May You Be Blessed With Failure by Mark Restaino

May You Be Blessed With Failure

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I am not a denominational Christian, and when I discovered that this book is catholic based, I had no issues at all. As long as the material does not contradict the bible, we are right.

This book is of 35 pages. No specification within the text spoke of the age range this book is meant for. All I know is that this material is intended for children.

I had my expectations high, and I truly wanted to like this material, but there was numerous question that grew in my mind as I read this book.

Overall, I don't like this material, and you are about to learn why.


I feel terrible discussing this! Thinking of it! I know it isn't in my place to tell the Authors what to call their material, but I feel the need to discuss this.

With that being said, I believe the title choice for this material wasn't the best. This book's title is likely to convert better with a Christian self-help book for mature minds.

When I got the chance to pick from various books by these writers, I picked this one out of curiosity and expectations. The book title is something that called me as an Adult.

On the other hand, this book is less likely to convert sales if a child is allowed to make a choice. From experience, no kid wants to be a failure, and no kid is patient enough to think through those words.

As a mother, this book title might get my attention on a bookshelf, but I will find it difficult trusting it is a material that I can hand over to my youngster.

This is just me, you might think differently, and that is cool.


Learning of the message inside this material was something I was excited to do. However, things turned sour rapidly.

Many questions sprouted in my head as I went through this material.

1. Is this book really for kids?

2. By what means can a kid comprehend the messages?

3. How will a child perceive God after reading this material?

4. Does the word of God concur with this message?

There is nothing wrong with educating or setting up your kids in the best way to deal with troublesome circumstances when they emerge. However, when you make them feel like terrible things transpire because God needs to teach them a lesson; I think there is an issue.

How about we do not overlook the fact that the minds of kids are sponges and they soak up every one thing we show and teach them.

Telling a child that; hunger, pain, hopelessness, or fear is a blessing because God wants to teach them is unacceptable by me.

Maybe if you know what it means to be hungry, you wouldn't think of it as a gift. Let's not forget that; "the God we serve is fit for providing every one of our needs as per his wealth in glory"- Philippians 4:19

God has not sent Jesus to make us embrace hunger or any sort of pain.

I have been in pain, and I disclose to you it ain't no blessing. Jesus isn't in charge of blessing individuals with agony, his idea for us is of good and not of evil!

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. And fear is not of God." - Jeremiah 29:11

In the same scripture, Jeremiah 29:11, God clarified that he has come to give us hope and the last sentence expresses that "And fear isn't of God."

Can someone explain how a good God will bless his children with things He does not stand for? I am confused!


I adored the illustrations within this material. I felt they were cute and very well done.

Yet! an issue came up toward the end of the book when we were introduced to what the illustrations represented.

Jesus was a boy! How do you expect a child to understand this without messing with their head?

I do not want to go in-depth on the illustrations because I have a lot to say about them. I am leaving it as I don't like this material and I can't recommend it.



Writer: by Mark Restaino
Publication Date: December 6, 2018

Length: 35 pages
Genre: Children's Christian Learning Concepts Fiction
Book cover: Immaculate and attractive
Book cover Rating: 5 Stars.

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  1. Maybe it was not for kids after all? it can be for big adults using kid-like characters? Not sure too lol

  2. I am liking how detailed this blog post is about the book. It doesnt seem like a kids book as well.

  3. Good to know about your site and that you are into book reviews. I interact with lot of authors and writers in twitter as I am a write myself and have written short stories with a debut book in Amazon. May like to interact with you in future if you are in twitter, I am at @KuntalaBanerjee.
    Read through the review, very tough for a kid to read through this book. Good that you have brought out the point and may be you can highlight it in other media.

  4. Thank you for the book review. It's so detailed x


  5. I have honestly not read a good book in a LONG time is. I will definitely check out this book once I have a free moment!

  6. Thanks for this detailed book review, it seems like a very nice book. I will definitely check this out.

  7. Great book review. Makes me want to consider checking this one out!

  8. I think reading about failure at any age is important because we have to realize that NO ONE is perfect - and there is no such thing as perfection. It's actually GREAT to fail because then you LEARN from your failures and make better decisions in the future!

  9. Thanks for this detailed honest review . I'll definitely check this one

  10. I know as a kid I would not pick a book by this title to read. I learned long ago that I had to read every book chosen for my kids. So glad that you saved me the trouble of having to waste my time on this one.

  11. Your honesty is refreshing. I come from a Catholic background...and this would have been a learning lesson. One, that I do no convey to my own children. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Although it’s not a book I would pick up it does seem like a good read. The way you describe the setting of the book makes me want to read it though.

  13. Thanks for the detailed review of the book. Sorry I didn’t meet your expectations, I know that that can be frustrating.

  14. Sincerely Jackline21 August 2019 at 04:31

    Thanks for sharing this book review, it's very detailed. I will definitely try this book.