New York Times Bestselling Author & Nationally-Respected Pastor Mark Batterson Teams with His Daughter
to Help Children Count Their Blessings—and Be a Blessing!
God’s blessings can be found all around us, and even young children can learn to see and appreciate these gifts—from the smell of freshly baked cookies to the joy of climbing a tree! But God doesn’t just intend for us to receive blessings; he also wants us to bless others.
Now, nationally-respected pastor and New York Times
bestselling author Mark Batterson has joined his daughter, Summer, to write the children’s picture book The Blessing of You
(Multnomah, on sale 10/26/21).
Filled with whimsical rhyme and delightful illustrations, this sweet and fun storybook helps young children recognize signs of God’s generosity and goodness in their everyday lives and encourages them to pass on those blessings by being their own wonderful, God-created selves. If you’ll open your eyes to the joys all around,so many blessings wait to be found. Then look in the mirror. What do you see?You are the blessing! I hope you’ll agree. God uses your hands. God uses your heart.In His plan to bless others, you play a huge part!
Available just a few weeks before Thanksgiving, The Blessing of You
makes a wonderful gift and will be treasured by children, parents, grandparents, ministry leaders and educators for generations to come!
For more information, visit markbatterson.com (includes coloring pages &
“My Gratitude Journal” downloads for kids to use) and waterbrookmultnomah.com. Mark Batterson is available for interviews on:
-How our primary responsibility as earthly parents is blessing our children; and how we need to help children understand that they are the blessing as well!
-Why teaching kids to count their blessings is a critical life lesson.
-How “The Blessing of You” can help kids process feelings as well as blessings.
-How families can apply the message in this book and encourage their kids to start keeping a gratitude journal.
-Why “flip the blessing” is an important theme for Mark and his family. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. He is the New York Times
bestselling author of 22 books including the Win the Day
and Double Blessing
, the inspiration for The Blessing of You
. His Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break a Habit in 30 Days
will be released by Multnomah on November 3, 2021.
He’s been featured on media outlets including The Today Show
, Good Morning America, The Washington Post
, PBS, That Sounds Fun with Annie Downs, Forbes.com and FoxNews.com. Mark and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill and have three children. For more information, visitmarkbatterson.com
andhttps://www.instagram.com/MarkBattersonhttps://www.facebook.com/MarkBatterson/https://www.twitter.com/MarkBatterson Summer Batterson Dailey
is a social worker in Washington, DC, and the coauthor—with her father—of the children’s book God Speaks in Whispers
and The Blessing of You. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:Benedetta Capriotti
is the Rome-based illustrator of Mark & Summer Batterson’s God Speaks in Whispers, The Blessing of You
and other children’s books.