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Colorado Springs, CO—It is never too early to start sharing your faith with your children. This is a belief held near and dear to the hearts of husband and wife writing team Dan and Ali Morrow. In fact, they started envisioning ideas for a series of children’s books before their first child was born.
Their first book, That’s Where God Is, was released in the summer of 2010. Using the foundational relationship between a child and his grandparent, the Morrows explore the many ways God can be discovered within the events of each day of the week.
When a little boy’s grandfather encourages him to look for evidence of God throughout his week, suddenly every day holds unexpected promise. Scripture verses underscore each particular “sighting” and reveal further truths about God’s character and redeeming power in our daily lives. Ranging from creation (animals in particular) and the power of a thunderstorm to the way people share, forgive, and show mercy, the young boy discovers that God is present within every aspect of his life. The grandfather confirms the boy’s experience and also tells him of another place that he can find God—within himself. The final discovery shared between the grandfather and the young boy opens the door for the gospel to reach both children and the adults with whom they share their lives.
The Morrows’ second book, That’s When I Talk to God, releases April 2011 and tells the story of a child learning more about prayer. From thanking God for best friends and the flowers in the garden to praying for hurting people and the courage to do things that scare her, she comes to discover over the course of one sunny Saturday that we can talk to God about everything. And at the end of the book, when she asks if God ever talks to us, both she and young readers will learn about all the ways God does in fact speak to us, including one big way—through His Word.
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. 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.
Also included in the back of the book is a letter from Lee Strobel, encouraging the parents and grandparents who read That’s When I Talk to God to their children.
Lee Strobel and his daughter Ali Morrow recorded two programs for Focus on the Family, entitled “Helping Your Kids Grab Hold of Their Faith I-II,” that are scheduled to air Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, 2011. The faith lessons in the Morrows’ new children’s titles, That’s Where God Is and That’s When I Talk to God, are discussed.
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