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FIRST TOUR - THAT'S WHEN I TALK TO GOD - FIRST CHAPTER & REVIEW

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:


and the book:

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.



Product Details:

List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1434700186
ISBN-13: 978-1434700186

AND NOW...THE FIRST FEW PAGES (Click on the pictures to enlarge them!):










REVIEW:
That's When I Talk to God
By: Dan and Ali Morrow
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Review: I loved the last book in this series and couldn't wait for the review copy of this book so I could read the next book in the series. I loved the illustrations and the message of this book.It's non-threatening and makes the child think about the different ways she can talk to God. Not just in church or at meal time but throughout her day she can stop and talk to God- pray!

"You know we can pray to God anytime we want to right?...You can pray about anything, anywhere, and anytime."

The authors show that you don't have to wait until super time or bed time to pray to God. The other thing they bring up is how to talk to God and what about? The authors suggest through their main character talking to her mom that all she needed to do was look outside and thank God for making such a beautiful world. You can also tell him how much you love him. They give other practical situations where a little one (or anyone would just pray). I really like the practicability of the book and the innocence of it.

I also liked the way it challenged the child to think outside the box and incorporate God in every minute of our lives. This is a great teaching tool and a way of opening up conversation with your child or students about prayer and how and when we are to talk to God. I highly recommend this book!

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org 

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