Monday, December 30, 2019

"don't blame the mud"

Don't Blame the Mud: Only Jesus Makes Us Clean
"Don't Blame the Mud: only Jesus makes us clean" is such a fun book that has a wonderful message!  My kids loved this book and I love the lesson that they were learning while reading it.
Max, like most boys and honestly girls as well, knows that he is supposed to keep his school clothes clean; however he cannot help himself when he is walking home from school and sees the mud.  The mud that he decided to walk through in a kind of maze.  Thinking he can sneak in and have his parents from finding out does not work as the mud leaves tracks and while Max is able to clean off some of the mud, not all of it will come out as it leaves a mark or stain.  This illustrated how the sin inside of us leaves a stain and cannot be completely cleaned by us alone, but only through Jesus cleansing our hearts after we believe on Him.
The author, Marty Machowski, does an incredible job with presenting this story and presenting the message in a way that is easily understood by children and enjoyable to read so that children want to read this book.  I love the illustrations as they are very well done and go along well with the text.  I highly recommend this book!

*Thanks to New Growth Press via Netgalley for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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