Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.
Isa. 43:7

The scripture above is what came to mind when I read this beautiful book. "When God Made You," is an awesome children's book about an African American girl who comes to understand her place in this world. The theme is how her diversity makes her unique.

It is very colorful and will keep your attention all the way to the last page. 
The author uses amazing rhyming couplets. It flows like a song. Although it uses some high functioning vocabulary, a teacher or parent could teach the child what those words mean. This would help build their reading comprehension even more.
I believe that all young children would benefit from this q1uick read. There are not many African American characters in children's books, even Christian children's book genre. As an educator, I have witnessed many of our children that don't accept their uniqueness. Many of them seek to be like others around them. They have to understand that they are beautifully made by the living God. 

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"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33)."

The above scripture is the foundation  of this Christian children's book by Janis Cox. This book is about Yoj who lived in the Kingdom of Thrim. He was gifted in doll making and enjoyed all that God had blessed him with until he is made an offer without consulting God. Over time, Yoj learned many lessons, especially in the area of trusting God and obeying His voice. He also assisted in leading others to developing and building a relationship with God.


The main theme in this book is seeking God for His purpose and plan for your life. It also highlights the truth that God created us all with gifts and talents.


The beautiful images were hand-crafted by the author. She is truly gifted indeed. I believe that many age groups would enjoy this story. As a 7th grade language arts teacher, it would be great when trying to get students to understand  certain concepts like theme and internal conflict. As a youth group leader and mentor, this book would be an awesome resource to use when teaching about purpose and the importance of obeying God.


I truly enjoyed this book. I gave it a 5. It's not just a good story. It is a powerful resource for young and old alike. I am looking forward to using this book and other resources from this author. It is clear that she has a true heart for God and wants others to do the same.


Click on the link below to visit her website:
http://www.janiscox.com
 
 
 Are you in need of a good children's book to teach your little one about why they were created? This book is an excellent resource. Made for a Purpose is a Christian children's picture book by Kristie Wilde. It contains about 20 easy to read pages. This book is very engaging with its colorful images and creative sentence designs.

The author does a great job with simplifying the language for  younger age groups. Throughout the book, she explains the reasons why each animal is designed a specific way. My favorite was the uniqueness of the fish.

The first words written in this book are, "God made everything for a purpose." I believe that children should be taught this from a young age, and then by the time they get to middle school, they won't struggle so much with acceptance from peers. They will know that God made them unique just as they are and for His purpose and plan. This author ends the story with making sure that the reader knows that God created them to also know Him.


Overall, I loved this little treasure. It will bless many young children as their parents and teachers read it and discuss why they were made. It would have been even more awesome if it rhymed, but nevertheless, the author did a great job.

Overall, I gave this book a 4.5 and I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.

I received this free book from Book Crash  in exchange of an honest review. 
 
 
This is a children's picture book. As a middle school English teacher, I truly enjoyed reading this book. I could have used it with my 8th graders while teaching the Holocaust unit. This story is told through the eyes of a young girl and her mother. She begins by asking her mother why her great-grandma is so sad and sitting alone in her chair. Rebecca, the mother, begins to tell her daughter, Sarah, her grandmother's story.

The Illustrations are beautiful. They highlight the main points in the story.



Sarah's grandmother endured hunger, abuse, and the lost of loved ones. She was blessed to have survived such horrible conditions and mistreatment.

The book also contains a timeline, a glossary of terms, and a list of Holocaust survivors on the last pages.

I loved, loved, loved this book! I gave it 5 stars and would especially recommend it to fellow educators of all grade levels. It is simple, yet profound.