Where is God? Join a little boy as he searches for God's presence in a powerful storm, a friend's help, his sister's kindness, and his own heart---and rejoice with him when he recognizes that God is everywhere! A delightfully illustrated book for 4- to 8-year-olds. Includes an introduction by Lee Strobel. 36 pages, hardcover
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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.
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Review 2 for That's Where God Is
Date:March 8, 2011
A great book for parents/grandparents to share with their 4-7 year olds
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.
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.
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Review 8 for That's Where God Is
Date:July 25, 2010
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.