This book did an excellent job of tackling the question of where God is from the viewpoint of young readers without being preachy or overwrought. The artwork is what initially sold me, but combined with the simple, relatable storyline, flowing easily from one gentle moment to the next and culminating in joyful clarity, the book also truly moved me. The inclusion of Bible verses on facing pages to the main text is a nice touch for older children who can make those connections, and easy to skip over for storytelling purposes with the younger ones. The only thing I would remove is the intro by Stroebel; it's completely superfluous and strikes me as a bit self-indulgent, although his well-known name will help get the attention of a wider audience, which the book deserves.
This is a precious picture book written to help parents talk to their child about God. Where is God and how can I find him? This story starts out with a young boy sitting on his Grandpas lap asking him about God.His Grandpa discusses the topic of God and he challenges the boy to look for God this week and report back to him what he finds. The little boy is excited about this mission his Grandpa has him on. Hes earnestly starts his search of God. Where can he find him? Since his eyes have been opened to the possibilities through what his Grandpa says he finds the most amazing things.Im so excited about this series and how this topic is handled. This book is a great vehicle to have parents and children talk about big topics like God. Dan and Ali Morrow make is simple. I think thats what I loved most about this book plus I enjoyed the pictures too. I cant wait for the next book in this series. I was so thankful to receive a review copy of this book.
Thats Where God Is is a great example of how important grandparents are to their grandchildren. Now only to nurture and love them, but to also explore God with them. I really liked the fact that the grandpa didnt spoon-feed his grandson as to where God is. He allowed the boy to learn while searching out the answer for himself, while Im sure Grandpa was praying.Ali and Dans book shows the homey touch of the boys home with his mom, siblings, a cat, and a dog; the young boys outings; and natural, loving interactions at home. Along with the adventures of finding God, Scripture is used to back up what hes learning about God.The grandpa is attentive to his grandsons observations the following week, affirming him, and going on to reveal more about God and prayerHis desire for a personal relationship.Grandparents, take note. Though your children are gone and have families of their own, God can and will use you in the lives of your grandchildren if you allow yourself to be available. Something He delights in doing.Take heart if you dont have children or grandchildren, God can use you in the lives of neighborhood kids or anywhere He knows you are open to invest in our future generation.This book was provided to me by Audra of The B & B Media Group, Inc., for my honest review.
I am always excited to get my hands on a really great childrens book. This is one that every home should not be with out. I love the tenderness of the story. Even more though, I love the fact that the loving grandfather sent the child on a hunt for God. I was able to incorporate this into our home school bible time. Asking my children to go out and search for God in our yard. They came back and reported what they saw, bringing with them different items of nature a rock, a flower, a red/gold leaf. The older ones where then asked to report how God spoke to them through this object or what God revealed about himself through it. This book does a great job of showing that although God is everywhere his main desire is to be in the heart of each child he created. A wonderful and beautiful childrens story filled with tenderness and love. I am thrilled to have a copy.Thank you B&B Communications for this review copy.