Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Person I Marry from Bower Books TOS Crew Review

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  As the mother of 3 sons I often think about their futures and what their spouses will be like. Nobody ever talked about that with me when I was a child. I try to keep an open dialogue with my boys about the character traits that you want to look for in a potential mate as well as building a good foundation for a healthy and strong marriage filled with love. I wish I would have started this more when they were little, but it is never too late to start. Sometimes it is also helpful to hear of these things from someone other than Mom and it is always helpful to have a hand in teaching these things. I was given the distinct pleasure of reviewing a beautiful book by Bower Books, The Person I Marry is the perfect opener to begin the open dialogue of communication with your kids small or pre-teen. Beautifully written and illustrated by a parent duo of 12 themselves.

  The TOS Crew members chosen for this review were given the E-Book version of The Person I Marry, and let me tell you it was nothing short of spectacular. I have recommended this book more than any other book to all of my friends that have children and I will be ordering it for a baby shower that I have coming up in December. I feel it should be the one of the first books added to that new little someone's library. It is simply never to early to start guiding them in that process of "Who is the right kind of person for me?"

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  Gary and Jan Bower together meld the character traits of the kind of person everyone should look for in their forever mate and the Norman Rockwell type illustrations modeled after their children and grandchildren, that just gives you warm fuzzies from head to toe. Jan's illustrations are rich and deep and present that oil painted feel to them. While Gary's writings of poetry captivate your heart and help teach the children to look for the traits in a person that God would want for them, and the qualities that will create a strong and happy marriage. I believe this book is told in a way that small children understand , yet written so eloquently that the older child to the adult still enjoys reading. All the while instilling good virtues for the reader as well as making them think about their future spouse and marriage.

 I have read this book over and over and truly wish I had found something like this years ago, and as a 32 page hardcover book for only $11.99 is a must have addition to every household's library. The Person I Marry has also earned the distinguished honor of 2010 Christian Small Publisher Association Book of the Year . The neat thing for us about the Bower's Books as they are published right here in Michigan , not far from where we live. There are many other wonderful books written just as sweetly and illustrated in the same wonderful way.

 Be sure to not only check out The Person I Marry but the books from the many series they offer like "Thinking of Others" which includes Tessa's Treasures and 3 other books. The Jingle in My Pocket from the "Bright Futures"series. One of the other series I know my kids and I will be looking into is the Michigan Kid series. They have board books for smaller children as well that include Mommy Love and Daddy Love. Descriptions and Illustrations of all of the Bower's books can be found at their website.
There is sure to be something for everyone on your Christmas list this year.
Please venture over to my fellow TOS Crewmates' blogs and see what their family is saying about Bower Book's Person I Marry.


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