Matthew Paul Turner has written some light-hearted but theologically sound and culturally engaging books for adults. His newest book teaches an important lesson, that you were made exactly the way God meant for you to be made! When God Made You follows an African-American girl through her day, as she explores her neighborhood and lets her imagination take flight. David Catrow's illustrations become more vividly colorful and wildly imaginative as the book progresses, perfectly paired with Turner's whimsical verse.
Like any good kids book, the message of When God Made You resonates with all of us, not just the ostensible target audience. I am unique. I am loved. I carry the imago dei. I am a vessel to bring God's love to others. The message is simple, powerful, universal, and never to be forgotten.
Thanks to Blogging for Books and the publisher for the complimentary review copy!