Published in 2003. 56 pages.
I read this short book while my son had a swimming lesson. I then re-read some of my favorite parts. Later, I read some of the book to my family. I guess you could say I liked it!
The Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication summary calls it "a novel in poems that reveal God's discovery of the wonders and pains in the world He has created." I call it a thought-provoking view of God as Immanuel ("God [is] with us"). It is tender as well as funny, and it lifted my spirits.
In addition to the title poem, among my other favorites are
- "God Went to the Doctor" (And the doctor said, "You don't need me, you're God." And God said, "Well you're pretty good at playing me, I figured you'd know what the problem was.")
- "God Went Rollerblading" (in which God feels invincible - apparently, although He knows He's invincible, He doesn't always feel that way)
- "God Got Cable" ("Every now and then, even God needs a break.")
- "God Got a Desk Job" ("The only thing that got Him through to the end of the day was Snickers bars.")
Melissa (of Book Nut) posted her review here.
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