Book Title: Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 5-8), 40 pages
Genre: Picture Book/Early Reader
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing
Release date: November 3, 2021
Format available for review: print-softback (USA & Canada), PDF
Tour dates: Nov 7 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: G. My book is rated G because it has a Biblical world view.
Have you ever had great big tingly goosebumps? Or tossed and turned too long on a sleepless night? Have you ever seen tall shadows dance in your doorway? Or found a RELAX-let-go peace deep inside? In Night of Mysterious Blessings, you’ll share in the adventures of a boy and his beloved dog. Enter this curious, oh-so-mysterious night, and be amazed at what you see in the morning's light. Best of all, uncover the priceless key to worrying less and smiling more.
So many books stress God is always with us. How fantastic for a book to proclaim the Scriptural truth that God is also within. It's a lifelong gift for children to discover God makes his home inside them while their hearts are open to receive the mystery.
This is such a special book! Rhyming text and colorful illustrations are used to tell the story of a young boy who can't sleep until he's visited by a sandman with some special sand. Is it the magic sand that finally helps this boy go to sleep or could it be the wise advice that the sandman gives him?
'We all have our problems. Relax. Do your best. Then leave things to God. He'll take care of the rest.'
This book is entertaining but oh, so meaningful! Night of Mysterious Blessings reminds us that God is always with us, and he knows everything about us! He understands our fears and He's always listening to our prayers. This is a wonderful book for families to read together and author Sally Metzger shares discussion questions and two crafts to go along with the story. Night of Mysterious Blessings offers reassurance and a powerful faith message to those young readers who have their own problems going to sleep!
I received a complimentary copy from the author via iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As a teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, Sally Metzger has helped young people discover God’s boundless love for them for over 20 years. She developed and taught a course in faith formation for university students, religion teachers, youth ministers, and parents, and she is the author of two children’s books, Night of Mysterious Blessings and Jesus, Were You Little?
Sally has a Master of Theological Studies degree, focusing on pastoral care, and is active in chaplain ministry. Her message: It’s Raining Grace! And through God’s power, we can find and joyfully fulfill our purpose in life. Sally is married to her high school sweetheart, cherishes her children and grandchildren, and enjoys outdoor adventures and travel.
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