Growing up can be filled with missteps—children aren’t immune from bad choices and wrongdoing, and circumstances out of their control can cause them suffering. So the truth of Romans 8:38-39 is an important concept kids need to hide in their hearts.
This picture book is a good way to help them do it.
Nothing: Nothing Can Separate You from God’s Love!
written by Natalee Creech, illustrated by Joseph Cowman
published by Worthy Kids (2019)
jacketed hardcover picture book, 32 pages, 8.9 x 0.45 x 9.35 inches
The opening spread asks, “Can ANYTHING separate me from God’s love?” and the remainder of the book gives kids the firm answer NO in three groupings: no weather conditions, no place on on or above or in the depths of planet Earth, and no matter what we’ve done.
A memorable refrain emphasizes this truth throughout the book:
There is nothing so powerful,
nothing so strong—
God’s love is too high and too deep
and too long!
The final spread keeps the verses from Roman 8 in context: Paul wrote them speaking to those who have been adopted into God’s family, both loved and forgiven.
The illustrations, featuring boys and girls from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, contain plenty to look at without overwhelming the simple text.
Nothing was a 2020 ECPA Christian Book Awards finalist in the children’s category. Highly recommend.
Making God’s wonders known to the next generation,