Monday, September 6, 2021

A Child of God by Chantel and Mauli Bonner, Illustrated by Morgan Bissant #childrenspicturebook #christian


A Child of GodA Child of God by Mauli Bonner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source:  Received to Review
Genre: Christian Childrens Picture Book

Book Description:  Even with a different name and skin a different shade, everyone’s a child of God. He loves us all the same.

This rhyming, read-aloud book with warm illustrations shares a comforting, faith-filled message from a Black father and mother to their children. Along with the children in the story, your own little ones will think about the ways our skin color, gender, and physical features are all different, as well as the things that bind us all together.

In soothing verse, the father assures his children that everyone can look like Jesus and the angels by the things they do. As the family walks through their neighborhood, the father points out the beauty in God’s creations, from flowers, all unique and different, to all the children in their community. This book will start conversations in your family about appreciating the beautiful differences among all of God’s children, helping your children become better disciples of Christ.

My thoughts: I love, love, love this story. It is beautifully told.

The story begins as young children are questioning how they can be a child of God when they don't have the same skin color. I love how patiently and eloquently the authors explain how even though we are all different, God is in us making us His children.

This book is one that I am keeping, even though my children are grown. Someday I hope to have Grandchildren and would love to sit them next to me and talk about the message and read the book together. The illustrations are cute. I would recommend everything about this childrens picture book.

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Authors: 

Mauli Junior Bonner is a songwriter and film director from Las Vegas, Nevada. He recently completed production on the award-winning film His Name Is Green Flake

Chantel L. Bonner is a University of Southern California alumna and works as a licensed marriage and family therapist providing trauma-informed care to children in foster care.

The Bonners have been happily married for more than ten years and live in Southern California with their two children, Geo and Ari. The Bonners are dedicated to equality and justice among marginalized communities, and they provide resources to underserved children through their nonprofit, Lift Up Voices.

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Illustrator Morgan Bissant is based in New Orleans. She started drawing as a child by copying cartoons and other things around her. She later attended a professional art school, pursuing a career in illustration and design. She received a degree in fine arts at Louisiana State University. She focuses on characters with various skin tones and distinct features, seeking to bring ideas to life and inspire others through illustrations.

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