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God Made Me for Heaven

Helping Children Live for an Eternity with Jesus

Marty Machowski

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God Made Me for Heaven

Helping Children Live for an Eternity with Jesus

Marty Machowski

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Children often picture heaven as a place where everyone floats around a sky of white, puffy clouds, playing harps and singing. This beautifully illustrated children’s book by best-selling author Marty Machowski shows how the Bible depicts a very different heaven than the one many of us imagine.

Machowksi explains how God doesn’t just welcome “good” people into heaven; he welcomes sinners into heaven. God Made Me for Heaven points to a God who will re-create our earth for us to enjoy and live with us here forever.

Told through the perspective of a grade school boy to his preschool brother, this picture book includes a gospel presentation and speaks truth in simple language kids can understand. In this new release in the God Made Me series, Machowski helps parents and caregivers have life-changing conversations with children about how we will be with Jesus when we die—and how we can long for and anticipate Christ’s return.

God Made Me for Heaven invites children to understand that God made each person for heaven and provided a way through his Son, Jesus, to get there. Soon, he will return to recreate the earth, end sin and suffering once and for all, and come to live with us forever. Included in the back of the book is a special section just for parents and caregivers that provides biblical guidance and help as they have this important conversation with children.

  • Title

    God Made Me for Heaven

  • Author(s)

    Marty Machowski

  • Series

    God Made Me

  • ISBN

    9781645070719

  • Format

    Hardback

  • Publisher

    New Growth Press

  • Age Range

    4-7s

  • Topic

    Heaven Eternity

  • Audience

    Children

  • Pages

    32

  • Published

    01/03/2021

Marty Machowski

Marty Machowski

Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church, a Sovereign Grace Ministries church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for twenty-four years. He is the author of the Gospel Story for Kids series including Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God and the Gospel Story Curriculum. He and his wife Lois and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Overall rating

5.0 based on 1 review

A lovely book for primary children to learn about the reality of life when Jesus returns

This book is delightfully illustrated, and would appeal to c5-8 year olds. It tells the story of a little boy called Leo who wakes up on the first day of the summer holidays looking forward to playing with his friends for the summer. As they spend time in the garden together, he chats to Grandma, who tells them about heaven. They ask all the "usual" questions, such as will we have wings, will it be boring etc. Her answers, based around the experience of what Grandpa will be doing (who died a few years earlier), describe the Biblical reality of heaven for those who have already died, but also the Biblical revelation of the new heavens and new earth when Jesus returns. Grandma helps the children to see that it will be like the very best that this world already has, but without all the bad bits. There is a clear presentation of the gospel, with the focus on faith in Jesus being the only way to share in this. For parents (and older children) there are references to the verses that you could look up to see what Grandma is basing her ideas on. And at the back is a slightly deeper explaination for adults to read, together with discussion questions (but no answers). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to help support a child who has lost someone, and in general I think this book is a great resource for children to understand their place in eternity.
Teresa

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