Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review post. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the product company and/or its affiliates in any way.
Our country is in a constant state of turmoil. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires, force people to flee their homes only to return with no personal belongings left or basic necessities like water and electric in place. Individuals wrought with anger and pain grab ahold of guns and take their disgruntled feelings out on innocent bystanders. Family members and friends soon learn that a loved one will never come home again.
It’s a difficult time to be a parent! Try as we might to soften the blow of these events or prevent our children from learning about them in the first place, the word still gets out somehow. We struggle to find the words to explain a situation that we don’t quite understand ourselves. We mask the pain of our emotions so that our children still feel protected in our arms.
That is why I’m grateful for Matthew Paul Turner’s Book ‘When God Made You’!
Inside the colorful pages of this book Matthew writes a sweet story full of rhymes and rhythms. Each one displays a way in which God makes each child with special gifts to share with the world. There are rhymes about being a dreamer, a builder or a mover and shaker. Your child will learn how truly special he or she is in the eyes of God. Matthew’s story works to instill self-confidence and love in your child.
As your child turns the pages, he or she sees all the plans God put in place, such a knowing a name, a facial expression or skin color, before your child was even born. The book teaches your child to celebrate what makes him or her different and how those differences give way to a unique talent or passion that no one else possesses. His book helps reassure children that love still exists in a world full of unpleasant events.
The vivid imagination of a young child springs to life through the illustration work provided by David Catrow. On one page the young girl is painting a simple picture yet the artwork swirling around her shows it’s so much more than that. She moves a paintbrush across a piece of paper as colorful flowers spring to life on the paper. It’s a simple yet expressive image that captures what most children see when creating a piece of artwork.
As the book comes to a close your child reads gentle rhymes of being confident and brave and heaven smiling when he or she was made. These words accompanied by your love, support an guidance work towards giving your child a solid foundation in life. It assures your child of who he or she is in the eyes of God and with you. It provides you with an opportunity to grab ahold of your child and spend quality time together reading, laughing and dreaming about the empowering message in this book.
I highly recommend this book for parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone else who wants to let a young child know that he or she is loved in the eyes of God. You can find the book here or learn more about the author, Matthew Paul Turner. Comment below sharing your thoughts on this book!