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.