About the BookFrom the bestselling author of "When God Made You" and "When God Made Light" comes a beautifully affirming, deeply meaningful prayer from a parent to a loving God, asking for God's presence and comfort over the life of a child. Full color.
Book SynopsisUSA TODAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From the author of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers. With lyricism, whimsy, and heartfelt emotion, Matthew Paul Turner reveals the tender emotions connected with watching a beloved child grow up and experience the world. Paired with Kimberley Barnes's vivid and playful illustrations, When I Pray for You is a beautifully affirming book, in which children and parents will see their own stories come to life. When I Pray for You celebrates the dreams, hopes, and longings parents pray over their children, and shares with the little ones how much care and concern a loved one feels for them. This is a book you will read to your child again and again. Perfect for any occasion, as well as for milestones including baby showers, birthdays, and graduations. From the moment I saw you,
Review QuotesECPA bestseller A mother with wide, emerald eyes cradles her blanketed infant: "from the moment I saw you, / I started to pray./ Big prayers and small ones/ I have sent God's way." As the child grows from a baby to a girl, the mother is encouraging yet watchful: "I pray you grow strong, have passion and fight./ And stand up for what's good with all of your might." Barnes's ebullient artwork shows the child at a pool party, reading to her peers in a book nook, and playing in a band. A final spread shows that the child has not yet grown up; instead, the mother holds her baby on a hilltop under a gentle sky, projecting a life to come. New moms will welcome the wistful tone and scenes of a child's joyful discoveries. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)
About The AuthorMatthew Paul Turner is a photographer, speaker, and author of numerous books, including the bestselling When God Made You and When I Pray for You. UK-based illustrator, Kimberly Barnes, has worked with top clients such as Little Tiger, Top That Publishing, Igloo, and Macmillan Education. Her love of drawing began at a young age and fostered into a career in illustration, specializing in children's illustration. She enjoys the regular cup of tea and isn't partial to the odd biscuit or two.