Monday, May 2, 2011

Thats When I Talk to God


Product Details:
List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1434700186
ISBN-13: 978-1434700186

Once upon a time there was a guy who was essentially lost, up a creek without a paddle, that sort of thing. Things were not pretty.
Around this same time there was a girl who, for the most part, had her stuff together, but was thinking it was time to find Mr. Right. Next there was eHarmony, someone who sufficed as Mr. Right and some serious happily-ever-after.Sometime between ever and after, they had a couple of absolutely beautiful girls - Abby and Penny Jane - wrote some books, moved to Colorado and composed a little blurb for this website.But enough about us - tell us something about yourself. Please take a moment to fill out our contact form and say hi. We would love to hear from you.
Illustrated by Cory Godbey
Cory Godbey illustrates, animates, and writes for Portland Studios, a creative firm dedicated to telling great stories and pursuing excellence in art.
He has contributed to projects such as Zune Arts, Flight graphic novel anthologies, and has worked with many major publishers.
Recently, Cory
was accepted in the acclaimed Society of
Illustrators Annual.
Cory seeks to tell stories with his work.
He also likes drawing monsters.
To see more of his work and read his blog, visit www.corygodbey.com
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Blurb of the book from the Authors Website
Understanding that God is all around us is an incredible and awe inspiring realization. What's even more amazing is that He is not some distant entity but is instead a personal God. As such, we can come to Him in prayer, sharing our hopes, dreams and desires as well as our regrets, mistakes and sorrows. Moreover, anytime and anywhere, we can offer up our thanksgiving and praise as we seek to worship Him always.
Scripture tells us to, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thes. 5.16-18) To this end, our second book addresses the question, "When can I talk to God?" The quick answer is, "Whenever, Wherever, Anytime, Anywhere!"
That's When I Talk To God, using the same beautiful illustrations and scenery, will take you through a day in the life of a little girl as she finds one opportunity after another and one reason after another to pray to God. But even more exciting, she discovers that God talks to her too!
My Review
This is the sweetest little book for children. The mom explains to her small child that she can talk to God anywhere, anytime about anything. She encourages her to start the next morning praying to God during the day. As she looks out the window the next morning, she sees flowers, blue sky, clouds, and realizes she can tell God she loves Him, and thank him for making the beautiful things outside her window. As he goes throughout her day, she finds many more things she can pray about. Whether she is thanking God or asking Him to help her.
I love the way the authors explain each thing that children can pray about. That sometimes they can thank God for things, and sometimes they can pray for Him to help them. And the illustrations are beautiful, and help reinforce what the story is telling the child. This is a wonderful way to help children understand what prayer is. I read this book several times to my 2 year old niece, and though I thought the book was a bit old for her, she still loved it, and wanted me to read it over and over. After I finished reading it to her, she sat and looked at the pictures for a while. I think it would better fit 5 to 6 year olds, but younger children understand more than you think!
A huge Thank You to Publisher: David C. Cook and to B&B Media Group for providing this free book for review. I was not required to write a positive review of this book. The opinions are mine alone.
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