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Bestselling author of The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross releases new kids’ book

CHARLOTTE, NC– The Good Book Company is excited to announce the newest addition to the Tales That Tell The Truth series for children. Titled The God Contest, this Biblically faithful story shows readers how the God of the Bible proved himself to be the one true God (The Good Book Company, January 2021.)

Excitingly told and brilliantly designed, The God Contest is written by Carl Laferton and illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, the team behind the bestselling kids’ book The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross (The Good Book Company, February 2016.) Born out of a conversation between Laferton and his young son after his son’s friends had shared with him their beliefs in other gods or no god at all, the book takes readers on a journey from the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel to Jesus and the empty tomb.

Laferton says, “It has been one of the greatest joys of my life to hear of kids impacted by the gospel through reading The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross. Now I am praying that kids would be given confidence to stand firm in their faith, and stand up for their faith, through The God Contest. We live in a world of many worship options—I hope this book will excite kids to worship the one true God, our risen Lord Jesus.”

The book will equip parents to have biblical, honest conversations with their kids about hard questions. In an interview with Jerrad Lopes, host of DadTired, and another with Monica Swanson, host of The Boy Mom podcast, Laferton shares more about the story behind the book and how to respond to kids’ questions by bringing them to the Bible.

To support parents and children’s ministry workers engaging with kids on the topic of how to know God is the one true God, The Good Book Company is offering free lesson plans. These lesson plans can be downloaded from the book’s product page. A video trailer explaining more about the book is available here.

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Carl Laferton is the bestselling author of the kids’ books The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross and The God Contest. He is also the EVP Publishing at The Good Book Company and serves as series editor of the God’s Word For You commentary series. Before joining TGBC, he worked as a journalist, a teacher, and pastored a congregation in Hull, UK. Carl is married to Lizzie and they have two children, Benjamin and Abigail. He studied history at Oxford University.

Catalina Echeverri is a Colombian freelance illustrator specializing in children’s books. She is based in London, UK, and illustrated the bestselling The Garden, The Curtain and the Cross.

Founded in 1991, The Good Book Company (TGBC) is an international Christian publisher. Their Bible studies, books, devotionals, videos, tracts, evangelistic courses, and training materials are used throughout the English-speaking world, and in translation in over 35 languages worldwide. Everyone at TGBC is passionate about the Lord Jesus, His word, His church, and His gospel of grace. They create and publish biblical, relevant, and accessible resources that will encourage Christians to keep going, keep growing, and keep sharing their faith.