Every child wonders where God lives or what God is like. In Maybe God Is Like That Too, a young boy asks his grandma where God is in their city. She invites him to pay attention to where he sees the fruit of the Spirit. Where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are, there too is God. The boy sees God in the kindness of a doorman holding the door for a man using a wheelchair, in the patience of his teacher helping him tie his shoes, and in the love, faithfulness, and gentleness of his grandma. An ordinary day in his city opens this young boy's eyes to God's Spirit at work all around him
Schipper's cheerful, screenprintlike artwork capably evokes the energy of a moderately gritty, moderately diverse cityscape. --Publishers Weekly
Highly recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, Sunday School, and community library picture book collections. --Midwest Book Review
A wonderful story to help illustrate the humanity of Christ Jesus as told to us in Philippians. --Katie Barrett Todd, Union Presbyterian Seminary alumna, writer for Lectionary Links.
Maybe God Is Like That Too is a 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards winner-a contest intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading.
Maybe God Is Like That Too has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Finalists represent the best books published by university and independent publishers (and authors) in 2017.
About the Author
Jennifer Grant is the award-winning author of picture books for children and books for adults. Her books include Maybe God Is Like That Too, Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too, and Dimming the Day. Grant's work has appeared in Woman's Day, Chicago Parent, Patheos, and Chicago Tribune, and she is a founding member of INK: A Creative Collective. Grant holds a master's degree in English literature with concentrations in creative writing and critical theory from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. A lifelong Episcopalian and mother of four, she lives in Chicago with her husband.
Benjamin Schipper loves to create artwork and illustrations that have sad, spooky, and poignant emotions. He likes people in general, and animals in particular. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife, Karen, and their little black dog, Willow.
"Schipper's cheerful, screenprintlike artwork capably evokes the energy of a moderately gritty, moderately diverse cityscape." -- Publishers Weekly "Publishers Weekly"