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You See Me, God

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This story is a paraphrase of Psalm 139. It has gorgeous illustrations and the phrasing is beautiful. Children of all ages will enjoy this short story.
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This book is a beautiful reminder that God created us in His Image loves us just the way we are.  I love the the message that God sees us always. It is beautifully written and illustrated.   This is a good book to read as a family devotional or in a classroom setting.

Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book!
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An uplifting spiritual story about a young woman knowing who she is through God's eyes. Some text  was taking from the book of Psalm 139 from the bible. Wonderful illustration depicting the child in various portrait.
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I thought that this was a lovely story and it would be ideal to give to new parents.

The book is easy to follow and has some beautiful illustrations.

It is 4 stars from me – highly recommended!
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This beautifully illustrated children's book paraphrases the powerful verse from Psalms 139. This is the book of how God sees us through children's eyes. The colorful and detailed illustrations gave this story life. This storybook brings an important message to young hearts. This is a journey we all will take and God sees us all. It was written in poetry form and I can understand it. Therefore, children will be able to comprehend it also. I recommend this book to young children and their parents. I give this life lesson five stars.
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Who knows you the most intimately? Who truly sees every piece of your being? God alone. He knows and loves you fully. He has since before you were born. A wonderful book about the goodness and all knowingness of God. This book has both beautiful prose and illustrations. The message of this book is needed for every individual, child and adult. You are known thoroughly and loved completely.
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Oh how beautiful to know you are seen, heard and thought of by God. The imagery, water colors and the words of this book are a much needed balm during this current age of men. The author uplifts children of color and remind them they are loved by God and made in God's image. A magnificent work of art.
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What a great book to read with your littles while also hearing about Gods love for you as well. Filled with words we all could use to hear about God loving us, being with us, seeing us, & hearing us this books is a great read to have in your homes or to gift to a Sunday School teacher! The art in the book was a bit on the abstract side which can be a little distracting but I'm sure when reading this to children they'll love the bright colorful pages.
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What a delight! You See Me, God: Inspired by Psalm 139 is a beautiful creation by Multiple award-winner Jan Spivey Gilchrist. I read it to my 7-year-old son and he was very attentive, listening intently, and engaged with the illustrations. Both my son and I could feel the emotions in this book through the use of color and imagery. He is a huge art fan so the use of painting and watercolor in the illustrations caught his eye. The parallels to Psalm 139 are beautiful. I am grateful to Our Daily Bread Publishing for having Biblically-based books to share with my son written and illustrated by people of color with people of color as the main character.

It is book 2 of 2 in the Be Still and Know Series. I look forward to reading the first book, A Voice as Soft as a Honey Bee's Flutter: Inspired by Psalm 46.

I was delighted to learn that the author & illustrator is a winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award and has been inducted into the Society of Illustrators in 2001 as well as the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent in 1999.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from Our Daily Bread Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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A lovely way for a child to learn all about God’s involvement in their lives and their acceptance of who he is and the power he holds. It encourages them to walk bravely, knowing he is there with them, through every step they take. It also shows them that he knows their name and everything about them.
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A well-written book based on an equally enchanting chapter of the Bible—Psalm 139. A recommended read with striking morals. Perfect for bed-time and round-the-campfire stories!
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So, I didn't quite realize I would be getting a physical copy from NetGalley and I can't express how much I am grateful for that.

This book is STUNNING! The graphics are amazing, the children love it and it really breaks it down simple for how God sees them, loves them and knows them. 

For children (and probably for many adults) knowing God is there is probably not always easy. I love how this book really simply tells us how God see us. Thank you for this book! I will be buying copies for my friends with kids!
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Good message for kids who may be going through a tough time. Interesting artwork choices (changing from highly detailed to more abstract).
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Would you like a children’s book that touches on God’s omniscience?  This book then might be worth your while.  Author and artist Jan Sprivey Gilchrist presents us a book on how God is all knowing, and how that is relevant for young children.  Gilchrist largely does that by drawing from our own childhood.  I love that.
I must say the last year I’ve appreciated the children’s book published by Our Daily Bread Publishing.  This is what led me to consider to read this book to my children.  The book is based upon Psalm 139 and I appreciated that it is trying to be Bible based.   The author being an African American also illustrated this work in a way that reflected that.  I thought that was neat.
The book’s water coloring will be fun for kids to look at.  I enjoyed how the colors set the mood that corresponded to the mood with the words in that page.  Kids will have fun with the book and parents will appreciate it being biblical and God-focused.  I recommend this book!
NOTE: This book was provided to me free by Our Daily Bread Publishing and Net Galley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.
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You made me.
In Your Image.
Black.
And beautiful.
And blessed.
Full of Your powerful promise.

Have you been listening to the black community? This is the heart cry for us all. This is the gospel. This children's book on the Psalm 139 is what God values personalized. I love the illustrations of this children's book and would strongly recommend for all cultures to find value in what God has created.


A special thank you to Our Daily Bread Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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Christian publishing for children needs more books written by people of color, illustrated by people of color, and depicting people of color. This new picture book is all three.

I could be happy to see this new picture book for that reason alone.

But I have other reasons as well!

Inspired by Psalm 139, told and illustrated as the author-illustrator’s life experience, You See Me, God lets children in on the awesome fact that God their Creator has seen them, known them, and cared for them since before they were born, while they were still in the womb.

Even more, He is with them and involved in their lives, guiding and seeing them through even the bad times.

Children can appreciate many different art styles, and in this book they’ll be drawn in by illustrations of a young girl deep in thought, colorful montages, and scenes about an injury that kept her for a time in a wheelchair on the front porch, alone and afraid.

The painterly style of the illustrations is true to Jan Spivey Gilchrist’s long and award-winning career as an illustrator and fine artist.

I love the simple, powerful text throughout the book too.

I especially like the paraphrased verses from Psalm 139 at the back of the book.

The entire package speaks of sincere faith and knowledge of God and invites children in to share the same.

You See Me, God
written and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
published by Our Daily Bread for Kids
hardcover picture book, 32 pages, 9 x 0.4 x 9 inches
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You See Me, God inspired by Psalm 139. It is easy to read. The pictures are very pretty,colourful and tell the story clearly. The message is very encouraging to small readers. 
kids will be able to empathize with the girls experience and understand God's care through it.
I would love to see this book translate into Spanish. It's a powerful message.

You See Me, God está inspirado en el Salmo 139. Es facil de leer. Los dibujos reflejan la historia claramente, aparte de ser muy llamativos y bonitos. El mensaje es muy alentador para los pequeños lectores.
Los niños podrán empatizar con la historia del personaje y entender el cuidado que Dios  tiene hacia ellos.
Me gustaría ver este libro traducido al español. Tiene un mensaje muy alentador.


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As a Christian, I enjoyed this picture book. The watercolor illustrations are beautiful. The story tells of a young girl who chooses to trust in God, no matter the circumstances. It is an encouraging message of hope and faith. It also should help young Black children to embrace their beauty. My only complaint - it is very short and simple. I wanted to know more about the child and her family.
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I received an electronic ARC from Our Daily Bread Publishing through NetGalley.
Gilchrist takes verses from Psalm 139 and weaves them into a story about a young girl who feels God's love and presence through an accident that leaves her in a wheelchair and then crutches. The paraphrased verses combine with the beautiful watercolor illustrations to pull readers in. This book introduces scripture to young readers.
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You See Me, God, Inspired by Psalm 139. Written and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Our Daily Bread Publishing. Juvenile  Nonfiction. Christian. Publication date: 04 Aug 2020. 5 Stars.

This is such a beautiful book that I had to read it twice just to experience the beauty of it again, to feel my spirit soar a little higher than the first time. The illustrations are gorgeous, detailed and colorful depictions that deepen the journey of a little girl’s life and the blessings that she received as she clung with knowing to her faith. 

The author/illustrator is a winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award and has been inducted into the Society of Illustrators in 2001 as well as the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent in 1999.

Highly recommend!

Thanks to NetGalley and Our Daily Bread Publishing for providing this ebook for review.
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