When God Made You, Matthew Paul Turner @HeyMPT

when-god-made-youWhen 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.

Get a sneak peek of the book When God Made You  or click here to read more about it.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Please Go Vote For Austin to Win Scholarship

Move MountainsHigh School graduation is just around the corner and seniors have been filling out scholarship applications left and right. My wife has searched all over for available scholarships and Austin, who graduates in May, has filled out a bunch.

Here’s a chance for you to help!

Austin is entered in the Kids Moving Mountains Scholarship. Four students will receive a $5,000 scholarship and one will receive $10,000.

Here’s how you can help: Click here to go to the Kids Moving Mountains site where you will see Austin’s picture. Take about 90 seconds to register and then vote! You can vote once a day until April 12th.

Thanks for taking the time to vote . . . now go do it!