Good Gifts Come from God helps children see all the good gifts God has given them and to remember James 1:17: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.”
Every day God gives us good gifts to enjoy—family, friends, sunshine, hugs, smiles, and kind words. The greatest gift from God is sending his Son, Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. We should always thank God for his good and perfect gifts.
In Good Gifts Come from God, Sally Michael helps parents to instruct the mind, engage the heart, and influence the will of their children as they learn a new Scripture. Each page shows pictures and asks questions to engage preschoolers in understanding the verse. Repetition of the verse throughout the book helps children memorize the Bible verse (ESV) after just a few readings. Also included are pointers for helping children memorize and suggestions for activities that will reinforce “Living by the Word.”
Sally Michael is a cofounder of Truth78 and has authored curricula and books marked by a passion for developing God-centered resources for the spiritual development of children. For 16 years, Sally served as minister for children at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota under the leadership of John Piper and of her husband, David. Sally and David live in Indianapolis, Indiana. They enjoy spending time with their daughter Kristi, daughter Amy and her husband Gary, and three grandchildren.
Sengsavane “Savane” Chounramany was born into a Lao-Hungarian family, has lived in many countries, and is now settled in Argentina. She is fond of saying she was born with a pencil in her hand. She loves to travel and, through colorful illustrations and animations, shares her experiences with everyone—and now with her own little one as well.
“As important as it is to help our young children memorize key Scripture verses, it also makes a big difference if they are led to think deeply and clearly about what those verses mean! This new series of short and attractive books, Bible Verses to Remember, helps parents and Christian workers accomplish both goals. They focus on verses that express truths central to our Christian faith and the questions and narrative show what these verses mean and how important they are to our lives. What a gift to our children!”
Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“These delightful little books are just the kind you’ll want to have on hand for your children or grandchildren. They will teach the children you love to know, honor, and trust our great God.”
Tim Challies, Author of Seasons of Sorrow
“Little minds grab on to memorized facts like glue! When life pounds away at the door of your child’s mind, this series will help them memorize Scripture to remind them of God’s love and care for years to come.”
Barbara Reaoch, Author of A Jesus Christmas and A Jesus Easter
“Sally Michael has crafted a new set of easy-to-use tools for helping families treasure God’s Word together. She’s combined the skill of a master teacher with her heart as a mother and grandmother to create this beautifully illustrated series of children’s books. In each book—whether Good Gifts Come from God, Give God Your Worries, or Our Great God—you and your children will hear Sally’s wise and winsome words about our great and gracious Lord.”
Champ Thornton, Acquisitions editor, Crossway; author of The Radical Book for Kids, Why Do We Say Thank You?,and You Count! A Five-Senses Countdown to Calm
“Sally Michael and Sengsavane Chounramany have created a visual feast to nourish children’s souls. Michael features one bedrock verse per book, explaining what it means and why it matters. In so doing, she helps children experience the benefits of meditating on God's Word. Simple but not simplistic, the Bible Verses to Remember books teach children how to understand and apply God's Word to their own lives. They’re brimming with life-transforming truths about God in words children can understand. Delightful, vibrant illustrations serve the prose, all for the purpose of leading children to faith. A feast for the eyes and the soul.”
Candice Watters, Mother of four; author; editor of FighterVerses.com
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As one installment of the 3-part ‘Bible Verses to Remember’ series, Good Gifts Come From God is based on James 1:17. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” Author Sally Michael creatively unfolds the concept of God’s gift-giving, beginning with a concept that children understand – gifts that come in boxes with bows. She then transitions to gifts that don’t come in boxes with bows. Michael explores gifts of kindness as well as gifts found in nature – all as being gifts from God. As part of the ‘Bible Verses to Remember’ series, this picture book audience is listed on Amazon as 6-9 years old. While this age would be the appropriate age to start memorizing Scripture, the illustrations and content would be enjoyable and understandable for younger children as well. Sengsavane Chounramany’s illustrations capture the wonder of God’s beautiful gifts that surround us. Little readers will enjoy finding all the little ‘gifts’ in nature that each page includes. Parents and teachers will find helpful resources and suggestions at the end of the book to enhance their children’s learning and understanding of this biblical concept – as well as others.
This cute new series from Sally Michael teaches little ones (aged 3-7) truths about God while also helping them start to memorise bible verses. Eye catching and cheery illustrations by Sengsavane Chounramany will engage kids and caregivers alike. Good Gifts Come From God shows how many gifts we receive from God - in creation, in other people, and most of all in Jesus. Anchored in James 1:17a “Every good first and every perfect gift is from above” (ESV), it helps children to see how much in our lives is a gift to thank God for.