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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

“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

"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 Erin O'Riordan

This is a beautifully written and beautifully illustrated picture book with words by Matthew Paul Turner and images by David Catrow. The star of the book is an unnamed little girl who appears to be about four years old. She's a girl of African descent with an adorable little face and beautiful natural hair in braids. I knew I was going to love the illustrations when I opened the cover and saw the abstract, rainbow-hued "squiggle" artwork on...

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By Amy Langmaack

You are created uniquely. There is no one else like you. You are always on God's mind. These are all sentiments that Eric and I want to teach Sarabeth and help her to come to believe. We want her to see the beauty in each and every person created. To be able to see beyond what is and create something new and beautiful from it.We got a chance to read When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by David Catrow, with Sarabeth last...

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By Heather Lillie

We all want our children to know they are truly special, one of a kind; As a christian parent, we want to take it a step further and also teach them that they are designed, down to the smallest detail, by a loving Creator. Of course, mainly that means loving them well and telling them on a regular basis who much you and God love and appreciate who they are; but every once in awhile an extra fun way comes a long- a treat like a new picture...

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By Kristy Westrate

When God Made Youby Matthew Paul TurnerIllustrated by David CatrowWhen God Made You is a fun book that has value for young and old alike.  Readers follow a young girl in pictures as the story talks about things God valued and considered in making her, and creating her to be special and unique.  As the pages progress, the illustrations take on more color and brightness, becoming more exciting with each page turn, leading readers to a final...

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By Darlene Cruz

Beautifully told, expressive and joyful. Once you open the book wonderful colors jump out at you.  Here you take a journey of rhymes and God's love for us.  Children will delight with the colorful illustrations, page after pages of wonders.  Inspirational and a moving story to make you smile and as a child reading it I know their eyes will light up and follow with eagerness, how do I know?  I'm a child at heart.  Thank you Bloggingforbooks...

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