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Matthew Paul Turner has made his mark as a force in the Christian children's book publishing market. With his unmatched gift for rhyme blended with deliberate messages of hope and empowerment, Turner's books When God Made You and When God Made Light have become bedtime favorites for families across America. His latest anticipated release is When I Pray for You, which will debut in February 2019.

Turner's storied writing career started nearly 20 years ago, and he has published a book every year. Called “one of Christianity’s fresh voices” by Publisher’s Weekly, Turner's other notable works include Our Great Big American God, Churched, Coffeehouse Gospel and The Christian Culture Survival Guide.

When God Made You was an Evangelical Christian
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This is J’s story, an all too common story in Buikwe, Uganda

**Trigger warning: This post discusses rape of a minor, sexual assault against a minor, silencing, and cultural patriarchy.**


Lydia is beautiful. At 7-months old, she’s looking at me from where she sits on her momma’s lap; she appears happy, healthy, content, loved. Her momma, whose face I will not show and who I will only refer to as J to protect her identity, is gently bouncing her sweet b...

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Churched: One Kid's Journey...

3.49 avg rating — 668 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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When I Pray for You

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Hear No Evil: Marching in t...

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3.37 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2004
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God Made Light

4.57 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2014
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Provocative Faith: Walking ...

3.65 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2005
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""God smiles and here's why - in the spark of your eye,
A familiar reflection shines bright from inside.
'Cause when God made you
and the world oohed and aahed,
in heaven they called you an image of God.
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"This was a pleasant little picture book telling children essentially what most Christian books say. "God made you special and he loves you very much." (Veggietales.) It has pretty pictures and a kind message. What makes this book stand out is that..." Read more of this review »
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"This is one of the most adorable children’s books I’ve ever read! Bold statement, but I stand behind it. It contains fun rhymes, brilliant illustrations, and most importantly, a gorgeous, powerful message.

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“The more spiritual successes that Edwards experienced, the more he seemed to intentionally infuse his sermons with language deemed to move a person’s emotional center—their souls—to spiritually and physically respond.”
Matthew Paul Turner, Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity

“this integration of Jefferson and Jesus is in many ways how members of the evangelical right can oppose abortion yet ignore the needs of disenfranchised members of society, how they can rage against sexual revolutions and offer little critique on economic greed or mass consumption, and how they can keep labor unions and government in check while not doing the same to Wall Street, insurance companies, and other big American businesses. Of course, much of today’s evangelical political doctrine has become so radical, so driven by fear and hyperbole that it’s more or less a parody of the doctrines of Thomas Jefferson and Jesus, a culture where the poor in spirit are not blessed, they are marginalized and expected to care for themselves.”
Matthew Paul Turner, Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity

“The way we saw things, it didn’t matter that God had created the heavens and the earth—he did not want us excited about living here. A good fundamentalist worth his weight in guilt was quick to remind any skeptic that the world was going to hell in a handbasket.”
Matthew Paul Turner, Churched: One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess

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