A Message from God


Christian - Children
36 Pages
Reviewed on 01/24/2014
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Author Biography

Terri Kelley, M.Ed, is the author of the series of Writing Is a Process books, many other children’s picture books, as well as of the chapter book series, Gingerly. Her passion for writing and reading began when she was a very young girl. She was raised in Copperas Cove, Texas where she grew up in the country with horses and lots of freedom to explore her environment. It was an idyllic childhood that allowed her to use her imagination daily.

Terri is the mother of three. Terri raised her kids in Granbury, TX and Tomball, TX. Both of these communities offered excellent schools and a country atmosphere that Terri enjoys. Terri still has ties to both towns as well as treasured friends in both places.

As an adult, Terri has held a couple of different careers. After twenty successful years in business-to-business sales, Terri decided to change careers and teach. Her first teaching job was with Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, TX. After a few years there, she became a teacher, a reading specialist, and a gifted and talented specialist in Tomball, TX. It was while she taught that she became aware of the kinds of books children enjoyed reading. She also noticed areas in need of good children’s books. You will find many of her books respond to these needs.

Terri is very happily married to her best friend, Michael. Together, they live in Oakridge, OR with their black Labrador, Oliver. Terri and Michael enjoy traveling together, fishing, going to the movies

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

A Message from God by Terri Kelley is the story of a young boy and his faith in God. Children are always taught to pray to God from a very early age, but there are times and moments when they question their own faith and the power of God. Like any child who is curious to know about God, the boy in this story is curious and also wonders if God listens to his prayers. The book instills in the minds of children the concepts of religion, spirituality, and the importance of God in our daily lives.

In the story, the boy questions the existence of God when his prayers go unanswered. Like anyone of us, the boy is also advised by non-believers, which make him skeptical about God and religion. He overcomes that phase with the profound discovery that God answers the prayers of each person in a way that is helpful to them. The illustrations are attractive and bright, making the concept clear. The book is a good bedtime story for children and also for read-aloud sessions in children's libraries and classrooms.

The book has a positive vibe which reiterates the boy's faith in God and His presence in his life. It is an excellent book to teach children about God. This snippet is apt for those who have questions about God:

'So if you have trouble understanding
or you think my explanations are odd,
try getting down on your knees to pray
and then watch for a message from God'.