Hi reader friends! Let’s be honest, some children’s books are annoying, especially when they are requested over and over and over. When I find one that I enjoy reading (even repeatedly over a long period), I simply have to tell all y’all about it!
About the Book
Wild and creative illustrations from top children’s illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner’s lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers.
This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing.
Most important, this light appears in each child–an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.
When God Made You, has been a favorite in our home since its release last year so we were all delighted when When God Made Light arrived! Each one of our children (ages 5 through 13) has taken a turn spontaneously reading the pages and/or perusing the whimsical illustrations, soaking up each detail and pointing out parts that make them laugh or stop to ponder.
This book blesses my reader mama heart! It is a joy to see our children pour over the pages of an encouraging and faith-filled book like this one. The engaging artwork and beautiful prose are soothing and heartfelt. The vocabulary used by this author rises above the usual simplified children’s storybook fare with words to enrich and engage thirsty young minds.
Reading this book aloud is a delightful experience and one I look forward to reliving often for years to come.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
This review was originally posted on Faithfully Bookish
About the Author
Matthew Paul Turner has authored 16 books including Churched and Everything You Need to Know Before College.
He has written for publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, Relevant, Christianity Today, and The Daily Beast.
His unique blend of story with spiritual commentary has garnered him a large and loyal fan base.
Matthew lives with his wife, Jessica, and their three young children in Nashville.
About the Illustrator
Doesn’t this story look adorable?!