This Christian book by Phil Vischer is published by Thomas Nelson Publishers and is written for kids ages 4 to 10. The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness.
Two pigs, disciplined Norman and disorganized Sidney, live next door to each other. One day, God asks to meet with them. While Norman can't wait to hear all the good things God will tell him, Sidney is in a panic. He's afraid he's going to be punished for something. When Norman goes to see God, God tells him that He loves Norman. Then He lets Norman know that he is prideful and shouldn't look down on those who are not as gifted as he is. When Sidney goes to visit God, God tells him that He loves him and nothing more. From that day forward, both pigs change their outlook on life. Norman learns to be humble, and Sidney feels more competent because God's love for him is not based on whether he does everything perfectly.
God's love isn't based on human activities or abilities. He loves because He chooses to love each person.
God is the authority figure, and both pigs acknowledge it.
If your children have read this book or someone has read it to them, consider these discussion topics:
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