Monday, February 27, 2017

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner & illustrated by David Catrow

My thoughts: Beautiful! A visually engrossing read about how God knows all about you and that He made you. He made you for a purpose and gifted you with each of your personal attributes.

The illustrations leap with joy from the page as the characters are colorfully splayed across the pages finding how God has a purpose and plan for them and uniquelly fitted them for that plan.

Awash in soft pastels from every color of the rainbow the pages are beautifully illustrated with charming, exuberant, happy critters and characters.

After being told in rhyme that God made you uniquely, the reader further reads that he is to....
Discover. Explore! Have faith but love more.
And learn and relearn all that God made you for.
Use your talents and passions, those gifts that God fashioned
Think up ideas and then put them to action.
The story also brings in the "Love one another" theme and touches on the color in all races and kind.

I see this as a beautifully colorful book that envelopes the child with the wonderful fact that God made him or her. God has a wonderful plan for the child and that no matter your race or talent, your shape or your form, God's purpose is there for you and He wants you to live it and fulfill it.

About the book: YOU, you… God thinks about you.

God was thinking of you long before your debut. From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.

Written in playful, charming rhyme and brought to life with vivid, fantastical illustrations, young readers will be encouraged and excited to learn about their own special gifts  and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin create for themselves.

‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!

Where can you purchase it? Most any book store online or brick 'n morter. Check these.... is currently out of stock, but should have more soon.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Waterbrook, to facilitate this review. Opinions are solely my own and I was not compensated.

1 comment:

  1. I just love the look of this book! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week!


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