Three. That's how many times my second grade son read this book with his dad before I even got a look at it. "Good Morning, God" by Davis Carman, illustrated by Alice Ratterree, published by Apologia Press, is a very child-friendly book. It spoke to my son's heart, which was evidenced by the fact that he kept re-reading it during our extended visit with family over Thanksgiving. He even insisted (really, with no prodding from me!) upon doing all of the Questions and Activities in the back of the book. Good Morning God became our reading and faith building curriculum for the week we spent homeschooling on the road. The story follows a young boy in his daily life for one week, from Sunday to Sunday. It can be read straight through, or as a bedtime story. If you choose you can read one day at a time and do the questions and activites for that day. No matter how this book is used, it demonstrates to our children and ourselves, "the simple and wonderful ways we can worship God...with our entire being all through the day." (from How to Use this Book).
Written for 1-8 year olds, this book is a non-denominational Christian discipleship tool, emphasizing whole hearted, joyful love for God and faith in Jesus. The many scripture references in the Question and Activities section are taken from the Zondervan edition of the New International Version of the Holy Bible. Questions and Activities include subjects such as heaven, what is a soul, sin, how can you take care of your body, go on a bike ride, and draw a picture of an ear.
This is a quality, hardcover childrens book, with sturdy pages and beautiful color illustrations, priced at only $14.00, it is constructed to last a lifetime with gentle care. The accompanying coloring book is only $4.00. Other books are available from this company at Apologia Press.
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We received one copy of "Good Morning God" free for posting an honest evaluation. No other compensation was received for this review.