Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Gabby, God's Little Angel
The angels are a cute bunch of child-like creatures who are still learning how to be angels. In this story, Gabby is given the assignment of being the guardian angel of Sophie, a young girl here on earth. Both Gabby and Sophie are lovable and adorable as well as flighty and clumsy. This combination makes for a charming story of Gabby trying to stay out of trouble while trying to keep Sophie out of trouble.
The truth of the story is from Psalm 91:11, "For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." (NIV). This is a good book to begin teaching young children the truth of God's Word. It is a springboard to the understanding of what angels are and how God uses these "mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word" (Psalm 103:20, NIV). My only concern is that the Bible does not portray angels as young and childlike. After studying the Word, I now see angels are strong, fierce warriors and not flighty little cherubs. I would hope that this book is used to share God's love with young children but not doctrinal truth.
Thomas Nelson has provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.