Book Review: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner, Illustrated by David Catrow

Published February 28, 2017 by Waterbrook

Genres Children’s, Fiction, Christian

Pages 48

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From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves.


I loved this book! It is aimed at preschool age children, although the publisher has ages 3-7 listed and I think that is pretty accurate. This is also a book I feel could be used in both your home and in a Sunday School or Children in Worship environment.The illustrations are incredibly beautiful and the extremely colorful. They also have a very “flowly” quality to them. All of the characters in the book and illustrations are quite diverse, which is something I don’t think we see a lot of in children’s books. This book focuses on teaching children about their individual and unique gifts and personalities and how they each fit in God’s plan in their own special way. The wording in the book matches the illustrations; poetics and full of rhyming, it is sure to capture the attention of anyone who is reading it.

Thank you to the publisher for sending me a review copy of this book.



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