Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I'm Not Afraid by Lee Ann Mancini (Children's book)

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I'm Not Afraid is a book about sea kids that live in the “coralhood.” Two friends go to the Undersea Amusement Park together. While excitement is in the air, so is fear. 

Lee Ann helps children understand they need to trust Jesus when they are afraid. 

Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp have created an underwater world that explodes with color, drawing the children into the captivating story.

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About the Author: 

Lee Ann was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Aurora, Ohio. She graduated from Aurora High in 1976 and moved to Florida in 1978. 
Lee Ann Mancini graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Regent University (1990), a Masters in Biblical and Theology Studies from Knox Seminary, Magna Cum Laude (2014), and a Masters in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Cum Laude (2014). Lee Ann also received her certificate of completion from the Ravi School of Apologetics (2011).

Lee Ann is currently an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She is also an award-winning, Christian children's author. She has taught Bible Study for over 10 years and has been an active community volunteer/​leader for over 20 years.

My Take:
My daughter and I read this book together and she really enjoyed it. We have actually read it through several times. It is a fun story about two under sea friends who go together to an amusement park. One of them is afraid to ride the roller coaster and keeps making excuses not to ride, while all the time claiming not to be afraid. Finally, after a quick call to her mom and some great advice, she gathers up her courage and gets on. When her fear flares up, she prays "Please, Jesus, help me not to be afraid and keep me safe. Amen" 

The moral of the story is to ask God to help us when we are afraid, no matter what it is. He gives courage to do what we need to do. 

We enjoyed this book. The pages are illustrated in bright beautiful, very colorful illustrations. Overall the book ran smoothly, there was one place though I felt like there was just a small gap in the story line. Of course, a child probably would never notice. 

I am thankful for Book Crash providing me a copy of this book for review. I was only required to give my honest opinion. 

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