“God smiles and here’s why – in the spark of your eye,
A familiar reflection shines bright from inside.
‘Cause when God made you
and the world oohed and aahed,
in heaven they called you an image of God.
You, you, and when God dreams about you,
God dreams about all that in you will be true.”
Matthew Paul Turner
There are so many charming children’s books available today, but few celebrate the individuality and uniqueness of children in the same way that When God Made You does. It is a beautifully illustrated book with slightly abstract images bursting with vivid colors. It radiates joy and with adorable rhyming verses it makes the reader feel loved and blessed by God. This does a terrific job of helping young children to find their place in the world and know that they are one-of-a-kind.
Matthew Paul Turner emphasizes that each child has a sparkle and brilliance that is just from them, and the message that each individual was handcrafted with love by God is beautifully reiterated. When God Made You is clearly a Christian story, but it is not preachy, and could be suitable for readers of various faiths. Overall, this is the best children’s book that I have read in a while and I know that I will be purchasing multiple copies to give as gifts.