HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: The Light
Author: Robert Jones
Publisher: Healthy Life Press LLC, 2018
Related website(s): http://www.healthylifepress.com
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: Ages 3-6
Rating: ***** 5 stars
(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Jones, Robert. The Light (published in 2018 by Healthy Life Press, Bristol, VA). One of the basic questions of life that all people, even small children, ask at one time or another is “Why am I here?” Sometimes we are reminded by beauty or kindness. However, at other times storms come, and there are clouds. “Through it all, the Light shines.” This book is intended as the beginning of an important conversation for a parent to have with a child about the wonders of being alive and the spiritual life. The text is accompanied by illustrations of the beauty in our world and the love and kindness that exist within us and all around us.
Author Robert Jones said that he drafted the book originally as a goodnight prayer of sorts for his daughters, ages six and three, to offer answers to questions which they began asking, such as “Why am I here?”, and “Is there something more?” He hopes that it will serve in some small way to help parents and children to embark on a spiritual journey together by providing a message that will strike the right balance between basic answers and encouragement of children’s natural curiosity. “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the Light of the world…” (John 8:12). The Light is an excellent thought provoker for youngsters.