Welcome to the Blog Tour for Guess How Much God Loves You by Karen Ferguson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Guess How Much God Loves You
Series: Guess How Much God Loves You #1
Author: Karen Ferguson
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: July 19, 2022
Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Christian
Guess How Much God Loves You is the story of seven-year-old Lucy Lu, a colorful, creatively curious first grader who is starting to have serious questions about God. Questions like: How old is He? Does He sleep? What does He do all day? And the biggest one of all – does God really love me?
After one particularly hard day at school, bullied by her classmates and feeling like she doesn’t matter, Lucy sits with her Papa Joe who has promised to answer these questions and more, launching them onto a journey to discover God’s never changing, never failing, never ending love.
What follows is a wild adventure through the Bible, where Lucy and her Papa literally find themselves in the middle of it all, on each page of the exciting story of God’s love and faithfulness for ALL people throughout ALL of history!
Ferguson, Karen. Guess How Much God Loves You. Greenville, SC: Ambassador International, 2022.
Guess How Much God Loves You is Karen Ferguson’s first picture book. It appears she is also the illustrator of the book.
I was a little confused by a couple of aspects of the book. The text mentions that no one likes the main character because she looks and talks funny. The illustrations didn’t really show anything “funny” or different about her appearance. The dialogue in the story didn’t show anything “funny” about her speech.
I was also a bit confused by the appearance of a motorized wheelchair in the illustrations. At times Papa Joe is sitting in it and other times it is Lucy. Lucy is also shown on several pages without the wheelchair. It may not confuse the children the book is meant for – they don’t necessarily overthink like adults do.
I did enjoy the author’s way of introducing the Bible and the story of Creation to someone who may not have heard the story before. Guess How Much God Loves You would be a great book for family devotions or primary-aged Bible class.
Guess How Much God Loves You could find a place in the picture book section of a K-12 Christian school library. It could also find a place in a church or classroom library.
I received a complimentary copy of Guess How Much God Loves You. This is my honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Ferguson is a freelance writer and small business owner with a background in K-8 education. A grateful wife, mom, and grandmom she loves words and the Word of God and is passionate about writing stories that grab and hold young readers’ attention, while teaching them all about God’s unchangeable truths, and His unchanging love for them. She wants every child to know that their life matters.
Through her company Illuminate Communications, Karen creates online content and digital products designed to touch the heart and nourish the mind, body, and spirit. She self-published her first book in 2017, a 21-day devotional called Breath of Life: Living God’s Promise of Peace in the 7 Dimensions of Wellness. Karen’s children’s book, Guess How Much God Loves You, is scheduled for release in July 2022 through Ambassador International.
Karen loves reading, writing, staying active, and spending time with her family and their crazy Golden Retriever in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Connect with Karen by visiting karenferg.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
(1) winner will receive a signed hardcover copy of Guess How Much God Loves You + coloring book + $50 Amazon gift card!
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