God is the Creator, the Healer, our Savior, and our Friend. And it is through God’s names that we understand His character. Now little ones will understand how great our God is by learning His names and all the ways He cares for them.
Show your little one the character of God with I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones. Capturing the names and characteristics of God through short Bible stories, Scripture, and bright illustrations, I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones helps you learn about God in a way that will draw even the youngest child. Children will close the book feeling loved, protected, and secure in the arms of the great I AM.
Written by bestselling author Diane Stortz and illustrated by Diane Le Feyer, I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones is a great companion to the bestselling Bible storybook I AM.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 4 Years|
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 On, The Sweetest Story Bible, I Am, I Am Devotional, Say & Pray Bible, Say & Pray Devotions, 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.
Diane Le Feyer is a French illustrator. Even as a child, she always knew that one day she would draw wonderful pictures for kids to enjoy! She also teaches students what she knows about illustration at Emile Cohl School. She's published in France, the US, the UK, Australia, Italy, and many more countries, and she’s the illustrator of a French hit children’s comic, which has sold more than a million copies. Diane is very busy with her life as a teacher, artist, mother, Star Wars enthusiast, and bad cook. She has two darling children, a loving husband, and three goldfish.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I Am: The Names of God for Little Ones was written by Diane Stortz, and illustrated by Diane Le Feyer. This was published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson’s children division, a registered trademark of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Inc.). This is a children’s board book with a high quality squishy (and glittery!) padded cover. There are twenty-four pages, and the illustrations are STUNNING. The target audience is toddlers and younger children. The words “I am” hold a lot of meaning in the Judeo-Christian world. In John 8:58 of the New Testament, Jesus said “Before Abraham was, I am.” Jesus was referring back to Exodus 3:14, when Moses was at the burning bush and Yahweh/Jehovah spoke to him. God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” This book teaches how God is the creator, our savior and friend who provides and heals, and will return as the King of Kings. Each name of God comes with a verse and a prayer. This is a great addition to any home, nursery, or Sunday school. *I received a copy from BookLookBlogers in exchange for an honest review.
I have a fun book to share with you all today! I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones by Diane Stortz is the perfect book to introduce the concept of different names for God to little children. The book includes 12 different names for God, such as Creator (Elohim), The Lord Who Heals (Jehovah Rophe) and God Who Saves (El Moshaah). Each Bible story is paired with a name for God, a Bible verse, a short Bible reading, and a prayer. The illustrations by Diance Le Feyer are well done and help to bring the stories to life. The padded cover and thick pages ensure it will stand up to lots of handling by little hands too. This book would make a great addition to the church nursery and preschool rooms, and it could even be morphed into a great curriculum for teaching the names of God to little ones. I know I will be using it with my two young boys! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones is a board book with beautiful, glittery, touchy-feely cover that is sure to appeal to babies and toddlers and not only that but it packs a valuable message. The names of God. A couple of years ago, my pastor-husband preached a series of sermons about the names of God. It went into greater detail than this book, of course, and mentioned more names of God but this is a board book and not all inclusive. It mentions a name - like creator - gives a verse, in this case, Genesis 1:1 and writes a poem about it and a brief prayer and of course, lots of colorful pictures. It also gives the Hebrew or Greek name for the name Elohim is Creator. My favorites is Healer and Provider - but of course, He is all that and more. This is a great beginning devotional for babies and toddlers, can be expanded into more by reading scripture passages for early elementary or can be read in story book form for the snuggle bunny beside you. Recommended. ' I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
I Am is an adorable little picture book that is sure to be an exciting read for littles. I absolutely love the illustrations throughout, and they fit the descriptions well. The pages are laid out in a way that you could read very little throughout, or have a little more interactive fun. It's fairly easy to cater to the attention spans of the the little ones you're reading to. Each page starts off with another name for God. Some of them have the associated Hebrew name below including their pronunciation. Each page then has a memory verse followed by a brief story that also shares the reference where it came from. Finally there is a quick prayer thanking God for who He is. I believe this is a great introduction for littles into understanding more about who God is through some of the names He is known by. The story piece is short enough to hold their attention, but long enough for them to learn more about God. The pictures are absolutely stunning, and they are able to draw the kids' attention in as well. This is a wonderful book for littles, and a great addition for any home, church, and public library. *I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to give a positive review. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
“God’s names teach us that He is powerful, loving, and gentle,” the back jacket states in the children’s book, I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones, by Diane Stortz. ~ What ~ At twenty-four pages, this hardbound with rounded corners and sparkles on the padded front cover targets preschool children and older who want to learn more about God. With no scary scenes, the colorful illustrations are detailed and expressive on all pages, captivating a young one’s attention. Using mainly the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible, the ICB and NLT are also referenced. With the top of the left side of the page listing a name for God with the Hebrew or English rendition, a Bible verse and short rewritten paragraph from the Word is written out, overlapping a corresponding drawing. A short one-sentence prayer is on the bottom right side of the page. All names reflect who God is and why. ~ Why ~ This is terrific way to explain to a child who God is and what names He is called. There are the Old Testament names of Elohim, El Shaddai, Jehovah, El Moshaah, Jehovah Jireh, and Jehovah Rophe, as well as the Son of God, Rabbi, the Good Shepherd, Savior, Friend, and King of Kings. I love how the book is formatted in the same order as the Bible and that some of the Jewish names have pronunciations. The prayers complete the thought as they refer to the Almighty’s names. One example is The Lord Will Provide / Jehovah Jireh (jeh-HO-vuh JYE-ruh) that has Genesis 22:14 written out. The paragraph covers Exodus 16 about God’s people trusting God to take care of them by giving them manna. The prayer is “Dear God, thank You for giving me all I need! Amen.” ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not approve of this book as it focuses on God. Beginner readers may have trouble with the two- and three-syllable words. ~ Wish ~ I was so impressed with this book that teaches God’s names that there are no suggestions to improve it except to provide more names of Him. I love that an adult reading it to a child will be encouraged and reminded of our Lord’s names too. Those of Jewish faith may appreciate the link to their Messiah. ~ Want ~ If your child is starting to question who is God and what are some of His names, this is an excellent short book that promotes a dozen names, explaining each of them through a Bible passage. Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.