BOOK REVIEW + Book GIVE AWAY - Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzer
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.
Night of Mysterious Blessings is a magnificent story to introduce children to God and how he is always with us. This is a story about a little boy and his dog who are struggling to fall asleep. He wishes the Sandman would arrive and use his magic to help him sleep. Instead, the Sandman teaches him that the spirit of God is always with us. When we are anxious or scared, all we need to do is let the spirit in and trust that everything will be ok.
This story is beautifully illustrated and written. It is told in verse and easy to read. The book is full of vibrant colors and whimsy. The story is engaging and grounded in how children think about the world. This book is delightful and will keep your little reader wanting more. This book is the perfect addition to your reading routine and a great reminder for adults who struggle with falling to sleep. Knowing there is a higher power out there looking out for us is comforting.
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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