by Suzanne Anderson
- Paperback: 134 pages
- Publisher: Henry and George Press (June 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615654835
- ISBN-13: 978-0615654836
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0
Publication Date: June 24, 2012
What if when you most needed help, a blue bear appeared with a note from God? One night, Miss Millie of Blossom, Ohio turns her face to the stars and asks God for help. The next day, a package arrives on her doorstep containing a blue teddy bear and a special note. Over the course of a year, this remarkable blue bear travels across the country, showing up just when he’s needed most. During his journey, Chester Blue helps a young girl trying to impress her big sisters; saves a sailor caught in a terrible storm; reunites two constantly fighting brothers; helps a cowboy become a rodeo clown; and aids a father and daughter in bonding after divorce. If you ever needed a message from God, it's here...
Review:The unique and beautiful blue teddy bear shows up mysteriously on the doorstep of Miss Millie just when she needs encouragement. Miss Millie specializes in teddy bear restoration and history but she was saddened that she might have to close her downtown store due to business getting less and less in her small town of Blossom, Ohio. One night Miss Millie prays out under the bright night stars. The next morning she receives a package in which she discovers a blue bear and a special note: “God Loves You. -Chester Blue.” Miss Millie puts a name tag on “Chester Blue” and decides to send the bear to two young boys who are having some struggles. She prepares Chester Blue with a small suitcase with blue thread and a needle, and of course his original note.
Chester Blue helps his new owners but they occasionally lose him on their adventures. Each time Chester Blue is lost he is picked up by a person who needs his special message. The message helps with those who need to share, those who are lonely, those who are confused and discouraged. Often the blue thread comes in handy at just the needed moment too. But most of all each person, adult or child, is encouraged by the message they find in Chester Blue’s suitcase.
Each chapter ends with a very short and encouraging scripture verse which are another lovely addition. I enjoyed this easy story. It is told primarily in third person although there is one section that is told from Chester’s view. This is a nice light read for an adult to read to a child or for an older child to read. I think this would also make a great gift to someone who might need the special encouraging message that Chester Blue gives.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Example of the encouragement that comes with Chester Blue:
And for the first time since he’d met Chester Blue, Sam felt a genuine sense of hope and happiness....
That was where Sam’s heart already lived. Now Sam finally had the opportunity to follow. Sometimes, things that seemed bad could turn into good, thought Sam. Page 88.
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God Loves You. - Chester Blue by Suzanne Anderson
I was born in Fort Lauderdale, attended the University of Michigan on an athletic scholarship for swimming and then worked on Wall Street. I left the bright lights of the big city fifteen years ago and traveled the world. I now live in the mountains of Colorado, where I pursue my dream of writing novels.
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