Every night before bed, Sammy and his dad read stories from the Bible. One night Sammy decides that he wants to have his own "God-Adventure" and tries several ways to seek God in nature. But every time Sammy is disappointed when God doesn't show. Finally Sammy learns that he hasn't been waiting for God to show up---because he's been with him every step of the way! Includes a helpful section "Parent Connection" that offers parent's conversation starters, and helpful advice on how to use this book to guide your child's spiritual growth.
Sammy Experiences God
is a classically illustrated children's book inspired by the Experiencing God teachings of Henry Blackaby. It will help kids begin to understand that God is not far off or hiding from them, and that they can experience his love and involvement in their lives as they follow him.
One evening when little Sammy announces after his bedtime prayers that he is going to look for God, his parents soon enough understand that the boy literally means what he said. When events like a night of camping under the stars and a hike up a small mountain don't bring Sammy what he's looking for, mom and dad try to explain that God is everywhere. But discouragement and a lack of understanding follow.
One day Grandpa Henry figures out what everyone else is missing. Sammy wants to have an encounter with God like the ones he has read about in the Bible -- like Abraham under the stars and Moses at the burning bush after climbing a mountain. Like Jacob, like Elijah, like the disciples.
Grandpa tells Sammy of another Sammy from the Bible (Samuel at age 12), reaching the child with a simple explanation of how we can all experience God's love, wisdom, and help right in the middle of everyday life.
is director of International Ministries for Blackaby Ministries International and the former senior pastor of North Sea Baptist Church in Stavanger, Norway. He co-authored The Man God Uses
with his father, Henry Blackaby (Experiencing God
). Tom and his wife have three children.
Rick Osborne is a best-selling author and speaker committed to encouraging, helping, and equipping Christian parents. He is also the president of Lightwave, whose book The Most Important Story Ever Told has had more than 80 million copies distributed worldwide in 110 different languages.