Book Review: The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado

The Oak Inside the Acorn 

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400306019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400310043

Product Description

It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree. Soon Little Acorn grew into Little Oak. But now what was he to do? He couldn't grow oranges like the orange tree or flowersThe Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow. like the rose bush. He just grew and grew until he became Big Oak, and his branches were big and strong but still he didn't know what he was to do. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose.

About The Book

Max Lucado is the author of many best-selling books for adults, teens and children. One children's book that I especially like, The Tallest of Smalls can be found at On my way to our pubic library, I came across another Max Lucado book, The Oak Inside The Acorn. Not only is it an easy read but one that you will not want to put down. It has a profound, deep lesson for all ages. The book moved me to tears... how I loved it so. This one is definitely worth buying and owning for your library.

You will enjoy the beautifully illustrated pages by George Angelini. His other work includes My First Prayer Book. If you love the peace that one feels gazing about the countryside scenery, seeing the growth of trees then this is for you. Of course, you will find a tree swing and an old farm truck in this sweet charming storybook.

Max Lucado's story line takes us through the steps of a tiny acorn discovering it's size, it's purpose in the circle of life that entails all of our life's questions and fears that tug at one's heart of growing up... so many unanswered questions. But the little acorn is comforted by his mother's words and my favorite line of the story: "Within you is a great oak. Just be the tree God made you to be." What a great line to encourage all children to just be you!

So little acorn breaks away from his mother's branch and he stumbles into a farmer's truck along with an orange tree. Visually you will be moved with the trees growth by the passage of time and his relationship with a little girl who grows up to be a beautiful young woman contemplating what life is all about.

I highly recommend Max Lucado's book, The Oak Inside the Acorn for you and your little ones who will ask repeatedly for you to read this one again and again! 

5 stars!

The Oak Inside the Acorn

Warmest Regards,


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