You Are Special Hardcover – Jun 30 1997
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More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy. --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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This book ends with the ritual thoughts of mankind: "What are other thinking of me?" or "Am I special to anyone in this world?" It expands the persuasive emotions of being love by Someone that sometimes in this fast-going world we forget to give a minute of our thoughts. It opens the door to be more spiritual and less skeptical.
Also, this book is really easy to follow because the language is simple. The illustrations are GREAT!! It really give a feel to the story.
Beside the Book of Mormon and the Bible, this book has tought me that indeed God love me and that He exists. To me, personally, there is no greater reward or medal in this world that God's love because He created me, a simple person in the immense world.
The money you spent in this book will be worth it.
p.s. GOD LOVE YOU & ME.
I recommend this for all people, whether they have families or not, because it's a simple, fun tale, written in an engaging style with beautiful illustrations that conveys a concept that is important to all of us.
The story is about a land where beautiful people receive stars, and those not-so-beautiful people receive spots. The Stars naturally all hang out together. The Spots don't really have a group - like us they tend to feel scorned and lonely after awhile. This story is about Punchinello, a small lad with more spots than most, who just wants to be liked. He learns of the Woodcarver who made them all, and gets the courage to visit . . . and begins to just sit and talk like a friend with his maker.
My sis gave it to me as a gift - she said I was one of those strange people that loved kids' stories (and I hope I always will!), but would still get the real meaning behind it. Well, I did. I hope you'll take the chance to read it, and see just what a great story it is, too.
Every day the Wemmicks did the same thing, they gave each other stickers. The gold star stickers went to smooth, finely-painted and talented Wemmicks; the gray dots went to the rough, paint-chipped, clumsy Wemmicks. This is where Puchinello fits in. He always got gray dots. No matter how hard he tried, he never measured up to being worthy of a gold star to the other Wemmicks. He became very discouraged with gray dots all over him. Then one day he met a happy female Wemmick named Lucia who had no stars or dots and decided to take her advice and go see Eli the woodworker.
The next day, Punchinello went to see Eli. Eli called him by name. Punchinello was confused, wondering how Eli knew his name. Eli replied with "Of course I do. I made you." Eli picked up Punchinello and mentioned he had some bad marks. When Punchinello tried to explain stating "I didn't mean to Eli, I really tried hard." Eli told him he didn't have to defend himself. "I don't care what the other Wemmicks think." Punchinello was confused again. Eli then told him: "ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT I THINK. AND I THINK YOU ARE PRETTY SPECIAL."
The ending is wonderful! I won't give it away, but another reviewer was right when she said that this book should be read at the start of every day. YOU ARE SPECIAL is a life-changing book and a must own! You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend reading this with your child on a regular basis. (I say "with" and not "to" because this book is for everyone of all ages!)
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This book is a must read for all who have battled with the labels others try to put upon you. The good and bad labels need to come off if you are going to see yourself rightly... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sylvia Kelly
Excellent read for someone who needs to receive encouragement.Published 8 months ago by Sharon Rose
Fell in love with this book over 12 years ago. Love the allegory! Such a great story. A little long for a bedtime story for little ones but so worth it!Published 14 months ago by Silvia
The book arrived in time that it said it would. I bought it used, and I did notice a rip or two, but considering how much I absolutely love the book, and will most certainly become... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2013 by lilypeanut
Excellent book, and a great message for all ages.
Knowing how much we are loved by our creator and
keeping our focus on Him,( and not on the acceptance or rejection of... Read more
This is another story about Punchinello who is a Wemmick, a wooden person in a village of wooden people. Read morePublished on July 30 2010 by Steven R. McEvoy
I recently bought four books from Lucado's Wemmicks series (including You are Mine), sight unseen, for my church library. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2004 by Angela R. Gottfred
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