Friday, October 30, 2015

#MMBBR Review: Win or Lose I Love You by Lysa Terkeurst @LysaTerKeurst

Win or lose, one thing that's true . . . No matter what, I love you! Competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn impactful life lessons. That's why it's so important for kids to understand how to handle winning and losing! Join Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, Coyote and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu's forest. But as the animals soon find out, not everyone can win. Sore losers, unkind winners, flaring tempers, and a few tears are taking the fun straight out of Field Day! Just like Lulu and Max help the animals navigate the ups and downs of the day, with Win or Lose, I Love You parents will be equipped to help children: Replace the selfish characteristics of competition with an understanding of how to treat others fairly. Overcome the tendency to display poor sportsmanship by using Biblical truths to develop a Christ-like attitude. Reject the labels of winning and losing and embrace that they are loved no matter how they perform. Win or Lose, I Love You will show your child that, no matter what, their value is tied to who they are, not how they play!

Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times best-selling author of The Best YesUngluedMade to Crave, and 16 other books.
As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her team have led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey through daily online devotionals, radio programs, online Bible studies, speaker/writing training, and more.
Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as Focus on the Family and CNN online. Additionally, she has appeared on the Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.
Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at more than 40 events across North America, including the Women of Joy Conferences and the Catalyst Leadership Conference. She has a passion for equipping women to share their stories for God’s glory through Proverbs 31 Ministries’ annual She Speaks Conference and writer training program, COMPEL: Words That Move People.
Lysa’s personal adventure of following God captured national media attention when she and her husband adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa. They never imagined their decision would start a chain reaction within their community, which inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage! Lysa’s amazing story led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey ShowGood Morning AmericaThe 700 ClubUSA Today newspaper, Woman’s Day magazine, and Focus on the Familyradio.

As a mother we are going to watch our kids win and lose...we will see them handle the situation well and, at times, poorly.  In Win or Lose I Love You you get to see the way that competition can affect people (or animals in this case).  I loved this book because there were so many talking points to help children see the effect of their behavior after a win or loss.  It teaches children how to celebrate while still being concerned about others feelings, as well as how being a poor sport makes somebody look to others.  Children in today's times feel like they need to win everything and that losing is the end of the world.  But there is so much to learn when you lose, valuable lessons and character building opportunities.  But it is also important to know that you are winning when you take others feelings into consideration when in a competitive situation.  In addition to this amazing story that all kids will love, the illustrations are also beautiful!  What a wonderful story!  5 stars


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