I just had the opportunity to review Win or Lose, I Love You! by Lysa Terkeurst. (And thanks to help from a lot of you, I was able to get my blog readers up around 300 which has allowed me to review two books at the same time! Thank you!) I received this book for free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.
A mother of five, Lysa introduces this book with a story about her own daughter who lost a race for office at school. As a fellow mother, I have often found myself faced with how to properly teach my children how to be good winners and more important good losers. This book was designed to help me do just that.
I had no idea when I requested this book, that Lysa Terkeurst was the same Lysa Terkeurst from the book The Best Yes! Recommended by friend Stebbs, this was a book I thoroughly enjoyed helping learn the art of saying yes but especially having the freedom to say no.
Competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn impactful lessons. This delightful book is full of beautiful and colorful illustrations and follows the story of Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, and Coyote, and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu's forest.
Following the story is a page featuring "10 Biblical Words of Wisdom Whether You Win or Lose". These are scriptures to go over with your children -- backing up the concept of being a good loser, a good winner, and a good friend.
This delightful story will help teach your children how to 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, now how they play. I am so excited to add this book to our family's library and know that you will love having it in your own library too.