Do I look like God? Where can I see Him? Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother these questions and more in this rhyming verse book. In answer, Mother's tender and patient responses model God's love. The purity of children and the spiritually of all cultures radiate in this touching story. Mama, I Want to See God is Book 1 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
Since middle school, when I took a home economics class, I have loved baking. In my opinion, there’s nothing to compare to homemade cookies, cakes, pies, and bread. However, the aroma of sweet scented baked bread is quite intoxicating and can make one’s mouth water. Simply stated, I love bread. While nutritionists maintain that we should limit our intake of bread, we do need bread to “live.” Jesus declared himself as the “Bread of Life.” (John 6:48). Therefore, I find it fitting that Jesus instructed the disciples, The Lord’s Prayer, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11, New King James Version). So, when we pray for daily bread, we ask God to provide provisions for physical and spiritual nourishment. Even with my semi insatiable desire for baked bread, I realize that a daily dose of Jesus gratifies me far more than food. The question: “Do you have bread?” That is, The “Bread of Life.” Let us teach our children that we are all blessed when we eat bread in the kingdom of God! (Luke 14:15).