Also by this author: Fix Your Eyes: How Our Study of God Shapes Our Worship of Him, Does God Sleep?: A Book About God’s Power, Did God Learn His ABCs?: A Book About God’s Knowledge
Published by B&H Publishing, B&H Kids on March 15, 2022
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Does God ever leave Heaven? Does He take vacations? Will He ever go somewhere where He can’t hear our prayers? Children ask all kinds of questions like this, and Amy Gannett, founder and creator of the popular Tiny Theologians® brand, aims to answer them in Does God Go on Vacation? The engaging, rhyming text and bold, delightful illustrations make God’s omnipresence (His all-present nature) understandable, relatable, and applicable for kids. Young readers will close the book knowing there’s no need to worry about today or tomorrow—for God never takes a vacation! He is always with us.
Also in this series: Does God Sleep: A Book About God’s Power and Did God Learn His ABCs?: A Book About God’s Knowledge
This book is part of a new series by Amy Gannett, which focuses on common questions that children ask about God. These concept books are short, simple, and easy for kids to understand, and the rhyme scheme is rhythmic and easy to read aloud. Does God Go on Vacation?: A Book About God’s Presence focuses on the theological concept of God’s omnipresence in a kid-friendly way, explaining that even though we go on vacation and aren’t always available, God is always present. The book takes inspiration from Psalm 139, showing that no matter where you go in the world, God will always be present there by His Spirit. The book explains its concepts clearly, and the beautiful illustrations elevate it even further.
The illustrations by Nate Farro are wonderfully bright and colorful, matching the text’s enthusiastic energy. The book begins and ends with the same family going on vacation, and different boys and girls with different skin tones appear throughout. The diverse illustrations, vivid depictions of different places in the world, and overall mood are very appealing, and this book is a wonderful resource for parents, Sunday school teachers, and Christian school teachers who are introducing key concepts about God’s nature and answering children’s questions. I would highly recommend this and the other books in the series, and will keep them in mind as a gift idea for young families.