Defenders of the Family, by Benjamin Hyrum White, has quickly become one of my children’s favorite books. The first appeal for my boys was, of course, the picture images of super heroes. What little boy or girl doesn’t want to be able to be a hero?
The pictures throughout the book, done by Jay Fontano, are fun and easy to comprehend, and bring excitement to learning about how we can all be defenders of the family.
I love this book because it takes the principles and doctrines from The Family: A Proclamation to the World, and puts them into language that children can grasp. The topics range from God’s Plan of Happiness, to gender, to marriage and children, to ways to follow Jesus Christ, to spousal partnership, to families being together forever, and more.
We have read this book at bed time many times since receiving our copy, and it will be a favorite for a long time, I am sure. The best children’s books are not only entertaining, but also filled with little lessons for children and adults alike. This is one of those books. LDS or not, if you want you and your children to be defenders of the family, check this out.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the book:
Defenders of the Family, assemble! God’s magnificent plan for us rests upon the strength of the family. In this engaging children’s book, discover the roles and teachings needed to unite your family, from devoted parents to extended members, all centered on the power of the gospel. Help your children see their families as they can be: incredible, empowered, eternal followers of Jesus.
About the author:
Ben began an epic comic book collection as a boy and always cheered for the good guys like Spider-man. He developed his superpower of dancing and met his beautiful wife Keenan at BYU while part of the International Folk Dance Ensemble. They now live in Utah Valley with their five children where he teaches seminary. Ben enjoys dates with his wife, cheering on sports teams with his sons, and having dance parties in the driveway with his girls. He is also the author of the children’s book “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission.” He has also authored two more books: “10 Questions to Answer While Preparing for a Mission” and “10 Questions to Answer After Serving a Mission.”