God With Us: A Journey Home
Disclosure: Many thanks to Shepherd Press for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.
It has been a minute since I took on reviewing a product but when I saw this one, I just know that I needed to share it with you. (And you can get YOUR OWN COPY here as well as enter to WIN A HARDCOPY below in the giveaway!)
The first thing that grabs me when I open the book are the illustrations. Oh my! I LOVE the watercolor pages and the illustrations are stunning. These pages alone will catch the eye of readers of all ages. The almost lyrical style of the words will clinch how much you love this book.
With a total of 268 pages, you will no doubt find a favorite image and story that you will want to read over and over again to the kids. And I feel that author Jeremy Pierre and illustrator Cassandra Clark want to awaken children to a brave journey — a journey home. This world is not our home. We live east of Eden and short of Heaven. The earlier children understand this, the more sense they can make out of this sad, wonderful place. This storybook aims to share their vision of the world as a place in-between, to awaken them to the brave journey they must take toward their true home — their home with God.
I love the way that Jeremy weaves the words of these familiar stories into stories that sounds like ones I haven’t yet before. The way he has with words is absolutely beautifully poetic.
What Others Have to Say
“God with Us delivers truth with imagination, creativity, and beautiful illustrations. The gospel message becomes clearer with every turn of the page. Like a symphony of truth that crescendos to the final fanfare, God with Us ends with a finale that connects the gospel dots and offers an invitation to believe. Bravo and well done!” —Marty Machowski, Pastor and author of The Ology, Wonderful, Long Story Short, and other gospel-centered resources for church and home.
I agree with Marty on this! It is spot on and he makes the excellent point of saying, that Jeremy “connects the dots” and he does! It is like the ending all neatly tied up with a bow and it is wonderful!
“This is a beautiful re-telling of the most beautiful story ever told.”
—Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of Christianity & Culture, and author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books.
Karen states it simply because it is true. This is a beautiful story in and of itself but adding these illustrations and lyrical words makes it that much more beautiful.
How You Can Get Your Own Copy
If you are like me at all you probably have a bunch of Bible story books on your shelves. Some more worn than others I bet too. If you have young ones, big ones, or next generation ones, I encourage you to go get a copy of this book. It is incredibly beautiful and will only enhance the curious nature of our children to hunger and see the wonders of our God in God With Us: A Journey Home.
I enjoyed reviewing this book and being able to share it with you. I hope that you have value in this post and will share it with others. Many blessings to you and yours friend.
In His Grace,