Monday, September 12, 2011

“Smack Dab in the Middle of God’s Love” by, Brennan Manning and John Blase

“Smack Dab in the Middle of God’s Love” is a children’s book written by Brennan Manning and John Blase. This is a cute book that relates everything to being smack dab in the middle. You will love the characters Willie Juan and his wife Ana who makes the best sopapillas in the little Mexican village called Hopi. I have never had a sopapilla before but it makes me want to look up the recipe and make them the next time I read this book. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to understand this book because it will be a fun read aloud. Not only is the story wonderful but the illustrations by Nicole Tadgell are very colorful, lively, and help to tell the story of God’s love. When the kids in the book are asked questions they are answered in a way in which children will understand and in a way that real children would respond. The authors and the illustrator have done a marvelous job and I would highly recommend this book to anyone with children or just have a love for picture books. I received a free e-book copy of this book for an honest review through the publishers at