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.
What you need to know about this book is that these two ladies have been through some stuff in trying to love and care for and raise kids from hard places. But their experience is built upon some incredible advances in brain science that underscore the tremendous impact of trauma on a child. But it also highlights the astounding power of human connection that can repair so much of the trauma impact upon us all.
There’s nothing that anchors a sermon in the memory like a powerful visual. The most memorable messages I’ve ever come up with have had some kind of visible example. It’s not the object itself that matters so much. It simply ties the significance of the message to a familiar item. It’s not a new idea. […]