God Came Near to Me

By Kristen Wetherell, Illustrated by Grace Habib

... Show All

Format: Board Book

Crossway+ members receive 30% off books. Learn more.

Availability: Forthcoming

Expected: Mar 19, 2024

Retail Price: $11.99

God Came Near to Me

By Kristen Wetherell, Illustrated by Grace Habib

... Show All

Interactive Board Book Teaches Children about the Wonder of Christ’s Incarnation 

Everyone is a theologian—even your little one. Each board book in the For the Bible Tells Me So series offers kids ages 0–4 an introduction to key facets of the gospel and a glimpse at the joy found when children embrace Christ as their Lord and Savior. In God Came Near to Me, author Kristen Wetherell teaches children about the wonder of the incarnation and the redemptive power of Christ’s bodily sacrifice on the cross. 

Through repetition, easy-to-understand language, and interactive elements such as simple illustrations of the human body and a lift-the-flap surprise at the end, this board book will keep kids engaged and coming back again and again. Children will be inspired to follow Jesus as they discover how, like them, he used his body to read, play, and ultimately live out God’s purpose for his life.

  • Explores the Wonder of the Incarnation: Teaches kids how the bodily incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus provide hope and guidance for their lives today 
  • Created for Kids Ages 0–4: Thoughtful language, colorful illustrations, and interactive elements keep kids engaged
  • For the Bible Tells Me So Series: Each book in this series teaches kids the gospel through an important biblical doctrine
  • Makes Great Gifts: Perfect for children, grandchildren, loved ones, or a church ministry

Author:

Kristen Wetherell

Kristen Wetherell is a wife, mother, writer, and speaker. She is the author of several books, including Help for the Hungry Soul, and coauthor of the award-winning book Hope When It Hurts. Kristen is a member of the Orchard and lives in Chicagoland with her husband and three children.

Illustrator:

Grace Habib

Grace Habib (BFA, Columbus College of Art & Design) is a freelance children's illustrator with artwork published in numerous books, including 100 Days of Kindness and Core 52 Family Edition. She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Product Details

Category: Children & Youth
Format: Board Book
Page Count: 22
Size: 7.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 11.809 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8404-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8404-6
ISBN-UPC: 9781433584046
Case Quantity: 42
Published: March 19, 2024

Endorsements

“Simple words. Deep truth. Beautifully illustrated. The For the Bible Tells Me So board books provide families with a fantastic resource their little ones are sure to love. Kristen Wetherell’s poetic truths are perfectly paired with Grace Habib’s soft and colorful illustrations. I’ll be reading these to my grandkids.”
Marty Machowski, Executive Pastor, Covenant Fellowship Church, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; author, The Ology; WonderFull; and The Treasure

“For the Bible Tells Me So is a beautiful set of books rich in biblical truths. Each one reinforces those truths through rhyme and story concepts that will give our little ones a strong foundation for their faith. Through repetition of concepts, Kristen Wetherell provides parents with amazing prompts to enter into sweet conversations with their children and to help them understand their value to our loving, wonderful God. Those same concepts serve as reminders to the parents as well. These books will be a wonderful addition to any home or church library.”
Leslie Nunnery, Cofounder, Teach Them Diligently; author, Teach Them Diligently and Heart School

“These playful board books are a great resource for training and discipling young children. In them, you’ll find precious truths about God that families can reflect upon and rejoice in as they read together.”
Hunter Beless, Founder, Journeywomen; author, Read It, See It, Say It, Sing It! and Amy Carmichael: The Brown-Eyed Girl Who Learned to Pray

“Parents are our children’s first theology teachers. Our home is a school; the world is our classroom. Kristen Wetherell has given us these precious board books to help us with our most important task as parents: introducing our children to our Almighty God! This series captures imagination, cultivates a love for books, and nurtures a sense of wonder in our littlest readers.”
Irene Sun, author, God Counts: Numbers in His Word and His World