How Big Is God?    -     By: Lisa Tawn Bergren
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How Big Is God?

HarperCollins / 2008 / Hardcover

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"Where does God live?" asks a little boy of his mother. "In your heart," she answers, sparking a heartwarming conversation that helps introduce your little ones to the majesty of their heavenly Father! Delightful dialogue and bright, dreamy illustrations capture the wonder of seeing the Creator and his creation through the eyes of a child. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0061131741
ISBN-13: 9780061131745
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 3-7

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Publisher's Description

When a young boy asks his mother where God lives, she tells him "in your heart." This inspires a slew of curious questions: Is he invisible? Is he like a superhero? Can he fly? How can he be everywhere all at once? In this heartwarming conversation between mother and son, all the ways in which God exists are discussed and the possibilities are endless. Through bright, dreamy illustrations, How Big Is God captures the immensity and wonder of looking at God—and the world—through a young child's eyes.

Author Bio

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the author of the children's books God Gave us You and its sequel God Gave us Two, as well as several adult novels. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her children and husband.

Laura J. Bryant has provided artwork for numerous children's books, including Where Fish Go In Winter and Other Great Mysteries, and ALA Top Ten Pick for Early Readers, as well as two previous books with author Lisa Bergren, God Gave us You and God Gave us Two. She attended the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, and now lives in West Virginia with her husband.

Publisher's Weekly

A mother leads her son through a conversation about God in this smoothly conceived if slightly bland picture book. The boy begins by asking where God lives, and when told that God lives in his heart, the boy concludes, reasonably enough, that God must be extremely tiny. The mother's responses use kid-friendly language to point to the mysteries of God (“Think of him like sand, small enough to make its way into your sock. Or big enough to make a whole dune”). Alternating between traditional layouts and the occasional vertical spread for emphasis, Bryant (previously teamed with Bergren for God Gave Us You) depicts the talk as action unfolding over the course of a day, in an enticing array of settings, from snowy fields hemmed in by mountains to the bottom of the ocean, from outer space to a waterfall. Despite the range of scenery and an abundance of patterns, the sameness of the palette and of the characters' pared-down expressions tends to dampen the visual interest. On the plus side, Bergren's nondenominational approach presumes little; parents can be anywhere from vaguely spiritual to active in a religious community, and still want to share this book with their children. Ages 3-7. (Jan.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 9, 2010
    Sarah Chapa
    I love how this book says that God is like sand - small enough to get into your shoes but big enough to fill the beaches at the same time! very good book. my 3 yr old likes it very much.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 20, 2009
    Christine M. Irvin
    When a young boy wants to know where God lives, his mother replies, Why, he lives in your heart!The child thinks for a moment before saying, If God is in my heart, he must be very, very tiny.Mom responds, Its amazing, isnt it? He can be inside, beside us, and all around at the same time.This begins a delightful conversation between the two in How Big Is God?, written by Lisa Tawn Bergren and illustrated by Laura J. Bryant. Throughout the book, the naturally curious child asks all kinds of questions about God, such as: Is he with my friends? Is he invisible? Can he fly? Of course its difficult to describe God or to define Him, but this response from the mother says it best: Think of him like sand, small enough to make its way into your sock. Or big enough to make a whole dune. A whole desert!The story is illustrated with colorful, whimsical watercolors; these, coupled with the bright, fast-paced text, make this a very child-friendly book.The author tackles a difficult subject with illustrations and examples a child can understand.Christian Children's Book Review
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 21, 2008
    Scott Shofner
    I liked the book and my 9 yr old read it easily in one night.
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