• God Made You to Be You

God Made You to Be You


Sammy the saguaro cactus is stuck—sticky stuck in the ground with no way to move, run, or roam. Snake can slither. Hawk can soar. Jackrabbit can hop. But Sammy? He must stay rooted in one spot. This makes Sammy sad, and he begins to wish he could be more like his friends and less like himself.

But could there be a reason Sammy is stuck in one place? Did God make him this way on purpose? In this fun, rhyming board book for children ages 2-6, Sammy discovers that God made him sticky stuck so that he can help many of his friends in his desert community.

The message of God Made You to Be You is so important for children: God made you unique and for a reason. So be brave and be yourself! Instead of comparing yourself to others, be the person God made you to be, and do what God created you to do. Only then will you find true joy!

about the authors

Jamie Ivey is creator and host of the popular podcast The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, a central gathering place for talking about life and Jesus. Jamie told the raw, redemptive story that brought her to this place in her debut book, If You Only Knew. Now she’s telling the story that keeps her going and frames her God-empowering message to women today. Jamie and her husband, Aaron, make their home for six, plus guests—come anytime!—in Austin, Texas.

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Tama Fortner is a bestselling writer and ghostwriter with more than 30 titles to her credit, including the bestselling Easter Is Coming! (B&H, 2019), Indescribable:100 Devotions About God and Science (Thomas Nelson, 2017), Grace for the Moment for Kids (Thomas Nelson, 2012), and Jesus Calling for Kids (Thomas Nelson, 2010). She lives just outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two kids, and an incredibly lazy dog who doubles as a foot warmer.

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  • isbn: 9781087734668
  • status: Not Yet Published
  • season: Fall 2021
  • publish date: 10/05/2021
  • pages: 24
  • carton quantity: 28