Friday, December 11, 2015

Book Nook: Win or Lose, I Love You!

Competition can be a great way to have some fun and learn, but it can also lead to people being over-competitive and having poor sportsmanship.  Win or Lose, I Love You!  by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, follows Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, Coyote and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu's forest. But as the animals soon find out, not everyone can win. Sore losers, unkind winners, flaring tempers, and a few tears are taking the fun straight out of Field Day.

I had a chance to review the book, and it's a good way to start a discussion about how one can win or lose with grace and dignity - to be proud of performance whether it was the best of the group or not, to be gracious winners, to treat others fairly, and to be happy for those who succeed. Win or Lose, I Love You! will show children that, no matter what, their value is tied to who they are, not how they play.

Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave,  Unglued, and The Best Yes. She isn't shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But she's been learning God's lessons and sharing them on her blog ( and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.

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