"In the same manner as touching picture books like bestsellers Let
Me Hold You Longer and Love You Forever, I Couldn't Love You More
tells a sweet, loving, yet powerful message: I couldn’t love you more, but
there is someone who does. Through the unique relationship of adorable animals,
the book shares that Christ is always with you and he loves you more than you
can imagine. This engaging picture book combines lovable and irresistible
images with the lyrics from the song (co-written by Jason Ingram and Matt
Hammitt). Matt is lead vocalist for Sanctus Real, a Grammy-nominated Christian
rock band. The song is on Hammitt’s latest album, Every Fallen Tear.
When Matt and his wife, Sarah, were halfway through her pregnancy, they
discovered their son would be born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS),
a rare congenital defect. Matt and Sarah’s son, Bowen, was born on 9/9/10 and
received a huge following through the Hammitt’s blog (bowensheart.com), K-LOVE,
and ABC News. A portion of the proceeds from the book goes to the foundation
the Hammitts’ have started to help parents with children who have this heart
My kids are ages 14, 11, and 9, so they are past the picture book age,
unfortunately. But, this book made me long to pull them into my lap at bedtime
and snuggle up with this precious story. First, let's talk about the
illustrations by the very talented Polona Lovsin...they are absolutely
heartwarming!Bright colors, and happy, cuddly looking animals just invite
little eyes to linger on the pages. Next, Ingram and Hammit's words, which are
also song lyrics tell the child that their parents could not love them any
more...but there is someone who does - Jesus! What a wonderful bedtime story
for a young child - a wonderful way to wrap up a day - letting them know how
very much they are loved, by their parents, and by their Heavenly Father!
Initially, when Tyndale sent this book to me for review, I had planned on
passing it on to my baby niece when I was done since my children are
older...weeeeellll, I love it SO much, that I am saving it for my future
grandchildren! I would definitely recommend this as an addition to any child's
bookshelf. And it is PERFECT for Mother's Day!
Speaking of which...Tyndale is graciously allowing me to give my readers the
opportunity to win a copy of this precious book! The winner will receive one
certificate that can be redeemed at any Christian bookstore (or can be mailed
directly to Tyndale for redemption) in exchange for one free hardback copy of I
Couldn't Love You More by Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt.
This book was provided to me for free by Tyndale in exchange for an honest
review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.