Matthew Paul Turner
About the Author

Matthew Paul Turner is a writer, blogger, and speaker. He’s written more than a dozen books, including Churched, Hear No Evil, and Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Changing God.

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  1. That’s awesome! I agree that there seems to be a deficit of children’s books about God that aren’t awful. Thanks for helping to fill the void.

  2. Definitely a favorite at our house – grateful for a children’s book I love to read that has a great message. Also, Madi thinks the “light” illustrations look like Rapunzel’s hair, which might be the biggest compliment from a 3 year old 🙂

  3. I LOVE this! I don’t have little ones anymore…but I’m looking forward to grandchildren one day! We always loved reading inspirational books on Biblical truths to our 4 kids when they were little. This sounds like an awesome book for my collection!

    And this phrase: “And if you’re ever afraid in the darkness of night, remember the shadows are no match for God’s light.” is good to remember, no matter how old you are! 🙂

  4. Excellent work!!! So very encouraging to me, I extend congratulations and prayers for success and for God’s glory to be revealed to every child that reads this book and those who have it read to them. Blessings all around. “…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

  5. I love it! I have an unusual name but the day my Hebrew speaking therapist told me that it translated to “God’s Light” I felt like I was cured! So the word “light” has been special to me ever since. I will say I have yet to see anywhere else that my name translates to that, but so be it. =)

    I am very intrigued by your products and am an avid children’s book collector. I will surely get a copy of the book for my Nana library.

    Job well done!! Thanks for announcing it.

  6. I’m so excited to purchase this for my library and give as gifts to all my little friends. Thank you for helping to fill a void in books about God.

  7. Congratulations on getting the book written and published. WHOOT WHOOT on the Dayspring line!

    There needs to be more books about God for young children! I wish more people like you would take the time to write stuff for little ones!