It Will Be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear And Change
by Lisa TerKeurst
5 out of 5 cups of coffee!
You may be thinking that this looks like a children’s book. It does indeed. And, in a sense, it is exactly that. But it really is something much more significant.
This book was suggested to us while we were fostering. We found it to be a really tremendous tool for talking through fear and uncertainty with two small people who really needed to talk about it.
I have read a lot of children’s books and that has only increased as I have moved into the grandparent phase. This book is not a rhyming tongue-twisting farce like Dr. Seuss or a cleverly poetic thing like one of Silverstein’s billy sooks. Rather it is a story of unlikely friends under the watchful eye of someone who cares very deeply about them.
Ms. TerKeurst has crafted this simple story to help us teach kids about God’s faithfulness through our dark and scary times. She has even included for parents a list of Scriptures to memorize with kids that help navigate fear. But the thing that resonates so much with me is that this story is one of deep vulnerability and fear. Unfortunately, that is all too familiar a place for so many children. I wish they all had a handle on the message of this book before they walk through those scary places.
I have rated this book 5 out of 5 cups of coffee because of the tool that it is for beginning conversations about the really hard things in life. I strongly encourage it for all parents and grandparents, but especially those working with kids from hard places.
If you’re interested in this book, you can hear it read by the author here.