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
In 2010, I hit the road running, when I heard God's call to write Christian children's books. Even though ideas for stories continue to flow, I stay attuned to conversations about children, as well as world issues facing children and their families.
One such conversation occurred in 2011, with my daughter-in-law. She shared with me that my grandson, Anthony (then seven years old), said to her, “Mama, I want to see God.” She talked about some concerns she had with my grandson’s statement. I assured her that all children naturally express a curiosity about seeing the unseen God.
The next morning I sat at my computer and wrote the story, Mama, I Want to See God. Just think, had I not listened to my daughter-in-law's account of my grandson's desire to connect more with God, I could have overlooked the opportunity and the inspiration to write this story, for my grandson and my granddaughter; as well as for all children.
Mama, I Want to See God
“Mama, I want to see God. I wonder . . . does He look like me?”