Sunday, August 29, 2010

That’s Where God Is

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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That’s Where God Is

David C. Cook; New edition (August 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***


Dan and Ali Morrow are parents of two wonderful daughters. When they’re not writing children’s books, they like to go on adventures around their Colorado home.

Visit the authors' website.

My Thoughts  

This book is beautiful and bright in colors.   It kept the attention of my 32 months daughter while I read it.   The story is simple and fun to read with little ones.    A grandfather send his younger grandchild on a quest to find where God is and throughout the week, the child discover that God is everywhere.   At the end, the grandfather tells his grandchild that there is still one place that God is that he hasn’t discover yet.    And this lead the grandpa telling his grandson how to ask God to come into his heart.

So simple and yet so true at the same time.    I really enjoyed the story and was wondering how my youngest would react to it (more on this below).   Each discovery of God is linked to a verse from the Bible.   Also included in the book is the Scripture of Psalm 139:1-10 which is well known by many – God’s knows us and is with us all the time.   

At the very end of the book, you have an heartfelt letter from Lee Strobel himself.   And when I read it, I also discovered how the authors of the book are related to him.    For me it was inspiring and encouraging to read this letter.    God do have a hand on our kids and ourselves.    I’ve seen it in my life and in my children’s lives.

So you might be wondering how my young daughter reacted to the book.    She was very attentive throughout the reading and loved the pictures.    At one point, she wanted to go faster but I had to tell her that mommy was reading and it was important to listen.   In the end, after reading the prayer of the little boy in the story, I asked Jasmine if she wanted to have God in her heart.  She said yes!   So I said the prayer again slowly with one or two words at a time and she repeated it very clearly.    And when I asked her where God was afterward, she said that He was in her heart.    Sweet!   She is ever precious to me and I pray that God will guide and protect her every day of her life.   She is our last child to ask God to come in her heart.    Part of it is bittersweet I guess but I see God being alive and working in my kids’ lives.   I can’t hardly wait to discover what He will do with them.  

That’s Where God Is is available everywhere even at

Product Details:

List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (August 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1434764346
ISBN-13: 978-1434764348

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER (Click on the pictures to see them larger):

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