About the Book:
Book: Guess How Much God Loves You
Author: Karen Ferguson
Genre: Children’s book (picture book)
Release date: July 19, 2022
Take a journey through the Bible with Lucy Lu, a colorful, creatively curious first grader who is starting to have serious questions about God.
Questions like: How old is He? Does He sleep? What does He do all day? And the biggest one of all – does God really love me?
After one very hard day, feeling like she doesn’t matter, Lucy sits with her Papa Joe who has promised to answer these questions and more, launching them onto an exciting journey to discover God’s never changing, never failing, never ending love.
What follows in this book series is a wild adventure through the Bible, where Lucy and her Papa find themselves in the middle of it all, on each page of the powerful story of God’s love and faithfulness for all people, throughout all history.
This first book is all about God’s Creation.
Guess How Much God Loves You is a vibrant, fun, and biblically based book that is sure to captivate young readers as it teaches them important Bible truths that will help them build a firm foundation in God and His Good Character – all through the lens of His unconditional love.
I read Karen Ferguson’s Guess How Much I Love You to my little girls (ages 8 and 3) yesterday. They both loved it (although, to be honest, there are few books they haven’t loved!). They both enjoyed the quirky pictures, and I hope they took in the message of the book.
Lucy had a question for her papa (her grandfather): “Does God really love me?” Of course, Papa Joe assured her that God does, and proceeded to show her how much. As he cuddled her, he told her all about the six days of Creation. Lucy kept her eyes closed and pictured herself there, watching everything appear on the earth. She learned that God loves her more than any person ever can, and how special she was to God.
The pictures are delightfully goofy. In some of them, Lucy is shown riding her Papa’s electric wheelchair through scenes from Creation. In one picture, she is riding a dolphin, and in another she is cuddled up with a lot of mammals, taking a rest. The pictures are done with pencil drawings, painted in with watercolors, and very pretty. I mentioned the paintings, and my artistic boy spent some time studying them.
I really appreciated the message in Guess How Much God Loves You, and the way it teaches children about the days of Creation. The one thing I didn’t like so much was the way the Bible glowed while they were reading it. At the end of the book is a page about Jesus, Who He is and how He wants to be your friend. There are also some discussion questions do discuss with your child.
About the Author:
Karen Ferguson is a freelance writer and small business owner with a background in K-8 education. A grateful wife, mom, and grandmom she loves words and the Word of God and is passionate about writing stories that grab and hold young readers’ attention, teaching them all about God’s unchangeable truths, and His unchanging love for them.
Her first children’s book, Guess How Much God Loves You, was released in July 2022 through Ambassador International and is available wherever books are sold.
More from Karen:
Are you looking for God honoring books that will captivate your child’s imagination, teach them faith-building biblical concepts, and help them grow in their reading skills?
Then I have the perfect book for your young reader…Guess How Much God Loves You
This beautifully illustrated book introduces young readers to the Creation Account, through the eyes of seven year old Lucy Lu, a creatively curious first grader who is starting to have serious questions about God.
How old is He? Does He sleep? What does He do all day? And the biggest one of all – does God really love me?
After one very hard day, feeling like she doesn’t matter, Lucy sits with her Papa Joe who has promised to answer these questions and more, launching them onto an exciting journey through the Bible to discover God’s never changing, never failing, never ending love.
I wrote this book because I want every child to know their life matters. To know that the God of all things created them in His image, on purpose and for a good purpose.
Guess How Much God Loves You will have seven books in the series with each one covering an important Bible account critical to building an understanding of God’s character and His love for all people, including your reader!
This first book is about the Creation Account as recorded in the Bible. Future books will cover the Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, the Exodus and more.
I want children to understand these are not just stories about fictional characters, but historical accounts about real people they can relate to. People who experienced God’s power, love, and faithfulness.
My greatest desire is to see this next generation trust the Bible and enjoy reading it. More than ever, young readers need to hear the message that they are valuable, loved unconditionally by the One who created them and gave them the best gift of all, His Son Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
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