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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

ECPA bestseller

'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"

“The main character is a brown-skinned girl with cornrows, yet the book is not a diversity tale. It’s a celebration of the imago Dei in every child. There is no heavy-handedness here, just the beauty of creation and creating.” -Christian Century

About Matthew Paul Turner

MATTHEW PAUL TURNER is a blogger, speaker, and author of sixteen books, including the best-selling When God Made You and When God Made Light Matthew, his wife, Jessica, and their three children live in Nashville, Tennessee.

UK-based illustrator, KIMBERLEY BARNES, has worked with top clients such as Little Tiger, Top That Publishing, Igloo, and Macmillan Education. Her love of drawing began at a young age and fostered into a career in illustration, specializing in children's illustration. She enjoys the regular cup of tea and isn't partial to the odd biscuit or two.

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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!

Press Release

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
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/HeyMPT
Facebookhttp://www.Facebook.com/HeyMPT
http://www.Instagram.com/MatthewPaulTurner

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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Brett Benson