When God Made Light – Matthew Paul Turner

**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.**

Title: When God Made Light

Author: Matthew Paul Turner

Illustrator: David Catrow

Publisher: Waterbrook

Genre: children’s, picture book, story book, faith, religious

My rating:

Goodreads synopsis: From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God’s design affirming young readers.

‘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.

My thoughts: I don’t normally review children’s books (although having two young children myself I do read a TON of them!) But this one was too good to not review!

This book was such an inspiring and uplifting story! My girls (ages 1 and 3) absolutely LOVED this book! They especially loved the rhyming words and the beautiful pictures!
I also loved the illustrations. They were gorgeously drawn and depicted the story in a very unique and aesthetically pleasing way. As a parent and a minister, I love that this was not only about how God made the light in the skies but also God made the light in each individual as well. That is such an important message to convey to our children.
This is so positive and encouraging for young children and I love that this is now a part of my daughters’ collection. I will look forward to rereading this story with my girls and also sharing this with my kids at my church as well!

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