Synopsis: Then when you don’t see me anymore, I will be where God is, said Mima, because God loves you and God loves me, ‘All will be well, all will be well, everything will be well.’
Mima is very sick, and just thinking about it makes Julian very sad and very angry. Julian is worried about Mima and wonders if God can hear her or if God cares. So Mima explains to Julian that God loves us and that God can be trusted–even when we are sad or angry. This gentle story of a grandmother’s love for her granddaughter incorporates the timeless wisdom of Julian of Norwich: because of God’s great love for us, all will be well.
Written by Lacy Finn Borgo and beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Evans, All Will Be Well will be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.
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Release Date: 4th October 2022
Genres: Picture Books, Death, Loss, Children’s Books, Religious, Family
Thank you to InterVarsity Press and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: This was so precious, little Julian was sad as her Mima was very sick and she didn’t understand why she wasn’t getting better. Mima would tell her the story of the Julian she was named after a women who cared and helped others and beloved so deeply in God.
This was really sweet and it’s a great book for guidance when you know that a child will lose a loved one, it is delicate and helps them find a physical thing to focus on to know that God is watching them and loves them even during sickness and in death.
I loved the illustrations within this book they were really pretty and I also loved the writing being different sizes and colours throughout to highlight certain words. It’s a really well created book on grief and loss for young children.
I know this isn’t for everyone, religious books aren’t but it is still beautiful, it still tells a sweet story and is a great guidance with really lovely illustrations throughout.
About Author: Lacy Finn Borgo (DMin) teaches and provides spiritual direction with adults and children through Renovaré, Mercy Center Burlingame, and the Companioning Center. She especially loves meeting with children at Haven House, a transitional facility for families without homes. Lacy lives on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains with her people family, four dogs, four cats, two goats, one horse, and assorted chickens.
About Illustrator: Rebecca Evans is an author and illustrator who has worked on more than twenty-four children’s books. She also enjoys teaching art at her local Art Center, publishing artwork with magazines and multiple publishing houses, and sharing her love of literature and art with children. She lives in Maryland and enjoys spending time with her husband and four young children, and working from her home studio.