. A fantastic job of showing the puzzle glow and the insight you have into it's meaning.

Haelie said...

Thanks so much, Vera! Glad to know my perspective came across the way I had hoped. :o)

Steph @ MomKaboodle said...

What a fabulous review, Haelie! I especially liked the piece that was missing. =)