Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: I Am by Diane Stortz, Illus by Diane le Feyer

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book and giveaway, free of charge,from Thomas Nelson Publishing, <for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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And now for a great story book for older kids and early readers.

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Creator, Comforter, Healer, Friend
God’s names tell us who He is, what He is like, and what He does. This beautiful book covers 40 of the Bible’s many names and descriptive titles for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
Jehovah Jireh
The Lord My Shepherd
I Am
Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. As they develop understanding of God’s character and His love for them, children will grow to know, love, and trust the great I Am more and more.
Those who know your name put their trust in you. —Psalm 9:10

i am sample page 1


There are 40 stories in this book and each of them teach a very important lesson about how much God loves us and cares for us. As you can see, each story has multiple components. There is a header flag that tells you what part of God the story is talking about, then the title, a relevant bible verse, and then the story, which is richly illustrated in a way to appeal to kids. Then it is followed by a 'what does it mean' tab, which helps to relate the story to kids. 

i am sample page 2

Overall this is a very lovely book that is perfectly aimed at the 4-8 age group. It is perfect for adding to the Easter basket, or for providing a great new way to share the bible with your kids, in a new way. The book really helps kids to understand how God's love appears in their lives and how to share that with others/ It is a lovely book and we highly recommend it.


Download some great coloring sheets, showing illustrations from the book, that are great for Easter use!

About the Author:

Diane Stortz is an author and former editorial director whose heart’s desire is to “tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord” (Psalm 78:4). Diane’s books include Words to Dream OnThe Sweetest Story Bible,and A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year. Diane and her husband reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have two married daughters. Diane enjoys walking, gardening, and visiting her four young grandsons.

About the Illustrator:

 Diane was Born in Marseille, France, and discovered her passion for drawing, and especially animation, at  the tender age of 5.  She followed her artistic path, by graduating from the Ecole Emile Cohl. She worked in the as a character designer, animator and 3d modeler, for the video game company “ Etrange Libellules”. She left to work at the Cartoon Saloon, in Kilkenny, Ireland, where she illustrated children books, web animation, TV shows and cartoon movies. She returned to France and continues to work with animation for movies and children's book illustrations.

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One BTHM reader will win this book for their own gift giving, or keeping for their family!

Good Luck!

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  1. I would say Jehovah Rapha - God Who Heals. I have felt his healing hand upon me during my cancer journey.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Hi Nicole, thank you for featuring I AM on your site! Praying the book continues to be a blessing to you and your contest winner!
    Diane Stortz


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