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When God Was a Little Girl Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2016-07-09 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 13 user ratings
ISBN:1592989551
LANGUAGE:English

"An outstanding gift to all who want a fresh way of thinking about God and creation .
Writing is whimsical. Art is breathtaking. And the theology is sound.
Seminaries, churches, even people who doubt that God exists should all run out and get a copy.
A female friend and I read it dramatically to a group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at church camp recently and her young son, absolutely awestruck, said: "Mom, I had no idea God was once a little girl."
The book is brilliant.
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"This delightful book retells the creation story in a uniquely creative way. A father and daughter converse as they drive home in their car. In answer to the request to hear a story about when God was a little girl the father begins to describe the creation story in colors and shapes.

This is not a polemic but simply the assumption that God can be described in feminine terms as comfortably as in masculine terms. More importantly the overall theme is God as love and the love of a parent for a child as a reflection of that love.

This is an ideal gift for a child or a parent and like all children's books it's a great investment. You get a wonderful story, beautiful illustrations and the opportunity to enjoy it again and again for years to come.
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"Part of an inclusive library of children's books for Sunday School. Thank you for the thoughtful dialogue and lush illustrations." said.

"This is a stunningly beautiful book offering girls and women the assurance that they, too, are in the likeness of God. I bought it for my great niece's 3rd birthday. Let's hope her parents can see the beauty in it." said.

"When I first saw the title of this book, Matthew 18:3 popped into my head, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." We, so often, want to fit God into our paradigm. It doesn't work like that, and this book provides a peep into the greatness and awesomeness of our God. The illustrator is a master, "catching the glimpses" and bringing them to life. It is truly precious and a worthwhile addition to any library (not just for children)." said.

"When God Was a Little Girl is an AMAZING book! An incredibly beautiful story about who God is and who we are. We have read it to our 1 and 3 year-old many times. Isaac (almost 3) has started “reading” it back to us and it brings us such joy that he is learning and ingraining this story and perspective in his young mind. We pray that "the Love that was in the beginning" is foundational to how they both get to know God. And we pray that this beautiful story continues to bless many others! The story and incredible illustrations are impactful reminders for our whole family of God’s nature. Love was the first color God painted....." said.

"A theologically beautiful retelling of the Creation story, imagined as a little girl doing an art project, cooperatively told between a father and his daughter. In this story, through prose and picture, we are given new images of the Divine in a very relatable way for people of all ages. The stunning artwork depicts God in a global context as a girl of different races and ethnicities, always smiling, always engaged with creation. I delight in sharing this book with my young daughter and hope as she grows it influences her understanding of the Divine and the Divine spark that lives inside her. I love gifting this book to friends and family, particularly those with young girls!" said.

"This is a STUNNINGLY beautiful theological retelling of creation for young children. A little girl asks her father to tell her a story about when God was a little girl, and so her father tells her the story of God creating the world just like a little girl giggling and singing all things into existence and splashing gorgeous colors and glitter all over. But, before anything, there was love. And love was darkness. Because you can't see it, but you know it's there. And on that page, God is imagined as a female child of African descent. And I adore that. Love was darkness..... There was sooooo much good stuff in this story, I can't even capture it all in one post, but I can't recommend this book enough to add to your library. I am strongly leaning toward using it in October as our Children's message when we talk about Ecological Stewardship because the way it talks about "humus beings" as co-creators in God's art project and our responsibility to carry on the loving work God started is beautiful!" said.

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