When my wife and I adopted over three years ago, one of the things I was looking forward to was reading books with our little guy. I always enjoyed the Dr. Seuss books and remember reading The Foot Book with my kids as they were growing. My favorite Seuss book is still The Sneetches.
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to receive a copy of When God Made You, the new children’s book by Matthew Paul Turner. We are always looking for good, Bible-based books to share with our kids and When God Made You is a good addition to our collection.
The artwork is a great background to the rhyming style of the book. With bright colors and active scenes, there is almost a story with in a story happening.
The story emphasizes that each child is created by God with unique talents and abilities that God wants every boy and girl to use.
I was drawn to this particular phrase as I flipped through the book again:
‘Cause when God made you
and the world oohed and aahed,
in heaven they called you an image of God
What a beautiful truth to plant into the heart of a child: you are created in the image of God!
Our little guy is three and the first reading was a little long for his attention span, but the message is worth reading again and again over time. When God Made You provides a tool to impress upon the children in your life that they were created by a loving Heavenly Father who wants them to be loving, kind and who God created them to be.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.