Stories are beloved by all, even more by children. These five books will encourage a love of story while communicating spiritual truths about who they are as children of a God who loves them so dearly.

By Rel Mollet

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

Little ones will cherish this beautiful book by Matthew Paul Turner which shares how they fit into God’s divine plan, and encourages them to learn about their own special gifts. With lyrical rhyme and captivating illustrations, When God Made You (Waterbrook Press) is a must for your child’s collection.

It’s Okay to Feel Sad by Carolyn Larsen

Part of the Growing God’s Kids series, Carolyn Larsen helps young children understand sadness, express their feelings, and support and encourage each other in healthy ways. It’s Okay to Feel Sad (Baker Books) is perfect for pre-school and kindergarten children and assists parents in sharing sadness and grief in a gentle and caring way

Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker

Thank you, God, for Grandma (Thomas Nelson) from talented writer, Amy Parker, celebrates the special bond between a grandma and her grandchild, with gorgeous illustrations and sweet rhymes. Nanas, Mimis, Gigis, Grams, and Grandmommies are included in what is sure to become a favorite story when Grandma comes to visit!

Larger than Life Lara by Dandi Daley MacKall

Ten-year-old Laney Grafton is a little relieved when a new girl shows up in her class and becomes the target of the bullying she has faced for so long. But as Lara Phelps returns meanness with kindness, Laney and her class find themselves rethinking their attitudes. Dandi Daley MacKall’s Larger than Life Lara (Tyndale House) is timely, humorous, and unique.

The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema by Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer’s popular Prince Warriors trilogy concludes with The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema (B&H Kids). As the Prince Warriors receive their long-awaited swords, the ultimate enemy and a final battle looms. Written with her young sons in mind, this story helps children understand spiritual warfare and be equipped for their own struggles.

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About The Author

Matthew Paul Turner is the best-selling author of "When God Made You," "Churched,"and "Hear No Evil." He, and his wife, Jessica, along with their kids, Elias, Adeline, and Ezra, live in Nashville, Tennessee.