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Book Review/Giveaway: What is Love by Corine Hyman. Ends Sept 19th

What is Love

What Is Love by Corine Hyman and Illustrated by Daan Yahya

What is Love: A Kid Friendly Interpretation of 1 John 3:11, 16-18 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 & 13

About the Book: What is Love is a Bible based picture book that is designed to help children understand what love is. In the story, twins Kar’Leigh and Kar’Moni have just learned what the Bible says about love. Come join them as they bring to life 1 John 3:11, 16-18 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a & 13 in a way that is easy for children to understand. Each page includes a Bible verse and there are links in the back of the book to download free handwriting pages.


Pages: 26


My Review: In this book twins sisters Kar’Moni and Kar’Leigh shows just how important love is. They learned that they have to start by loving themselves. That is according to 1 John 3:11. “We should love one another”. It shows that when you love, you help those in need and that love is patient and kind. They also learn that love doesn’t brag about what you have to others or envy those who have. Love respects others and keeps no records of the wrongs. I like that every page has a scripture relating to the story.

The only part of the book I really didn’t agree with shows one of the twins with a crystal ball and the page talking about the gift of prophecy. When we have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, we do not need a crystal ball.

The illustrations are bright and colorful which helps tell the story. I recommend this book for Sunday school teaching.


Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.



About the Author: Corine Hyman, Ph.D. is a psychologist in Baltimore, MD where she treats children and adults who experience or may be at risk for trauma due to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. She graduated from Saint Louis University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Dr. Hyman’s clinical work has entailed addressing psychological and social issues that affect children both on the national and international level. These works include being a vital part in the development of The World Health Report 2001 – Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope. Current areas of clinical and research interest include the treating and understanding the long terms impacts of trauma on development, parent-child attachment/engagement and assessment issues.


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Winner is #1 – dericka32

September 3, 2014 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I would love for my children to read this book. This book teaches about love and plus their is scripture to back it up.

    Comment by dericka32 | September 6, 2014 | Reply

  2. I have neices and nephews who woulds love this book !!

    Comment by Terry | September 8, 2014 | Reply

  3. God is Love. Today many can’t even define love. Your book will help teach young and old about the true meaning of Love.

    Comment by Darlene Wetzel | September 10, 2014 | Reply

  4. I think it’s important that the book states that you must first love yourself. I wasn’t told this until I was an adult. I’m glad that there’s a children’s book available that does and furthermore defines God’s everlasting love. We love working on handwriting so I appreciate that the book includes links at the back for handwriting practice sheets. The best part is the incorporation of Bible verses. If we won the book, we’d most likely try to memorize those verses using games. I wonder if the book also includes service learning projects to show love to those in need? Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! It sounds GREAT!

    Comment by Tracey Douglas Masters | September 14, 2014 | Reply

  5. I love that this book is a Bible based picture book that is designed to help children understand what love is. I love reading books about God and love to my children at night before bedtime. God is everything and so is love.

    Comment by Gina Ferrell | September 14, 2014 | Reply

  6. i really love the fact this is a bible based book and it teaches something all children need to learn.

    Comment by stephanie scales campbell | September 14, 2014 | Reply

  7. this is a great review i love that this book is faith based about the bible i would rather my kids and grandson read about books that are about the bible and will teach them how to grow up strong and confident while learning anout scriptures from the bible….thanks for this amazing chance a great blessing thanks…..

    Comment by amy tolley | September 16, 2014 | Reply

  8. I love that there is Bible verse on each page !

    Comment by Marianna Ballard | September 17, 2014 | Reply

  9. Just wanted to stop by and thank Ms. Johnson for the wonderful review and everyone else for showing so much interest in my book. THANK YOU.

    Comment by Books By Corine | September 17, 2014 | Reply

  10. I think it is important this this book talks about the verses and teaches you to love yourself first. I think that is truly what is wrong with a lot of people that they don’t know how to love. I would love to share this with my daughter and then my nieces and nephews.

    Comment by megan tilley | September 18, 2014 | Reply

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