FIRST Wild Card Tour (with review): “That’s When I Talk to God” by Dan and Ali Morrow

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card authors are:

Dan and Ali Morrow

and Illustrated by

Cory Godbey

and the book:

That’s When I Talk to God

David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)

***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Dan and Ali Morrow are parents of two wonderful daughters. When they’re not writing children’s books, they like to go on adventures around their Colorado home. They are the authors of That’s Where God Is (2010), their first children’s release.

Visit the authors’ website.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:

Cory Godbey illustrates, animates, and writes for Portland Studios, a creative firm dedicated to telling great stories and pursuing excellence in art.

He has contributed to projects such as Zune Arts, Flight graphic novel anthologies, and has worked with many major publishers.

Recently, Cory was accepted in the acclaimed Society of Illustrators Annual.

Cory seeks to tell stories with his work.

He also likes drawing monsters.

Visit the illustrator’swebsite.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Targeted to children four to eight, That’s When I Talk to God mirrors the day of the typical child, creating an opportunity for readers to put the practices in the story to use in their own lives. Through beautiful illustrations and an engaging, familiar character, readers can relate to That’s When I Talk to God. Children will learn to go to God with their fears, their joys, their questions, and their desires. They will also learn the hows, whens, and whys of praying to the Lord in a way they can easily apply to their own experiences. And adults will be reminded to communicate the benefit, simplicity, and beauty of prayer.

My Review:

That’s When I Talk to God, by Dan and Ali Morrow, is the most wonderful little book I’ve read to-date that helps you to teach your children or grandchildren to pray about everything, anytime!  The amazement of the little girl realizing she can pray to God anytime about anything makes your own heart sparkle with delight!

The book talks about real-life situations in a young child’s life and turns them into times to talk to God as well as learning how He talks to us.  The pictures are cute, heart-warming, and delightful–illustrated to engage your child or grandchild in their spiritual walk with God. They correlate so beautifully with each topic at hand.

Some of the things this book teaches children are:

  • Appreciating and thanking God for the world we live in
  • Thanking God for friends to play with
  • Learning spiritual lessons through the different methods God uses to speak to us
  • Apologizing for wrong attitudes
  • Praying for others who have been in an accident
  • Praying when they are afraid and thanking God for helping them
  • Praying for other children who don’t know Jesus
  • Confessing their sins of disobedience to parents
  • Asking God to forgive them

The book ends with some  Scriptures about prayer, as well as “a letter from a Grandpa” talking about the joy it is to introduce your own child or grandchild to the world of prayer and God Himself.  It can be used regularly to reinforce spiritual truths.

This is a one delightful and informative book that every parent and grandparent should have in their home!  It’s easy for children to understand and for parents or grandparents to explain.   Absolutely loved it!

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