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Friday, January 6, 2012

The Catholic Company Book Review - Shine: Choices to Make God Smile

Shine: Choices to Make God Smile by Genny Monchamp is a book for young children about the Fruits of the Spirit. Children (as well as adults) are faced with choices and decisions every day. When they choose to exhibit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control, they are shining for God. For each fruit, there is an example of a situation children might face in their daily lives and the solution that makes God happy.

There are two special note sections at the back of the book - one for parents and one for children.

While I didn't find anything over-the-top amazing about this book, I do think young children (ages 4-7) will enjoy the lessons that can be learned, as well as the cute illustrations. It is a good way to introduce children to the Fruits of the Spirit and show them how they can make God happy when they make the right choices in their daily lives.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Shine: Choices to Make God Smile. They are also a great source for a Catechism of the Catholic Church or a Catholic Bible.