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About When God Made You

YOU, you… God thinks about you.
God was thinking of you long before your debut.

From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. 
 
Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. 
 
‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!

Praise

'When God Made You' is one of the most beautiful, most compelling, and most life-affirming children's books I've ever read--it's 'Oh, the Places You'll Go' meets the Divine. This book is a gift for kids of all ages!" –Amy Grant, six time Grammy Award-winning artist

"One of the most beautiful children's books I've ever read and the walls of our house are lined with books." –Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times Bestsellers, "The Greatest Gift" & "One Thousand Gifts"

About Matthew Paul Turner

Matthew Paul Turner is a blogger, speaker, and author of Hear No Evil, The Coffeehouse Gospel, the What You Didn’t Learn from Your Parents About… series, and several other popular books. Matthew, his wife, Jessica, and his son, Elias, live in Nashville, Tennessee. He can be found online at www.matthewpaulturner.com. 

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Product Details

48 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 28, 2017

Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 24

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Click Here to download the first chapter of When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

About When God Made You

YOU, you… God thinks about you. God was thinking of you long before your debut.From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.Written in playful, charming rhyme and brought to life with vivid, fantastical illustrations, young readers will be encouraged and excited to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin create for themselves. ‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew That the world needed someone exactly like you!

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Charming & Beautifully Illustrated Story Empowers Kids to Shine

“My friend Matthew Paul Turner wrote a beautiful and affirming children's book celebrating the unique qualities that make us all different yet equally beautiful creations. This one is a 'must have' to share with the young ones in your family!" –Amy Grant, six time Grammy Award-Winning artist

From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in the big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.   
 
Bestselling author Matthew Paul Turner has written When God Made You (WaterBrook, 2/28/17) in a playful, charming rhyme which will encourage young readers as they learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. 
 
When God Made You comes to life with beautifully vivid, fantastical illustrations by acclaimed artist David Catrow (I Like Myself! and I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!). The book has a similar rhyming cadence to the popular Llama Llama series and the well-known Seussian tales. Families from a variety of faith backgrounds will appreciate this rollicking, playful picture book and will treasure it time and time again.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MATTHEW PAUL TURNER has authored 16 books including Churched and Everything You Need to Know Before College. He has written for publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, Relevant, Christianity Today, and The Daily Beast. His unique blend of story with spiritual commentary has garnered him a large and loyal fan base. Matthew lives with his wife, Jessica, and their three young children in Nashville. Visit him at

www.MatthewPaulTurner.com
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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: 
DAVID CATROW is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than 70 books for children, including the New York Times bestseller and ALA Notable Children’s Book Award winner I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont. He lives in Ohio.

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By Rebecca Forrest

It's been a while since I did a book review for BloggingforBooks but I found a book I love and wanted to share with you all.I am always a little wary of children's books, especially ones that claim to speak on God. So I read this picture book with care and fell in love with it.When God Made You, by Matthew Paul Turner is a celebration of God's masterpiece- YOU! (Eph. 2:10) The playful rhyme encourages children to see how much God loves them,...

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By William Hemsworth

I recently had the opportunity to review a new children's book titled When God Made You from Waterbrook.  I don't review children's books often, but as a father of four children I take the opportunity on occasion.  The book is written by Matthew Paul Turner who is the author f sixteen other children's books.The book itself is beautifully illustrated.  David Catrow, did a masterful job and the artwork draws the story together.  The story...

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By Kari Rothstein

n these dark and trying times, it's important to fuel our tanks with positivity. That's especially important for the little ones in our life. I like to focus on any kind of positive story for our son from Raggedy Andy to the Saggy Baggy Elephant, but I really enjoy it when we can focus on stories that help him understand better the nature of God. If there's anything that our children need to understand right now it is that all...

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By Tayler Morrell

As I am seriously starting to teach Rhys about God and Mormonism, I am on the search more than ever for Christian (and Mormon) picture books. He knows who Jesus is, but I want to really pound (I hate that term) it into him that Christ and Heavenly Father LOVE him. So, when I saw this book, I knew I had to get it.The pictures are adorable and very colorful. I love the illustrations. It is a sweet book that tells the child just how much God...

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By melissa kling

I received a complimentary copy of this book by bloggingforbooks.com for my honest review.When God Made You is a beautiful written and illustrated, lyrical, moving message to young children about how individualistic and special they are to God. "An incredible you, a you all your own, a you unlike anyone else ever known." That is just a sample of how sweet the book is - that barely touches how moving the words are. The book would be incomplete...

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