Sunday Is for God
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Sunday Is for God

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“Weekdays are for school and Saturday’s for having fun. But Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Sunday is for God.”

A boy longs to play in the river on this hot summer day, but instead he has to sit quietly in a pew. His collar itches and his tie’s too tight—why does the Lord care whether people get dressed up for church, anyway? But as hymns and prayers fill the room, he begins to a...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Schwartz & Wade (first published 2010)
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Feb 06, 2011 Miriam rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Miriam by: Galt Public Library
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I was a bit surprised to find this at the public library. It very firmly and absolutely states that the Sabbath day is reserved for God and Church attendance is mandatory. Oddly, it doesn't then go on to suggest that children will actually get anything out of religious services; the kids all (realistically) fidget and pay no attention. This book is like a parent who answers questions with Because That's the Way It Is or Because I Say So and I'm Your Father. No rationale.

However, I did quite like...more
Jess Brown
I like that this book explores the ritual of going to church, and the spirituality of it, rather than the overt Christian-ness of it. I like the feeling of family, of culture, and of peace that it has. One sweet portion:

"'The Lord is nigh unto all that call upon Him;
He upholdeth all them that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.'

Sister asks me, 'What is he saying?'
'I think he's saying the Lord will take care of us no matter what. Like Momma and Daddy.'"

I liked that passage, because...more
Micheal McGowan is an amazing author who shared his experience on what a typical Sunday is for a African-American family. This story is about a boy who shares his sunday experience with his family. This is a great story for children because he tella the story from a child's perspective. He doesn't use character names, he says things like "Mama and Sister" and includes what they all do on a Sunday. I would love to share this book with my students because most of my students may relate to this boo...more
Willie Butts
I like this book because it teaches about God and the importance of spending time with him in a way that children could understand. I also like the descriptions of church activities, but what I really like about it is that it reminds me of the old time southern atmosphere. The way that the people are dressed, the songs that are sung, take me back to a much simpler time. When church was more than a program, but a family. I also like the way the author included verses of scripture on every page bl...more
Multigenerational story dealing with Sunday being the Lord's day. It reminds us how the family worshipped and ate together on Sundays. The illustrator used acrylics painted over collaged paper, rendering their scenes on scraps of Bible verses and hymnal pages.
Family friendly and beautiful story about Sundays! I loved the illustrations and the story about why Sunday's are special.
this book gets all stars for the illustrations alone!
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