Review: Jesus Loves You

Along the Way

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Gentle Reader,

Many are familiar with Robert Munsch’s famous book, Love You Forever. What those many may not know, however, is that Munsch drew those lines out of a deep well of grief:

I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing.

Like Munsch, Christine Topijan invites us to sing with her, and this song is equally bittersweet. Jesus Loves You!, though written in a simple children’s format (the book is only 13 pages long), is a story that every adult can appreciate. Topijan reminds us of the bitter moments – that first…

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