that I give you today
are to be upon your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them
when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down
and when you get up.
And so begins this beautiful picture book we were recently given for review from Apologia Press. Good Morning, God by Davis Carman, illustrated by Alice Ratterree, recommended ages are for 1-8 (but all my kids loved this book and their ages are from 1-13!).
Good Morning, God is a story of a four year old worshiping God throughout his week. He worships, learns and thanks God through play, song, work and as he's going to bed. The beautiful illustrations tell the story as much as the simple sweet words. There are a mixture of black and white drawings and full color illustrations, one on each full page that might inspire your young artist to want to get out their crayons and do some coloring! If that is the case, as it is in my home ;), you can purchase a go along Good Morning God coloring book ($4.00) to keep your book free from any of your little Picasso's work.
The author has included suggestions on how to use this book beyond a simple reading. There are questions at the end of the book broken down into each day of the week that can help you use it as a discipleship tool. If you want to dig even deeper and use this book as part of your daily devotion, the author suggests reading the book everyday, including the scripture, discuss what aspect of worship the boy engaged in that day and how that relates to your child and family and use the questions in the back for each day. It will definitely get your littlest guy or gal thinking about all the wonderful ways we can show God how much we love Him.
This beautiful book retails for $14.00. You can see a sample chapter, as well as to purchase a copy, here. While you're there, make sure to check out the other great products put out by Apologia Press!
To see what others on the TOS crew thought of Good Morning, God, click here.
I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.