Friday, December 10, 2010

Review: Good Morning, God

Apologia Educational Ministries send an adorable book for review:  Good Morning, God.    Written by Davis Carman and illustrated by Alice Ratterree, it is a simple, pleasantly repetitive reminder to children (ages 1-8 years) that God loves them all through the day, and that each day -- each part of the day -- is an opportunity to learn about and worship God. 

The forward of the book states:

Ideally this book will help your child fall in love with our heavenly Father by thinking about Him from sunrise to sunset.  The hope is that this book will introduce children to the simple and wonderful ways we can worship God daily and inspire them to enjoy the Lord with heir entire being all hrough the day.
The storyline takes place during a Sunday to Sunday week of a young child, probably preschool age.  Each day starts with "Good morning, God" and ends with a short, one-sentence prayer.

For older children, there is a daily Question and Activity devotional at the back of the book, meant to supplement the readings.  It is designed to help children consider how to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, strength and mind (Luke 10:27).  There are Bible verses to look up, so if you have a non-reader, you'll want to help.

I thought this was a lovely book with repetitive prose that delights young children and thoughtful questions to discuss with your children.  update:  I neglected to mention that the there are black-and-white illustrations for each day....and now Apologia has these available as a coloring book for $4.  You can view it on their website here.

If you are having trouble finding the book on the Apologia website, the ISBN number for the book is 978-1-935495-25-3.  I was able to see it on, but as of this review date, it was not in stock.

For more reviews on this resource, click over to the Review Crew Blog here.

Thanks to Apologia for the opportunity to review this book. In exchange for a complementary copy of the resource, I was asked to give my honest opinion about the book.

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