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TOS Review: “Good Morning, God” by Davis Carman

“Good Morning, God” by Davis Carman is a simple, sweet book with touching illustrations by Alice Ratterree. The book is designed for ages one to eight years, and is just right for our family!

The premise of the book, quoted in its early pages, is Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “These commands that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

The book begins on Sunday when Mom and Dad instruct the child in the story how to sit and stand at church and how to worship God. At bedtime, the child prays to God and the days closes with “Good night, Sunday. Good night, God.” This pattern continues through the week until the next Sunday, each day focusing on various activities for the child and training by the parents. Reading through the book a number of times most young children will pick up the days of the week as well as the times of day -morning and bedtime.

Following the story are pages with a list of questions and scriptures for each day of the week related to the day in the story. These will be useful in a family conversation about the book and to see how much a child understands.

My four and five-year old children were especially captivated and asked to read the book several times. The three-year old enjoyed seeing the pictures of children in activities very familiar to him – playing with his older brother, jumping on the bed, riding his bike.

A simple straight-forward and lovely book with examples of parents training their children in the Christian faith from the earliest age, I highly recommend this book. It could become a fast favorite gift for family’s with young children!

“Good Morning, God” is published by Apologia Press and can be purchased for $14.00. A perfect gift for a preschooler or early elementary age child, there is also a coloring book available. If I were to give my reviews stars, this resource would get the full five!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation.


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