In order to encourage y’all and your little readers, we’re delighted to share tried and true kids favorites (books or series) from our family’s collection. When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner was an instant favorite for us! Feel free to return the favor and tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!
about the book
‘Let there be light!’ that’s what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread.”
Wild and creative illustrations from top children’s illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner’s lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers.
This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing.
Most important, this light appears in each child–an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.
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why we like it…
When God Made You, has been a favorite in our home since its release last year so we were all delighted when When God Made Light arrived! Each one of our children (ages 5 through 13) has taken a turn spontaneously reading the pages and/or perusing the whimsical illustrations, soaking up each detail and pointing out parts that make them laugh or stop to ponder.
This book blesses my reader mama heart! It is a joy to see our children pour over the pages of an encouraging and faith-filled book like this one. The engaging artwork and beautiful prose are soothing and heartfelt. The vocabulary used by this author rises above the usual simplified children’s storybook fare with words to enrich and engage thirsty young minds.
Reading this book aloud is a delightful experience and one I look forward to reliving often for years to come.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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.
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about the illustrator
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Doesn’t this story look adorable?!
4 thoughts on “When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner”
You know how much I love these books! Great spotlight!
We love them! ♥️ Thank you!
What a great book! My daughter would love this. ????
I guarantee it! I just read it to the kids (again) before bed. Great words, great illustrations, and a wonderful message worth repeating ♥️