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From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God''s design affirming young readers.

''Let there be light!'' that''s what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children''s illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner''s lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.

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"The book opens with two young black girls with hair in cornrows, a rambunctious mutt, and a playful cat engrossed in creative indoor play. The rhyming text seems to draw the girls outside as sunshine spills through their large window. “Dance in the grass. / Go climbing in trees. / Build castles with sand. / Face the wind; feel its breeze.” Ebullient illustrations in Catrow’s signature style depict the two girls and their pets as they frolic and explore in their own backyard and beyond, employing chiaroscuro with often dramatic effect. Throughout, both pictures and text revel in God’s creation, light in particular and its glowing presence in the sun, moon, and stars as well as within the children themselves...A life-affirming exploration of the common grace of creation and appreciation of the miraculous in every day."  -Kirkus Reviews

“This is a joyful riot of colors and enthusiastic children and pets playing and celebrating how amazing and wondrous our universe is. Filled with fanciful and bold illustrations, it makes me smile every time I read it. Your kids will, too!”
 -Doc Kirby, WTBF, Troy, AL

About the Author

Matthew Paul Turner is a photographer, speaker, and author of numerous books, including the bestselling  When God Made You and  When I Pray for You.

David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist whose vibrant illustrations have appeared in more than seventy children''s books, including several New York Times bestsellers, such as I Ain''t Gonna Paint No More and I Like Myself. He makes his home in Ohio.

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M. Hake
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Lovely book for all ages
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2018
This delightful picture book continues with the same endearing young sisters featured in When God Made You, which was also illustrated by David Catrow. The whimsical drawings will delight children while the profound message sinks into their hearts. The light itself is like... See more
This delightful picture book continues with the same endearing young sisters featured in When God Made You, which was also illustrated by David Catrow. The whimsical drawings will delight children while the profound message sinks into their hearts. The light itself is like a character, first shown by the sunlight streaming into the room as the girls pursue art on the floor. Their sweet cat and dog participate too. The text talks about when light began and how it expanded and glimmered, making dark stop being dark. It moves from rejoicing in light’s creation to sharing that God put this light inside each person. It explores what we can do in the sun and when the moon shines. Other sources of light are included. The assurance that shadows are no match for God’s light. “The day you were born, God said, ‘Let there be light!’ So beam light the sun; glimmer like a star. And wherever you go, dark will stop being dark.” I enjoyed the book, but some of the rhymes seem forced. I think they could have been polished better. I received a copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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Lynn
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I don''t like to say something is ''better than''
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
Where to begin? I''ve said it before (when MPT''s ''When God Made You" came out a few years ago and I bought 8 copies), these two books by Matthew and illustrated delightfully by David Catrow, absolutely take the top spots in classic children''s literature for a modern... See more
Where to begin? I''ve said it before (when MPT''s ''When God Made You" came out a few years ago and I bought 8 copies), these two books by Matthew and illustrated delightfully by David Catrow, absolutely take the top spots in classic children''s literature for a modern world. I don''t like to say something is ''better than'', but for me, these are my ''go-to'' books for gifts to new parents and young families. They topple ''I''ll Love You Forever'', ''Goodbye Moon'' and ''The Velveteen Rabbit''.

Matthew''s simple phrasing and endearing thoughts include an honor and respect for both the Lord God and also for our unique selves. He conveys to adults and children alike that God is for us, He loves us, He made us in His image, and He plans on following through with all His promises. God wants us to enjoy ourselves, enjoy His creation, and every day, God wants us to begin again a grand adventure with Him and with each other.

This book is colorful, fun, lots of cool pages with shapes and animals and flowers and interesting things to seek and find. The artwork is unrivaled.

What else could you ask for? Oh, LOL, it''s less than ten bucks! ;)
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Carmen Krein
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Let. There. Be. Light.
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2019
I love all of Matthew Paul Turner''s books. But, this one is at the top of my list. Maybe, it''s because I read it to my daughter right after we came home from the hospital after she was born--and I had all of my hormones out of wack. But it still makes me cry to this day... See more
I love all of Matthew Paul Turner''s books. But, this one is at the top of my list. Maybe, it''s because I read it to my daughter right after we came home from the hospital after she was born--and I had all of my hormones out of wack. But it still makes me cry to this day every time I read to her, "Cause of the day you were born, God said "Let there be light."

This book is a nice balance of playfulness with all of the things that you can do with light, and a nice story of how God''s light is in each of us. Definitely one of my favorite books to read. Plus, it has sweet rhymes, which is always a plus in my opinion.
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Alyssa Baker
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Timeless message, great companion to When God Made You
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
Beautiful message, gorgeous illustrations, fun to read and a great gift, especially paired with When God Made You, also by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow. The one thing that surprised me was that a book title with “light” in it actually focused its... See more
Beautiful message, gorgeous illustrations, fun to read and a great gift, especially paired with When God Made You, also by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow.
The one thing that surprised me was that a book title with “light” in it actually focused its illustrations on the nighttime. However, in an underlying symbolic sort of way, it reiterated the message that each of us is the light in the darkness (because otherwise, why do we need more light, right?)
Regardless, the message is timeless and an approachable way to deliver to children. My 5 and 3 year old love it.
I received a copy from the publisher, but all opinions are my own. (and I purchased more)
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Rebecca Maney
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What a Beautiful Book!
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2018
" . . . and whenever light shined, dark stopped being dark." An exquisite light show, displaying God''s glory during the day and the night, beaming far into the soul of every boy and girl, " ''cause on the day you were born, God said, ''Let there be... See more
" . . . and whenever light shined, dark stopped being dark."

An exquisite light show, displaying God''s glory during the day and the night, beaming far into the soul of every boy and girl, " ''cause on the day you were born, God said, ''Let there be light!'' "

What a beautiful book!
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annaangela
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Beautiful Message and Illustrations
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
"When God Made Light" is a beautiful book both in its message and the illustrations. I adore the fluid and easy rhyme, but I especially like that it''s not the typical God made light creation story. It''s final message is very positive and a great way to encourage... See more
"When God Made Light" is a beautiful book both in its message and the illustrations. I adore the fluid and easy rhyme, but I especially like that it''s not the typical God made light creation story. It''s final message is very positive and a great way to encourage children. The illustrations are just stunning and creative. This would make a wonderful gift and addition to both family and ministry libraries.
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CFitzRN
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Grandson really doesn''t like these books
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2020
I really wish I''d seen these books in person before purchasing. The writing and illustrations have a very strange vibe, and my young grandson really doesn''t like me to read them. He literally throws the books on the floor when I pick them up to read. He will sit through... See more
I really wish I''d seen these books in person before purchasing. The writing and illustrations have a very strange vibe, and my young grandson really doesn''t like me to read them. He literally throws the books on the floor when I pick them up to read. He will sit through Goodnight Moon or books by Eric Carle or Sandra Boynton or Dr. Seuss 12 times each, but when I pick these up, he shakes his head no and throws them down. I have to agree - they''re just not pleasant to read. Wish I could return them.
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Ryan
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The SWEETEST Book - Brings tears to my eyes
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2021
We purchased this book as a gift for a friend because it was so wonderful. We had received this book from the library and loved it so much, we knew it was a MUST gift for a dear friend. If you have children who are constantly outside and enjoying all of the wonderful things... See more
We purchased this book as a gift for a friend because it was so wonderful. We had received this book from the library and loved it so much, we knew it was a MUST gift for a dear friend. If you have children who are constantly outside and enjoying all of the wonderful things that make childhood so wonderful, then this is the book for you. If you love to go camping, exploring nature, searching for fireflies or feeling the soft grass on your feet, this is the book for you! If you see your child as true light and miracles, this is the book for you. You will not be disappointed.
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T Free
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Lovely unique content story book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 28, 2020
Beautiful story. Is really quite long though for a younger, perhaps less patient child to listen to in one sitting
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Lovely book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2019
Children enjoy reading this over again, great book
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Viridis
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Excellent story
Reviewed in Canada on February 24, 2018
What an amazing kids book. I love the unique illustrations and the message of this book. What an amazing way to tell kids how God loves them and how special and amazing they are to God. My toddler is too young to really comprehend it yet, but I''ll read it to her as she...See more
What an amazing kids book. I love the unique illustrations and the message of this book. What an amazing way to tell kids how God loves them and how special and amazing they are to God. My toddler is too young to really comprehend it yet, but I''ll read it to her as she grows and hope that, together with our parenting and everything of course, the message of this book will really sink in for her. I would highly recommend this to any Christian family!
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Elizabeth
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Beautiful book for children any age.
Reviewed in Canada on April 17, 2019
Truly love the books from this author, they are so beautifully written. This book arrived quickly and not damaged.
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Jennifer
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Beautiful pictures
Reviewed in Canada on May 21, 2021
Beautiful pictures. I really enjoy reading this book to my son
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