Hey y’all! I wanted to pop in today and share one of our new favorite books.
Our friend Matthew Paul Turner (husband of my dear friend Jessica of the Mom Creative) wrote a new children’s book that releases today.
And it is a treasure.
I’m not just saying that. Honestly. If I didn’t really like it, I’d just share a pretty picture on IG. You KNOW if I’m actually taking the time to blog that it’s GOOD. Ha!!
It’s called When God Made You.
Let me tell you some of the reasons we love it and that I can tell it’s already destined to be one of our most treasured books.
1.The message. This book confirms what I’ve been telling my girls their entire lives. They are special, unique, and LOVED. They can make a difference. They matter and they are precious. It’s full of beautiful affirmations.
2.It’s not cheesy or preachy or saccharine. It rhymes, but in a simply beautiful way. It’s not condescending or preachy or overly simple, which sadly many Christian books we own are. All of the characters aren’t blonde, blue-eyed clones. I like that.
3.It rhymes. I have two Kindergarteners learning rhyming words. I love any book that rhymes.
4.It speaks the words that are in my heart but way more beautifully. My favorite words- “A you who views others as sisters and brothers and lives by three words: love one another.”
5. The illustrations are stunning. Absolutely stunning. Truly- they are a work of art.
6.It’s affordable. $8.96 as we speak!
I am all about any book that teaches my girls that God is love. That they are love. And kindess and compassion and understanding and light.
This book is good.
And congratulations, Matthew. We are so lucky to have you as a friend!