God Makes Me His Child in Baptism

God Makes Me His Child in Baptism

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by Janet Wittenback, Janet McDonnell
     
 

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A unique resource for both parents and teachers, God Makes Me His Child In Baptism helps explain the concept of infant baptism to preschoolers. Through its simple language and coloring-book format, this useful book captures children's attention while teaching them that through their own baptism they become a part of God's special family.

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A unique resource for both parents and teachers, God Makes Me His Child In Baptism helps explain the concept of infant baptism to preschoolers. Through its simple language and coloring-book format, this useful book captures children's attention while teaching them that through their own baptism they become a part of God's special family.

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Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
A young boy goes to church with his family to see his baby cousin, John, baptized. As the pastor makes the sign of the cross over John's head and heart, the boy thinks, "I know Jesus died on the cross—For John's sins and for everybody's sins. We want John to believe that too." The colored pictures show the ritual of baptism as practiced in some congregations while the text explains the theology as understood by a young boy. The minister wears a robe, a stole and a cross. He uses a dish in the shape of a shell to put the water on the baby while saying, "�in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." A baptismal candle is handed to the mother. Another couple are sponsors. Afterward the larger family gathers for a meal. When it is time to go home, the picture shows the boy resisting. He thinks, "Sometimes I act as if I am not God's child. I sin." But when he is sorry, "God forgives my sin because of Jesus. God the Holy Spirit keeps me in God's family." The watercolor pictures are endearing. The theology seems to me a little heavy for the age group. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758613059
Publisher:
Concordia Publishing House
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
745,535
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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God Makes Me His Child in Baptism 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
OhioSue More than 1 year ago
When my second granddaughter, age 1½, was going to be baptized, I was looking for a book to give as a gift to her older sister who was 4. Though our first granddaughter had been baptized as an infant, her parents had not attended church with much frequency until the months prior to the second baptism. I wanted a book that explained the meaning of baptism in simple terms and illustrated the ceremony similar to how it would be done, in this case at a Methodist church, but also very Lutheran. There seemed to be a definite lack of baptism books to chose from, but I was very pleased at finding this one. The story scenario was about an older child going to church to watch a baby cousin being baptized and events surrounding the day. Just what I wanted! The illustrations are quite nice and the text short enough to keep a child's interest. A few of the pages towards the end get into the concept of sin and the Holy Spirit, which would be foreign to a younger child, especially not raised in the church. But the illustrations make it easy to insert your own words and simplify it. This is a great gift to receive for a baptism, because it is especially nice to read yearly on the anniversary of the child's baptism to celebrate their spiritual birthday.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I typed in the search box 'coloring book baptism' this book came up. It is not a coloring book. I was looking for a book to help explain to my 2 1/2 year old her baby cousin's baptism, and give her an appropriate activity during the ceremony. The book is nice -- written from a young boy's perspective about his baby cousin's baptism. Just not entirely what I expected.