Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: The Good Father by Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett, Illus by Lorna Hussey

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge,from Tommy Nelson Books, for review and giveaway 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, all opinions are my own.


Inspired by the #1 hit song “Good Good Father,” as heard on Chris Tomlin’s new album
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Synopsis:
You’ve heard a thousand stories of what the good King is like. Now discover His great love for your child!
Grammy Award-winning music artist, Chris Tomlin, and Pat Barrett (Housefires), team up to tell the story of a little bear named Tucker whose life and townspeople are forever changed when they learn just how great the King’s love is for them. When Tucker’s friends need help, he goes to see the King who lives in a castle where the door is always open.
Tucker wants to take the perfect gift to the King in hopes he will be convinced to help. Along the way, Tucker encounters a variety of humorous animals filled with advice who leave him confused about what the King is like. He doubts whether the King would be willing to help. Just as Tucker is ready to give up, he meets the King who runs to him with open arms offering love, acceptance, and help.
With whimsical art created by Lorna Hussey, this precious story will leave children, young and old, reassured that God is a good, good Father, and they are loved by Him.

From Chris:



Review:
Children will easily relate to the tale of Tucker trying to find the perfect gift to appease the King, in order to have him come help his friends. The book will easily open up family discussions on the different aspects of the King's character, that makes him a good father and protector. But the one character trait that makes him a 'good good' father, may surprise some children, who do not see God as always there for them, but a distant figure. The story teaches kids that God is always there when we need him, AS we need him. A very important lesson to learn! Lorna has given the book some lovely illustrations, that perfectly match the season and story! I'm trilled this book has come out before the holiday season, as it perfect for gift giving and we highly recommend it! Add in Chris' CD, and you have a lovely family gift!

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About the Authors/Illustrators:

Chris Tomlin- With 10 albums, 13 #1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, 21 Dove Awards, and two platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in music. His songs include “How Great Is Our God,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “Our God,” and most recently, “Good Good Father,” to name a few. It is estimated that each week 20–30 million people sing one of Tomlin’s songs in worship. More than anything, Chris loves being a husband to Lauren and a daddy to Ashlyn and Madison. 

Pat Barrett is a husband, father, songwriter, and worship leader based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He is the worship pastor of Grace-Midtown Church and cowriter of the #1 song “Good Good Father.” Pat also travels with Housefires, a worship expression based out of the Atlanta area.
Lorna Hussey is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some the books she has illustrated are Little Christmas Tree, Rabbit's Winter Walk, and the Lewis Carroll Collection. She lives in Shropshire with her husband, three children, pet dog and horse. She has been illustrating children's books for over ten years.
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Giveaway:
One BTHM reader will win their own copy of this very special book!



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