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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!

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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"

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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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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By lisa baumgartner

When God Made You is one of the best children's books I've read in a very long time!  I've read this to my daughter over and over again.  It is now her favorite book and my new favorite book to read to her.  I've already purchased two copies to give to away as gifts. 

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By Jackie Long

When God Made You by Matthew Paul TurnerIt is so sweet to finally be writing again! The past month has been a whirlwind with holidays, conferences, and the busyness that comes with the end of the year. Taking a little holiday break from the blog has been refreshing, rejuvenating, and made me excited to start the year afresh with new books and reviews!Besides the crazy holiday schedule, I've found summoning up the energy to read and write to...

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By Laura Adelman

Some 6th grade students and I had the opportunity to read When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner and submit a review for Blogging for Books. The students enjoyed doing this activity because they liked the sense of giving their honest feedback to a publisher and author. The students loved the inspirational message of the story. They said it made them feel special and important. Henry said, "It makes you feel like you can make a difference in...

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By cathy booton

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner is a wonderful children's book for any child who is a little bit different from all the rest of the children---oh yeah that is every child.  Every child created by God is unique and this book tells that story.  It tells the story of  that great love God had for each child as He created them.  It tells of the joy that God has when He created this special child.  This little book tells the child just how...

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By Terry Perrine

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow, manages to address God's aseity, eternality, and perfect future foreknowledge, while speaking to children about self-confidence, creativity, originality, identity as a child of God, racial equality, and a future world filled with peace and love. Yes, this is a kids book! It's really quite wonderfully done, although I was surprised by the powerful content of this...

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