Book Review: Smack-Dab In The Middle of God’s Love

Smack-Dab in the Middle of God’s Love
Brennan Manning & John Blase

Willie Juan and Ana are loved by all the children in the little Mexican village of Hopi. The children love to hang out with them and enjoy the delicious sopapillas Ana makes. Ana encourages the children to put a little honey “smack-dab in the middle” of the sopapillas to make them taste even better. As the story goes on, Willie Juan compares God’s love for the children to the sopapillas that completely cover the honey. He tells the children that no matter where they are or what they do, they are always “smack-dab in the middle of God’s love.”

This book has great illustrations and the analogy is great, but I think it might be hard to understand for those unfamiliar with sopapillas. I loved the thought of being smack-dab in the middle of God’s love and had never thought about a sopapilla that way before. It would have been nice to see a better illustration of a sopapilla and possibly a recipe. 🙂

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.


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