Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Tomlin is set to release a children's picture book named after his hit song "Good Good Father" in hopes of pointing children to their Heavenly Father.
The book goes on sale Oct. 4, prior to Tomlin's new album that features his single of the same name and the K-LOVE Song of the Year, "Good Good Father."
The book was written by Pat Barrett and Tomlin and is the worship leader's first book for children.
The illustrated work, published by Tommy Nelson and Passion Publishing, will reportedly leave little ones with a greater understanding of who God is and who they are through the love of God.
"What an exciting journey to write my first children's book," Tomlin said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "Being a dad makes this so special. It's my prayer that Good Good Father helps children understand the amazing reality that we can call God our Father, that we are His beloved sons and daughters. It's a simple, yet powerful story — one that has been kid-tested in my own home and a joy to watch my girls experience."
According to the book's synopsis, Good Good Father is the story of a bear named Tucker whose life and townspeople are forever changed when they learn just how great the King's love is for them. Along the way, Tucker encounters a variety of curious, humorous animals who each know one great thing about the King. However, they each have limited views of what makes him good. This is a precious story that will leave children with a greater assurance that God truly is a good, good Father and they are loved by Him.
"Just as they make worship so accessible, Chris and Pat help little ones experience and understand the overwhelming love of God," says Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of Gift Books, Children's Books and New Media at Thomas Nelson. "Children have so many thoughts about what God is like. This endearing, yet profound book helps children (and adults) see that God is a teacher, a warrior, a doctor, a provider, a musician, and so much more because first of all He is truly a good, good Father."
Tomlin and his camp are excited to feature the Tommy Nelson imprint on the children's book because it solidifies the project's positive message.
"We are thrilled to work with Tommy Nelson on this project," Kevin Marks, managing director of Passion Publishing said in a statement. "For years Tommy Nelson has been an industry leader in Christian children's books and resources. We know that many families will benefit from sharing Chris and Pat's beautiful story and foundational message with their sons and daughters, nieces and nephews — with children everywhere, to help them anchor in the deepest places of their hearts that God loves them as his precious children."
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