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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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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 Trudy Koeffler

Initially I was attracted to this book because of the illustrator David Catrow.  This book is filled with clever and heart warming drawings.  But I also discovered an awesome author Matthew Paul Turner who has a true gift with words.  His poetry is like music.  It flows beautifully from page to page and the illustrations enhance his words.  This book is equally pleasing to the child and adult who shares the book with the little one.The...

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By Christi Iffergan

What an absolutely lovely children's book!  The rhyming words combined with the colorful illustrations make this a great read aloud book.  The illustrator, David Catrow, also illustrated so many of my favorites including "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More" and "Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon."  If you want a children's book that is both verbally and visually exciting, this is a wonderful book to add to your collection.

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By Tammy Griffin

As a book lover I know that books not only make great gifts but they can also open up hearts that may need mending.  With this in mind I remembered seeing this book but wasn't interested in it until a short little person about three years old came to our Nursery Sunday School class at church.  He is in foster care and no matter how much the teacher talked about God, he just wasn't "getting it."So, when this book popped up on my screen...

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By Charissa Skelton

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner is a beautifully illustrated book that inspires children to be themselves, and to be genuine and true to who God created them to be. The poetic writings and vibrant colors bring each and every page to life, inspiring children to be true to their creative nature and whatever talents lies within each of them. It assures children that each and every one of them was made unique and special, and are loved...

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By Sara Koelsch

When God Made You is a sweet and special book. This is a book that will convey to a child just how special and unique they truly are. As we grow older we either forget that important fact or just don't believe that a big ole great God could love little ole imperfect us. So I feel like this is a great book to share with our children because it will get them in the habit of seeing themselves as God sees them. The book is...

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