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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Review: I Couldn't Love You More By Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt and GIVEAWAY



Published by Tyndale Kids
Release Date: April 2012
Number of Pages: 32
How I Got This Book: ARC from Tyndale
My Rating: 5/5

Amazon Summary:

"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 condition."
My review:
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.



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5 comments:

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

I'm not a parent but I babysit a LOT and I tend to show love by doing just that, a hug, snuggle, or kiss. My niece has finally started saying "duv ou" and it's adorable she also loves "huks" and "isses" I would love to win this book for her as she adores all books!
gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

Stepping Out of the Page said...

How sweet! I know a lot of kids who will love this book. I know some people who would definitely want a copy. Thanks for the great review!

New to your blog - love your colourful theme :)
Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

Totally Booked Solid said...

I love little Alexis bunches, I try to tell her every day more than once of course. I show her my love by taking time to read with her . She really enjoys it mrstcalnan@gmail.com

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG I would so love this. My little girl is 5 months old.

I show her I love her by covering her in kisses.
I'm Hispanic and very physically affectionate.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

PS On Mother's Day I kept crying and thanking God for making me a mama. I don't think I could love my little one anymore either.

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