I loved this book! I feel it is a great teaching opportunity while reading it to talk more about God, to open up their little hearts and minds to thinking more about God. After reading this book to my granddaughter I led her to invite God to live in her heart. What a wonderful blessing this book is!
That's Where God Is by Dan & Ali Morrow is a sweet story where a little boy asks his grandfather where God is. The grandfather tells him to look for God everywhere he goes and to let him know where he finds God. The little boy spends the week looking for God and realizes that God is all around him.This is a great lesson for children to learn at a young age. The grandfather also shares how you can have a relationship with God. The only issue I really had was that the presentation of the Gospel skips over recognizing and repenting of sin. Yes, a big issue for kids to grasp, but a very important part of beginning a relationship with Christ.I also appreciated the Scripture that went along with each time the little boy "found" God in the real world. What a great lesson for kids that Scripture backs up our real-life experiences.Additionally, the illustrations were really beautiful watercolor pictures. They really helped tell the story. I also appreciated the Scripture that went along with each time the little boy "found" God in the real world. What a great lesson for kids that Scripture backs up our real-life experiences.I received a FREE copy of this book from The B&B Media Group in exchange for my fair and honest review.
I have to confess. I'm an idiot. When I was offered this book for review, it never even occurred to me why the title sounded so familiar. It wasn't until after I read the book to my daughters, Coco and Lulu, and 2 of our neighbors who were over for the afternoon, and I saw the afterword by Lee Strobel, that I remembered. Strobel as in Alison Strobel Morrow. As in the author of The Weight of Shadows: A Novel, a book that I reviewed on my website. This awesome book is written by one of my favorite new authors and her husband! And I didn't even realize it when I read it. And I still loved it! And I'm done saying "and". I think.One day a little boy says to his grandpa, as he's sitting on his grandpa's lap "Grandpa, where is God?". Grandpa agrees that he's asked a really good question, and suggests that the little boy look for God throughout the week. They decide to talk about it again when they see one another the following Sunday. So the little boy sets out on a adventure to find God in his every day life. The little boy was able to find God amongst his classmates, zoo animals, with his family, and with his friends.There's some extra learning going on this book as well. Your children will learn about the days of the week and will have the opportunity to learn the scripture verses which accompany each "sighting" of God. This book is perfect for helping to answer a question that your child is sure to ask one day soon if she hasn't already.My 6 year old, Lulu, immediately after hearing the question, asked what God looks like. She scrutinized every picture seeking Him out. She really enjoyed the little situations in which our big 'ole God was there.My 4 year old was the first to realize the most important place where God is. She thought it was funny that God was involved in the ice cream situation.
That's Where God is by Dan and Ali Morrow is such a beautiful book about a little boy and his grandfather. The little boy who has no name in the book that I am going to call Jacob (because that is our little grandson's name) goes to see his grandparents every Sunday, he love to play with his grandfather. One Sunday they were playing and Jacob asked his grandfather where God is. The Grandfather told him to look around him all the next week and see if he could find where God was. So all week Jacob looked at everything he did and found God in everything. The next Sunday when he was back at his grandparents home he told his grandfather where all he had found God, the grandfather told him that God was also in his heart. So Jacob learned all about God from his grandfather and all around him.This is such a beautiful book for a kindergarden age child. So beautiful illustrated with words and pictures, a must for all 4, 5 and 6 year old children,This book was sent to me for review by Karen at The B&B Media Group, Inc.