Monday, October 17, 2016

Defenders of the Family by Benjamin Hyrum White

Welcome to Middle Grade Monday! Today I am taking part in the blog tour for Benjamin Hyrum White's book, Defenders of the Family!

About the book-
Defenders of the Family, assemble! God’s magnificent plan for us rests upon the strength of the family. In this engaging children’s book, discover the roles and teachings needed to unite your family, from devoted parents to extended members, all centered on the power of the gospel. Help your children see their families as they can be: incredible, empowered, eternal followers of Jesus.
My Thoughts-
This is a delightful, middle-grade read told as a super hero graphic novel/comic book. The tone is easily set as a Christian based book, specifically LDS. The journey begins with the definition of what defender means and then goes into the importance of family and protecting it from harm or danger. I enjoyed the big, colorful illustrations and the easy language. Families are shown in many shapes and forms, cultures and circumstances. My favorite part is the recognition of modern families where, "sometimes dads may nurture and moms might provide for the family's needs," but in all, "Fathers and Mothers are partners, working side by side together...".
The book is based on the LDS church's- The Family: A Proclamation to the World. A document describing the importance of family and individual worth.

This fun book is easy to understand, with pictures that supplement the message, and definitions to explain concepts to children. I like what this book stands for and how important its message is to families today. 5 stars!

About the Author-

Ben began an epic comic book collection as a boy and always cheered for the good guys like Spider-man. He developed his superpower of dancing and met his beautiful wife Keenan at BYU while part of the International Folk Dance Ensemble. They now live in Utah Valley with their five children where he teaches seminary. Ben enjoys dates with his wife, cheering on sports teams with his sons, and having dance parties in the driveway with his girls. He is also the author of the children’s book “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission.” He has also authored two more books: “10 Questions to Answer While Preparing for a Mission” and “10 Questions to Answer After Serving a Mission.”

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