The power and purity of a child's praise is unmatched.
In the third book of this lauded series, Families Growing in Faith, Grandma, Granddad, We Want to Praise God follows inquisitive children who learn from their loving grandparents that praising God brings joy.
Grandparents and their grandchildren, as well as parents, guardians, and caregivers will love the rhyming stanzas and vivid illustrations of a child's natural curiosity and growing discovery that we can express praise through the good and the bad; anywhere or anytime; and with singing, dancing, shouting, and clapping.
This engaging story will empower children in fostering habits of praise and thankfulness.
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
As we celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 11, 2022, I find it all joy to focus on my grandmother who taught me as a young child to praise God.
As a tall, regal, and beautiful Black women, she exemplified a quiet, yet strong and affirming voice as the matriarch of my family. In every aspect of her life, she provided guidance, wisdom, insight, and love. Of course, I must say that Grandmama’s kitchen always smelled of fresh baked, mouthwatering bread, apple cobbler, and of course the best fried chicken on this side of heaven. So, today I lift up my cherished grandmother and all grandparents around the world who exhibit God’s love and who support their grandchildren in their quest to see God, to know Him, and to praise Him.