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Books on Being Gentle

IMG_2559Book summaries originally from Amazon web page. We Choose Virtues has not personally read all of these books. 

This months virtue is I am Gentle! Here is a list of books about being gentle that can teach you and your children how live out this virtue in your everyday life. Be Gentle

By Virginia Miller

"Be Gentle!" is the perfect book for toddlers learning the intricacies of proper social behavior. This book is my two year old's favorite because he knows many of the words. He has heard the phrase "be gentle" many times since the birth of his little sister, and this book helps him to truly understand what that means. He also gets excited because the book uses familiar objects such as a swing, a red wagon, and a drum in the storyline so he can sympathize with the characters. A great book for new, young siblings.  

Tails Are Not for Pulling

By Elizabeth Verdick

 If pets could talk, what would they say? Maybe “Fur is for petting, backs are for scratching, noses are for nuzzling . . . and tails are not for pulling!” Toddlers and pets belong together—as long as toddlers don’t chase, grab, squeeze, yank, and tease. In simple words and delightful illustrations, this book teaches the basics of kindness to animals: careful handling, awareness, safety, and respect. It also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.  

Be Gentle With the Dog Dear

By Matthew Baek

 Baby Elisa loves Tag, the family dog. She loves to squeeze him, and pull his tail, and tackle him. Tag loves Elisa too—especially when she’s sleeping. Elisa’s parents tell her, “You must be gentle with the dog, dear.” But this is easier said than done. What’s a good dog to do? With spare, pithy text and laugh-out-loud illustrations, debut author/illustrator Matthew J. Baek brilliantly captures the warmth, frustration, and rampant comedy of life with a toddler and the object of her delight. Whether the pursued or the pursuer, any kid with a pet or sibling will love this tale of two characters who share a true regard, and learn— with much hilarity along the way—the right way to show it.  

Gentleness: Cultivating Spirit-Given Character

By Calvin Miller

 Best-selling author Calvin Miller has written an in-depth, biblically based study on the Fruits of the Spirits (Galatians 5:22). This unique study guide can be used as a personal study or in a small group setting. Features include: Lesson overview of each 6-week study Questions for reflection Character studies Bonus parable study Questions for small group discussion  

A Little Book of Manners: Courtesy & Kindness for Young Ladies

By Emilie Barnes

Emilie Barnes introduces children to good manners. Fascinating facts explain why we follow certain rules, and helpful hints demonstrate courtesy in a child-friendly way.

Fruit Of The Spirit For Children

By David Walters

 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. We are going to look at these nine fruits and see how they can grow in our lives

The Crippled Lamb

By Max Lucado, Jenna Lucado, Liz Bonham

In this timeless best selling children's book by acclaimed author Max Lucado, young readers will experience the tender love God has for those who feel alone and different. The Crippled Lamb is Joshua, a lamb with a crippled leg who felt left out because he couldn’t run and... Read More
  • tammy cordery says...

    The books about being gentle are great. I think I would like to get some of them to do with my kids. Thank you.

    On June 09, 2014

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