I can't tell you how excited I was to be able to review God Gave Us Two. I have been such a fan of the books that Lisa Tawn Bergren has put out so far. My family's favorite by far is the God Gave Us So Much Treasury. The illustrations that Laura J. Bryant does are just darling.
So after reading God Gave Us Two, I was really let down. I guess I just really felt like the title was misleading. I don't personally have two children, but if I did and bought this for my child while expecting I would have been disappointed even more. No where in title or illustration does it hint at the idea of twins. So when reaching the end of the book and finding out it was twins and not a second child I was kind of shocked. It would have been better titled God Gave Us Three or something along those lines.
Although this book encourages your child that they still have a place in your family after the baby comes, I felt like something was just so different about this book compared to her last ones. I felt like the focus was being taken from God to a focus on only the child.
Overall, I was plain disappointed. One bad book does not a bad author make. I'd continue to recommend Bergren's books to family and friends, but sadly leaving this one out.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.