“Little friends, someday when you are in heaven, what do you think Abba will ask you?”

This question asked by Willie Juan (the main character in Smack Dab in the Middle of God’s Love by Brennan Manning and John Blase) to a group of children gathered on a summer afternoon at his house.

The children answer his question in turns and put words to some of humankind’s most basic questions about God and his love.  Willie Juan answers all their questions with a variation of the fact that we are all, “Smack dab in the middle of God’s love.”

I found this book to be a heartwarming tale of a God who loves us beyond our mistakes and shortcomings and the human response to such love.  The illustrations were colorful and cheerful and I would recommend this book to anyone with kids or to someone who needs a reminder of a God who loves us vehemently.

Thank you to Book Sneeze for giving me a chance to review this book.  These opinons are my own.

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