In her first picture book, New York Times bestselling author and mother of three Elisabeth Hasselbeck reminds us that little hearts can be anxious too–and that God is always listening to their prayers. Flashlight Night is narrated by a boy whose parents have used chalkboard paint to create a wall where he and his siblings can write out all their fears, cares, and concerns: Will I learn to blow a bubble? Tie my shoes? Stay out of trouble? Be the friend they choose? When the boy worries that God isn’t responding to his prayers, he and his mom climb the stairs and visit the chalkboard wall at nighttime with a flashlight. She shines the light on some prayers and turns [ … ]
About Flashlight Night
Flashlight Night is narrated by a boy whose parents have used chalkboard paint to create a wall where he and his siblings can write out all their fears, cares, and concerns: Will I learn to blow a bubble? Tie my shoes? Stay out of trouble? Be the friend they choose?
The boy shares the wall with a friend, who records her own prayers. Later, they visit the chalkboard wall at dusk with a flashlight. The boy's mom shines the light on some prayers and turns it off at other times, pointing out that their prayers (and the children's faith) are still there, even in the dark, and that God hears every request.
Mom says, "Sometimes we see God's yes,
and other times we don't.
But just because it hasn't happened,
doesn't mean it won't.
"Even when it's dark and dim
and when we cannot see,
let's choose to place our trust in God.
He's close to you and me."
“Flashlight Night is such a simple yet creative way to help kids (and even adults) understand the act of having faith in things we do not see. This book will help kids not only learn to share all their hopes, dreams, and troubles with the Lord, but also to be patient in prayer and continue to believe even when they might not get the answers they are looking for.”—Super Bowl–winning NFL quarterback Nick Foles and his wife, Tori Foles, certified health coach
“This book feels like a soft knock on the door from a dear friend. It’s an invitation to climb the stairs together, grab a piece of chalk, be honest about our struggles, and wait together with hope. This book is not only a reminder but a beacon reflecting the Great Light that all of us—kids and grown-ups alike—need so desperately today.”—Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, director of child and adolescent counseling, Daystar Counseling Ministries, and author of Raising Worry-Free Girls
“Flashlight Night serves as a warm and endearing reminder for children of all ages that nothing is too big or too small for our God. Elisabeth empowers readers with the confidence that they can pray bold prayers to the Father that deeply cares for their hopes and dreams. All families need this book in their home!”—Rebekah Lyons, bestselling author of Rhythms of Renewal
“As soon as we finished the book, my kids wanted to create our own prayer wall. It helps to show that God actually hears and answers our prayers while helping to cultivate a closeness among family members. I love this book, and I can’t wait to start this in our home!”—Kirsten Watson, mom of seven with husband and NFL champion Benjamin Watson, and cohost of Why or Why Not with the Watsons podcast
“I love where this story takes us. Not just kids, but all of us. We need the rich reminders scattered along the journey of this story. This book is full of hope and full of truth, just like my friend, Elisabeth.”—David Thomas, therapist and coauthor of the bestselling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and Intentional Parenting
About Elisabeth HasselbeckDaytime Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Hasselbeck was a co-host on ABC’s The View for a decade before joining the morning lineup as co-host of Fox and Friends in 2013. The author of the New York Times bestseller The G-Free Diet, she is also the creator of NoGii, a line of all-natural gluten-free protein bars. She and her husband, Tim Hasselbeck, an ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL quarterback, have three children, Grace, Taylor, and Isaiah.
40 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Feb 2, 2021
Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Carton Quantity: 24