Does God love me all the time? Will He ever leave me? In this rhyming verse story, children's probing questions of their dads show a burning desire to connect with God personally and to learn more about God. This story depicts a father's spiritual leadership as he teaches his child about a caring, unfailing, and capable God. Daddy, I Want to Know God is Book 2 of the series Families Growing in Faith.
A true Georgia Peach, Vanessa, a former music teacher is currently a teacher- librarian and reading teacher. An inspirational author and speaker, Vanessa penned the children’s verse story, Mama, I Want to See God. This story is the first book in the series, Families Growing in Faith. Book two, Daddy, I Want to Know God launched October 1, 2017. In addition to writing, Vanessa enjoys singing for the Lord and baking homemade goods for her loved ones. To learn more about Vanessa and her other writing endeavors, please visit her website: www.vanessafortenberry.com
After my publisher accepted my manuscript, my editor and I began the work of ensuring that I used language that children could understand. Almost finished, we had one verse left to tackle. Making the necessary changes, my editor was still not satisfied with the rhyming word combinations. Whew! I was stuck. I played with that 4-line verse repeatedly until I consulted with God Himself. Lord, I need your guidance, I prayed. The Holy Spirit spoke to me. I heard, “How can you speak of my death and not speak of my Resurrection? God does answer prayers. The words that defied me for days now came flowing like a gentle stream. Therefore, while children may feel sadness regarding the death of Jesus, the story does not end on Good Friday. Yes, salvation exists due to Jesus’s death and burial. However, God provides us complete salvation through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We can now look forward to Sunday morning with jubilation. He is risen! Jesus Lives!