More than four years ago, while I was on maternity leave with Adeline, Matthew wrote a children’s book called God Made Light.
With words like….
And when the sun sets
and a day ends too soon,
remember God’s light always
shines inside you.
I frankly thought it was one of the best children’s books ever written.
I still do.
Unfortunately, we were unable to find a publishing home for God Made Light, but we dreamed about someday self-publishing it. That dream became a reality last fall when we made a large investment into the illustration, design, and printing of God Made Light and released it to the world.
Thousands of people (including many of you) responded, buying God Made Light for their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, children’s ministries and schools.
The #GodMadeLight feed on Instagram is full of delightful pictures of children enjoying the book and products.
It was so successful that a publisher stepped forward and said YES, we want to get this book out to even more families. Matthew signed a 2-book children’s deal yesterday and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
The inventory of God Made Light and its beautiful product line is nearly sold out. To sell the rest of it, DaySpring is offering the collection for 50-75% off + save an additional 20% with the code HGFRIENDS.
You read that right. The book is just $6 and the products (night light, lunch notes and floor puzzle) are $4 when you use the code. Shipping is free on orders $50 or more, so stock up to save even more!
That means you can buy the entire God Made Light collection for just $18. What a perfect birthday, shower or Christmas gift.
With it being the start of the school year, why not buy a book or two of the encouragement notes to slip in your child’s lunch or backpack?
The nightlight is darling in any child’s room or bathroom.
And the puzzle – glory. It is a sturdy, well-made, beautiful floor puzzle that your kids will love to put together again and again. I bought 20 of them and plan to give them as gifts for the next year or two to ever kid we know. It is so, so fantastic.
I cannot get over these prices.
God Made Light won’t be available again until 2018, and we don’t know about the products. Furthermore, the publisher will use a different illustrator, so this exact version will never be available again.
This is your last chance – literally.
Think of the kids you know and the ones yet to be born. I think God Made Light is a book that should be on every baby’s bookshelf.
So beam like the sun;
Glimmer like a star.
And wherever you go,
dark will stop being dark.
Shimmer and shine; be a beacon so bright —
Because when God made you child, God made light.
For Ezra’s newborn shoot (with the talented Alissa Saylor), we read the book together as a family. I love that in Ezra’s earliest days — and many more times since then — he has had truth poured over him.
God lives in him. He shines bright. He should enjoy God’s creation. These are things kids need to know and hear. God Made Light is a beautiful book full of meaningful, biblical truths.
Give the children in your life a gift with meaning. Words matter. Make them count.
Go shop now before the God Made Light collection is gone for good. (Don’t forget to use the code HGFRIENDS to save even more. When you click on the shopping cart, be sure to click “view shopping cart” so you can enter the code).
Dayspring just launched a new website and in honor of that, you can use the coupon code FREEGIFT to get a freebie with your order. The gifts are items ranging from Color Wonder coloring books, water bottles, mugs and more. (Simply enter the coupon code, then click on the link that appears to select your free gift.) SO depending on how much of the God Made Light sale you buy, it might be a better deal to get the free gift!
Thank you for your kind support!