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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
A Message from God by Terri Kelley is the story of a young boy and his faith in God. Children are always taught to pray to God from a very early age, but there are times and moments when they question their own faith and the power of God. Like any child who is curious to know about God, the boy in this story is curious and also wonders if God listens to his prayers. The book instills in the minds of children the concepts of religion, spirituality, and the importance of God in our daily lives.
In the story, the boy questions the existence of God when his prayers go unanswered. Like anyone of us, the boy is also advised by non-believers, which make him skeptical about God and religion. He overcomes that phase with the profound discovery that God answers the prayers of each person in a way that is helpful to them. The illustrations are attractive and bright, making the concept clear. The book is a good bedtime story for children and also for read-aloud sessions in children's libraries and classrooms.
The book has a positive vibe which reiterates the boy's faith in God and His presence in his life. It is an excellent book to teach children about God. This snippet is apt for those who have questions about God:
'So if you have trouble understanding
or you think my explanations are odd,
try getting down on your knees to pray
and then watch for a message from God'.