A joyful celebration of God's deep love for little ones, God's Love Is Like Sunshine takes a subject that could be confusing—God's love—and makes it accessible to kiddos. How? By comparing that love to objects and ideas children know and love, such as warm sunshine, overflowing orange juice, and soft clouds. These comparisons paint a beautiful picture of a love that is kind, gentle, and generous. But most importantly, God's Love Is Like Sunshine celebrates how God's love fills up our hearts so they overflow with kindness, gentleness, and generosity for other people. With illustrations that radiate childlike joy and a message that encourages little ones to love God and the people around them, this sweet board book is sure to make you smile.
A Family Prayer
In a world that seems to change every day, this simple prayer invites you and your family to remember the One who "is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). Gather your little ones close and end the day with gratitude and rest in God for provision and protection.
Below is an audio version of this book, which Sarah wrote during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Family Prayer is illustrated by her kids, translated to Spanish by her mother-in-law, narrated in Spanish by her brother-in-law, and produced and scored by her husband. We hope it can bring comfort and peace to your family from ours.
Far from Home
Follow a boy and his family as they say goodbye to their home and travel to a new land—and a new life—far away from all they know and love. Far from Home brings hope to an impossibly difficult situation and gives a face to the nameless millions who have been uprooted from their homes.
Click here to download a Far from Home activity for your family.
"The global refugee crisis is complex and overwhelming, but the people at the center of the crisis are just that: people, children, mothers, and fathers. With a compelling story and beautiful illustrations, Sarah Parker Rubio’s Far from Home helped my children (and their parents) to think through issues of displacement and loss through the eyes of a young boy and points to the hope found in Jesus, who himself was a child refugee."
US director of church mobilization, World Relief, and coauthor of Welcoming the Stranger and Seeking Refuge
BOOKS FOR A KINDER WORLD
Sarah Parker Rubio edits children’s and young adult books by day and writes them by night. She was born in the United States, grew up in Costa Rica and Ecuador, and now has a bilingual and bicultural family with her husband, Colombian composer Gary Rubio. They live in the Chicago area with their two sons, Gabriel and Adan; two sassy cats, Perry and Bono; and a giant white dog named Finn.
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