The Day When God Made Church
By Rebekah McLeod Hutto, Illustrated by Stephanie HaigPentecost, the Church's birthday, is an often-overlooked holiday. This book celebrates the miraculous events that occurred on Pentecost and the ways in which the Holy Spirit shaped and continues to shape who we are as God's Church. Children will learn the story of Pentecost: the sights, the sounds, and the people that began the community of the Church. They will discover who the Holy Spirit is and how God calls each of us to follow Jesus. Parents, educators, and ministers can discover new ways to celebrate Pentecost with children in their churches and families. "Finally a story for young children about Pentecost! Children willenjoy reading about the birthday of their church, and they and - along with the adults who love them and - will be better able to wrap their hearts and minds around this curious celebration called Pentecost. Alleluia!"
and - Rev. Matt Matthews author of the novel Mercy Creek and Pastor, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC. "Readers and listeners of all ages will discover much to stimulate their understanding of Pentecost through Thisologically grounded book. Its engaging qualities and vivid images rhythmically connects children to the movement of The Holy Spirit, and the birth of the Church. Rebekah seamlesslyhelps children understand this sometimes difficultcelebration in the liturgical year. "
and - Melanie C. Gordon, Director of Ministry with Children, Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church"This is a delightful and powerful telling of the birth of the church. Your child will love this book. The Day When God Made Church invites the parent,teacher, and child to engage in conversation about God,love, and the church. This is the book we have been waiting for. "
and - The Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones award winning author of God Created and Jesus, the Word