> Bless Their Hearts Mom: Children's Book Review: Your Magnificent Chooser by John Ortberg, Illus by Robert Dunn
Friday, February 24, 2017

Children's Book Review: Your Magnificent Chooser by John Ortberg, Illus by Robert Dunn

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Tyndale House Publishers, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own.


It hardly seems like it should be Easter already!

And while it isn't QUITE here yet, it is time to start thinking about helping ol EB out when it comes to stocking the baskets full of NON-sugary items for the kiddos!

Here is a new book that is PERFECT for including in the basket this Spring!

Your Magnificent Chooser 1 cover


We all have choices to make every day, even the youngest children. The choices we make play a large part in forming who we grow to be as adults. For kids, those choices can include whether to be obedient or disobedient, to share or be selfish, to have a good attitude or not, and more. John Ortberg addresses the ability to choose in a whimsical way by inviting children to use their “magnificent chooser” that God gave them to make right choices daily. Parents will love reading this book to their kids, and kids will enjoy the content while learning lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Your Magnificent Chooser 3


This is a LOVELY book that really gets at what kids can understand. THEY make choices every day. And those choices can be good or bad, and have consequences-many of which they can deal with, but some they can't/ But this book shows them that God has the ultimate chooser, and if you can't decide what to do, then asking God is always the best option!

Your Magnificent Chooser 2

This is a lovely book, perfect for Easter giving, as it goes along with the choices that Jesus made, and how we still have that free will because of it. Aimed at kids ages 3-8, this book would really work even for older kids. Miss Grace thought it was quite cute, showing God as a type of balloon always hovering over us, and we had a lively discussion after reading the book about making decisions! So, I would say that it really is a family book for the under teen ages! We highly recommend it as well!

Your Magnificent Chooser 1

About the Author:

John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church, an author, and a speaker. John's teaching centers around our everyday life with God and how God cares more about who we are becoming than what we do. He has written books on spiritual formation including, The Life You've Always Wanted, Faith and Doubt, Who is This Man?, and Soul Keeping.

Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, John graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in psychology. He holds a master of divinity and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary.  Prior to joining Menlo Church, John served as teaching pastor at Chicago's Willow Creek Community Church. John is a member of the board of trustees at Fuller Seminary and the board for the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and he has served on the board of Christianity Today International. 

About the Illustrator:

Based In Scotland, Robert works as a freelance Illustrator for the children's book industry. Between commissions he spends much of his time working on a way to suck the images out of his head in as quick and painless a way as possible.... You might recognize those images from Bedtime Read and Rhyme or The Littlest Bunny Lives in....(city)!

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