Each person seeks his true self, her sparkle, his gift to the world, her purpose in life. That’s what Maddie, aged 10, was figuring out in London Art Chase, and what I’m still figuring out at 34 years of age. It must be a middle child thing. Another thing we have in common is that we like to draw. At least, I did before I started adulthood.
I realized that I am a stickler for following rules because when someone did what she was not supposed to, I felt uncomfortable. But, I know that stories have that awkward part, the conflict, to create interest and ambience that causes the characters to grow or change as they work through it to get to the resolution.
As a mother, I cannot help but read this children’s book from that perspective. I anticipated how Gloria Glimmer dealt with the situations, the issues her kids are facing and the sorting out of the conflict.
Even if on the surface, the book looked like it was about the lifestyle of the rich and famous; deep inside, the Glimmer family was a family like any other. Planning family adventures together and teaching their children about God & life are some of the things the Glimmer parents do.
I am inspired to:
- Pray as a family
- Pray for the little things
- Pray out our thoughts and feelings
- Have one-on-one talk with each kid to sort out emotions
- Calmly listen
- Ask questions instead of dish out advice
- Apply consequences for disobedience
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes children’s books with Christian values.
Note: I was provided with a free copy by BookLook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.