Today is an exciting day…it’s the official release day of God’s Very Good Idea!
God’s Very Good Idea is ultimately an invitation to celebrate. Catalina, the book’s amazing illustrator, and I want to help children celebrate our wonderful Creator God, the amazing value God has given each person through being made in his image, and the rescuing work of Jesus on the cross.
God’s ‘very good idea’ is to have lots of different people enjoying loving him and loving each other. The book retells the big sweep of the Bible’s story—from the garden of Eden to God’s heavenly throne room—to show how, despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God’s very good idea through the saving work of Christ. My hope is that the book will excite kids (and parents!) about God’s delightfully different family!
I invite you to watch this short book trailer highlighting my heart for parents, kids, and sharing the message of the book:
You can grab a copy of God’s Very Good Idea from:
Here’s what others have to say about God’s Very Good Idea:
This book is not only a good idea to read as a family, it’s a delightfully great way to be part of God’s good idea! With vibrant illustrations that dance, and rich, wise words that point to the most beautiful Truths and Truth Himself, this is a book that could change our families, the church, this generation. –Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way
God’s Very Good Idea is a beautiful book, both in its pictures and in its faithful gospel lessons on what it means for all of us to be made in God’s image. This work will shape young minds and hearts to love others and the Creator whose image we all bear. –Russell Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission; author of Onward
I will hang onto this book in the hope that I can some day read it to my grandchildren. –Tim Challies, Author and blogger
Why didn’t someone write this book decades ago? A gentle and delightful introduction to a crucial topic. –Jonathan Leeman, Author and father of four
As a mom of six young bi-racial sons, I’m so very grateful for Trillia’s beautiful and joy-filled account of God’s design and purpose in creating us all uniquely. –Ruth Chou Simons, Artist and author of GraceLaced; founder of gracelaced.com
God-centered, clear, and helpful. I highly recommend this book. –Blair Linne, Spoken-word artist
This book is a treasure and a joy for our family. –Aaron and Jamie Ivey, Musician, and host of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast
Touching and beautiful, this will engage kids and their parents too! –Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher and author
Young and old alike should read this story often. –Kristie Anyabwile, pastor’s wife, mom, Bible teacher, writer.
Compelling and captivating.-Champ Thornton, Author of The Radical Book for Kids
What a great resource to share with the next generation. –Gloria Furman, Author of Missional Motherhood and Alive in Him
A delight. Cuddle up with a little one and share the news of God’s very good idea. –Melissa Kruger, Author of Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood