“This story begins smack-dab in the middle. Smack-dab. Isn’t that a great word? Say it a couple of times. It means “precisely in the center.” -like your nose is mack-dab on your face. Well, that’s where this story begins… smack-dab in the middle.”

First, I just need to tell you how much I love that phrase.

“Smack dab in the middle of God’s love.”

My heart just fills with joy as I read and say that. And is the exact thing I want my children to remember at all times.

I was so thrilled to see this new book written by Brennan Manning and published by Tommy Nelson…

 We all need more reminders of just how much God loves us and sharing these with our children is even more important! This beautifully illustrated book does just that!

This book travels to a Mexican village called Hopi where a childless couple shares the love of God while answering a little boy’s questions. They discover God’s love everywhere – and that they are smack-dab in the middle of it!

What a wonderful way to share the love of God with the children in your life, especially if they love colorful storybooks like our boys! Manning’s book is intended for children ages 4-8, but our three-year-old loved it as well.

This hardcover book is available for less than $11 on Amazon – what a great gift idea!

OR you could enter to win your very own right here! Just leave a comment answering this question…

What uncommon places do you find yourself “Smack Dab in the Middle” of God’s love?


This giveaway will be open until 9:00 p.m. CST Monday, October 31st. One random winner will be chosen and announced the next day!


*I received a copy of this book to review from Tommy Nelson. I was not compensated in any other way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own!

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