Inspired by the #1 hit worship song by Chris Tomlin, this precious story teaches children about our Father God's unconditional love and acceptance and that the only gift God wants is our hearts.
Grammy Award-winning music artist, Chris Tomlin, and Pat Barrett (Housefires) team up to tell the story of a little bear named Tucker whose life is forever changed when he learns just how great the King's love is for him. When Tucker's friends need help, he journeys to see the King who lives in a castle where the door is always open. Along the way, Tucker encounters a variety of humorous animals filled with ideas about what the King is like. Then finally, he meets the King who runs to him with open arms.
This read-aloud storybook for 4- to 8-year-olds:
- Shows young children the character of God through a fun adventure story
- Teaches that God loves His children no matter what
- Encourages kids to have a relationship with their Heavenly Father and to ask for His help in prayer
- Sparks family discussions about who God is
- Makes a calming bedtime read with its warm message of God's caring heart
With whimsical art created by Lorna Hussey, this inspiring story will leave children, young and old, reassured that God is a good, good Father, and they are loved by Him.
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About the Author
With 12 albums, 16 #1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, 21 Dove Awards, and two platinum and five gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in music. His songs include “How Great Is Our God,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “Our God,” and most recently, “Good Good Father,” to name a few. It is estimated that each week 20–30 million people sing one of Tomlin’s songs in worship. He also cowrote the bestselling children’s book, Good Good Father. More than anything, Chris loves being a husband to Lauren and a daddy to Ashlyn and Madison.
Pat Barrett is a husband, father, songwriter, and worship leader based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He is the worship pastor of Grace-Midtown Church and cowriter of the #1 song “Good Good Father.” Pat also travels with Housefires, a worship expression based out of the Atlanta area.
Read an Excerpt
A colorful kite soared in the sky, and then whoosh! — it caught on an oak tree branch.
"Don't worry. I can help!" Tucker called, tugging the kite this way and that.
Tucker was a little bear. Helping others made him happy ... and his friends needed lots of help.
Some bears were always fighting ...
some bears were sick ...
some bears couldn't read ...
some bears were hungry ...
and some bears were sad.
Tucker didn't know how to help his friends.
"I could ask the King for help!" Tucker cried. "Maybe, just maybe, if I give him the perfect gift, he will help us."
So off Tucker went on a journey to see the good King who lived in the castle where the door was always open.
It wasn't long before a group of big, strong raccoons blocked Tucker's path.
"Stop!" one raccoon ordered. "What do you want?"
"I w-w-want to take the King the perfect gift, but-but-but I don't know what to choose," Tucker explained.
"The King is a good warrior," the raccoon said. "Why don't you give him this shield?"
"The King will keep you safe!" cheered the other raccoons.
Down the road, an owl swooped down in front of Tucker.
"Hoot, hoot!" the owl called out. "What would you like to learn?"
"I'm trying to figure out the perfect gift to take to the King," Tucker replied.
"The King teaches from his wise book," the owl told him. "I'm certain the King would be pleased if you gave him something to read."
As Tucker walked away, the owl hooted, "Go see the King. He is a good teacher!"
As he walked, Tucker spotted foxes wearing long white jackets.
"How are you feeling?" asked a concerned fox. "I feel fine, but some of the bears in my town are sick," Tucker replied. "I'm on my way to see the King and ask for his help."
"Here, take these bandages as a gift," the fox said. "The King is a good doctor."
Excerpted from "Good Good Father"
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