Book Review: The Person I Marry and other Bower Family Titles

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When I first saw The Person I Marry I knew I had to get it for my kids.  In fact, I was blown away by all the books I saw on the Bower Family Books website!  Jan Bower’s fabulous artwork makes these books unique among anything that is available on the market for children.  Most importantly, each book clearly and winsomely teaches truths of Scripture to children. The Bower’s have generously offered to give one reader the book of their choice…keep reading to find out how to enter to win!

The Person I Marry gently encourages children to look at character qualities such as kindness and faithfulness when thinking about their future spouse, rather than focusing on externals.  The uplifting text includes several Scripture verses and the luminescent pictures are frame-worthy.  This book would also be an appropriate wedding keepsake gift.  Take a look at this video excerpt from the book and you’ll see why I immediately ordered The Person I Marry along with several other titles from Bower Family Books.


The Person I Marry from Bower Books on Vimeo.

The Jingle in My Pocket is another great children’s title from husband-wife team Gary and Jan Bower.  In this book, children learn all about handling money, including the topics of earning, saving, tithing, giving, spending, borrowing, honesty, and diligence.  There are many words of wisdom from the book of Proverbs included throughout the book, and Jan Bower’s gorgeous illustrations grace every page.  My children loved this book and it was a great and thoroughly biblical introduction to this crucial topic.  Click play to watch a video clip of The Jingle in My Pocket.


The Jingle In My Pocket from Bower Books on Vimeo.

Finally, I adore their Little Lovables baby board books Mommy Love and Daddy Love for ages 0-3.  My baby loves the tender pictures of mommies and daddies caring for their children.  The text speaks of the simple things that parents do every day to show love to their children.  These books make a great baby shower gift and they are among my favorite titles to read to my 1-year-old daughter.  One thing that makes these board books special is that the pictures show families of various ethnicities.


Daddy Love, Mommy Love from Bower Books on Vimeo.

* One reader will be selected using to win the title of their choice from Bower Family Books. To enter, view one of the brief 2 minute videos linked in this post or visit the Bower Family Books website to view their other titles and leave a comment about one book that looks interesting to you. Deadline for entries is Friday, April 27, 2012 at midnight. Winner will be contacted by Monday, May 1st, 2012 and will have three business days to respond with mailing address or a new winner will be chosen.

**If you are viewing this post in an email and don’t see the video players, please click on each video title’s link to view the videos online.

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About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (, providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom ( and CounterCultural School (

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  1. Lisa Anderson says:

    Love them all! So beautiful. I guess I’d pick “The Person I Marry” for my daughter.

  2. All wonderful…great to give as gifts…or to use in a devotions..beautiful pictures…it is hard to choose..I would give the “The Person I Marry” to a sweet 13 year a gift. Then “Daddy’s Love Will Take the Time” would be great for a new father. Also a good choice for Father’s Day.

  3. Christine Smith says:

    “The Person I Marry” would be a nice book to read and give to my children 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to enter!


  4. All four of these books look wonderful – the illustrations are stunning. I love the way The Person I Marry gently shows children the importance of practicing godly habits from an early age…I feel like my reminders fall on deaf ears many times. The devil whispers lies to make us weary in well-doing, but we have beautiful promises from the Lord of the blessings of obedience!

  5. I like them all and would be happy for any of them. Maybe Daddy Love would make a nice Father’s Day gift for my son with young children (his youngest child was born on Father’s Day, and she will turn two this June).

    Grandma Tea

  6. I love The Person I Marry – what a beautiful book. Also the Mommy Love and Daddy Love books are wonderful. I love the way they are presented on the website as well. It gives such a good picture of what the books actually have to say.

  7. “The Person I Marry” is such a sweet book. The illustrations are art and the words powerful. Thank you for writing this precious keepsake!