Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Smack-Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God’s Love
Brennan Manning and John Blase
Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
Published by Thomas Nelson Publishers
Source: Review copy from BookSneeze

Smack-Dab in the middle, right where we need to be, in the center of God’s love! Smack-Dab means “precisely in the center”, what a fun word and concept to illustrate in a children’s book. A story of Wille Juan and his wife Ana in a Mexican Village called Hopi, surrounded by children eager to spend time with the couple and learn from them. Unable to have children of their own, yet surrounded by the neighboring kids who come around to eat Ana’s famous sopapillas. While visiting and eating Wille Juan asks the children questions to get them thinking about God and heaven. The children share stories of the things they have done for God and how they will recall those to Abba when they get to heaven. How big is God’s love that each child is recognized and encouraged and loved from smack-dab in the middle of God’s heart.

Delightful children’s story about God’s great love for each of us. Beautifully illustrated and detailed. Love the array of children from all walks of life, drawn to Ana and Wille Juan’s home by the love of God they show to the children.  Smack Dab in the middle is sure fun to say, and a great way for kids to remember how God loves them.
I received a copy of this book from Book Sneeze in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I almost choice this book to review also. I'm glad it is a wonderful read. The illustration is beautiful.

  2. Just the front cover makes me want to pick it up! I love it. Great review.