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October 7, 2015

Wee Read Wednesday: GIVEAWAY Win or Lose I Love You {Lysa TerKeurst}

Wee Read Wednesday: GIVEAWAY Win or Lose I Love You {Lysa TerKeurst}
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!
  
My Thoughts:
We live in such a competitive world, and it seems like our kids are under so much pressure to always be the best. Unfortunately, parents have only fueled the fire of being perfect all the time. We have pushed our kids to be number one, and have somehow forgotten that so many times it is more about having fun that just winning.

When our kids don’t win it can be hard to still be positive and encouraging to them, but Winor Lose I Love You is a great book for teaching kids that even when they don’t win, we still love them no matter what.

Throughout this book kids get to learn the proper way to both win and lose, but they also get to see what being nice and working together can accomplish. This book emphasizes the simple truth that we always love our kids, even when they aren’t in first place.

My kids had so much fun with this book. Not only did they enjoy the story but I also found them working through their own version of the forest games. I know they are going to enjoy this book for years to come.
   
About the Author:
Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes. She is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.

Giveway:

Tommy Nelson is giving one of my readers their own copy of Win or Lose I Love You. Just use the widget below to get entered. Giveaway will close Monday, October 12th at 5:00pm CST. Good luck!