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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 Jennifer Ladewig

When God Made YouWhen God Made YouAn incredible you..perfectly crafted,ONE OF A KIND!God knew EVERY detail.Out of the BILLIONS of cultures, races, different places...God already knew you!Use your talents those gifts God fashioned.YOU are an image of God!...a dreamer of dreams...A confident you!You being you is God's dream coming true...This precious storybook is perfect for the young child in your life. It celebrates all races and cultures...

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By Chris Lawson

Absolutely gorgeous book.  I showed this around work, and a co-worker stole it from me.  She said the little girl looked a lot like her, and I guess she was right.I think everyone would really love to read this book.  One of my favorites!Beautiful art, great story line.

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By Rynette McGee

When God Made You is a beautifully written children's book by Matthew Paul Turner. It's a wonderful portrayal of God's love for us. Using rhyme to describe what God was thinking about when He created us. A question that all children are sure to ask at some time or another. Turner incorporates all the attributes used in the bible such as: love one another, talents, gift, etc, The book is very uplifting. It doesn't have many words. What really...

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By asha Pena

I love children books that deal with the love that God has for all his children. So many kids I feel do not know the love of god or know that he is always there for them. I have many books by this author and they are always beautifully colored and written for children. It is easy to read and is a quick bedtime story for little ones.

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By Elizabeth Los

The first thing that caught my attention on this book was the colorful cover. Bright greens, pinks, yellows, and oranges flow throughout, like paint on a canvas. Keep in mind the hardcover book is a picture book but not a board book. I love reviewing children's books because it allows me the opportunity to share with my kids and with my Sunday school kids. The group loves to read the book together.This book by Turner would make a great gift...

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