Abraham, God's Special Friend
This illustrated children's book tells the story of Abraham's search for God as a child.
My prayer is that children become friends with God the way Abraham did. Abraham’s story is found in the book of Genesis. While the Bible does not share Abraham’s childhood, inspiration for this book came from the midrash. The midrash is a collection of Jewish stories that teach and explain the Bible. I was fascinated how these stories described how a boy named Abram, raised in a nation of idol worshipers, became Abraham the father of our faith.
My story presents Abram’s search for God as a child. Surrounded by idols, Abram knew there had to be more to faith than believing in statues made of metal and clay. He looked at God’s creation and declared, “The one true God is who I will find. I will not stop, I’ve made up my mind.” The Bible says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13. That is exactly what Abram did and his life was never the same, God even gave him a new name. Abraham is the father of our faith because he was the first to discover friendship with God and receive God’s promises. He shared those promises with his children and today you can know God’s blessings and see his glory because you are now part of the greatest story. God bless you and your family.
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Brett Owen is the kid’s pastor at Cornerstone Church, an unequaled force when it comes to communicating with the youngest of church members. Following in his grandmother, Betty Botz’s footsteps, Brett has made it is his life-long mission to share his passion for Jesus Christ with the children of the world.
Abraham, God’s Special Friend is the first of a series of children’s books that shares Brett’s great love of God with children in an easy-to-understand, animated format.
Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” It is the author’s prayer that by reading and sharing this book, readers both young and old will come to appreciate God in a very new and real way.
As a grandmother and Sunday School teacher of 2-4 year-olds for 17 years, I am always looking for books to develop a child’s realm of God’s Word. It is sometimes a challenge to find a book which will hold the young child’s attention while also teaching from God’s Word. With Brett Owen’s Christian upbringing, education, God-given talents, and inspiration from the midrash, he has achieved this with his book, “Abraham, God’s Special Friend”.
Your kids will LOVE it. The book has a unique brilliance to it, because not only does it explain in great detail Abraham’s story, but it also helps open a dialog about faith with your children. It’s only $8.00 and an AWESOME Gift.
I was so impressed at how Pastor Owen was able to translate the story of Abraham into a kid friendly version. Every family who loves the word of God will love this easy to understand, fun version. I would recommend it to any family with children.
Abraham, God’s Special Friend is a book that children of all ages can enjoy. Pastor Brett portrays Abraham’s journey and relationship with God in a clear, rhythmic way. My favorite phrase is “Abram never gave up as he grew older. His quest for God only became bolder.” Young and old will be encouraged and reminded to never give up and be bold, just like Abraham, God’s Special Friend.