In today's day it's not unusual for a child to experience divorce, broken families, a loss of a parent or even for a child to be taken out of the household. While all of these situations are completely out of the child's control, they often feel responsible as well as feel that they are completely alone in the world when these things happen.
Bob Nelsen understood how these children felt when he sat down and penned a poem for his niece during her parents divorce. Over twenty years later, his daughter, Cricket Nelson Hater, dreamed of honored her deceased father by taking his words and publishing them as a children's book. Through a successful Kickstart campaign, Cricket's dream has become reality her father's poem is now paired with amazing illustrations by Robin Tillman that reminds us all that God is always with us and surrounding us with love, even when the times are tough.
The first time I read this book to my children, the image of another poem, "Footprints in the Sand" immediately popped into my mind. While the wording and illustrations are nothing reminescent of that amazing poem, I can't help but think of this as the "Footprints for the Younger Generations". The message is much the same, even in hard times, God is there with you, walking beside you and he never forgets you. However, the imagery and the words are more in tune to a child's imagination. For example:
When things go all wrong and days seem too long, Bad spills or strange ills lead to Doctor’s pink pills, If you’re sent back to bed with a hot aching head...‘Cause your temperature’s high as a dinosaur’s eye. Can you then hear God say, “Hey! You’ll be O.K.”?"
The illustrations by Robin Tillman are amazing and work perfectly with the whimsical feeling of the prose. The artwork is beautiful with gorgeous water color paintings of animals and scenery that children will love.
Maybe you know a kid who's going through a tough time. Maybe their parents are divorcing or maybe they are facing an illness that has them in the hospital more often than not. Regardless of the situation, this is a wonder book to give as a gift to a special child who might need this reminder that God is always with them.
Feel free to visit the website at www.theeverywhereGod.com or their Facebook page to learn how you can order your own copy of this wonderful book..
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The Everywhere God is a book about hope for children of all ages. Written for his young granddaughter during a particularly difficult time, the late Pastor Bob Nelson wanted to be sure she knew God was with her no matter what else was happening. Despite people and circumstances, his message is clear, God never leaves or forgets about us and His love never ends. Upon it's completion, he knew it was something special and wanted to make it a children's book. Unfortunately, time passed and things never fell into place for his vision to come to life. He passed away in 2008 before he could see it happen. More than 20 years after it's original writing, Bob Nelson's daughter remembered this treasured poem and like her father, felt it needed to be shared with the world. For many years she kept this special story in the back of her heart and always dreamed of making his vision for a children's book a reality.To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter below after reading the terms and conditions. a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions: This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. Must be at least 18 years of age. This giveaway is in no away associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. No purchase necessary for entry. Odds are determined by the number of entries. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. Entry into this giveaway will subscribe you to The Everywhere God email list.