Mother and Daughter Co-Author a Picture Book with Heavenly Lessons

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Terri and Maddilin Howell invite readers on a journey to discover who God is in their newly published children’s storybook.

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From co-authors Terri and Maddilin Howell, a mother and daughter tandem, Why Can't I See God? is a delightful and endearing children’s picture book filled with adventures and important lessons about God. The Howell’s newly published work aims to answer life’s big questions that may even come from little children.

The storybook takes readers on a journey with Maddi and her mom as they try to find out why she cannot see God. Their quest leads them to visit lots of places trying to see God. Throughout the journey they begin to understand that God is all around them; everywhere they go. They have fun sliding down a rainbow and landing on a beautiful meadow. They see where Jesus was born and understand that He was sent to give hope to people.

“In our home we openly discuss God and all the blessings that He has given us. God is real and a part of our life. If you have questions after reading this book about God and what it means to have a relationship with Him, I urge you to talk to your parents, grandparents or your Pastor. They will be able to direct you and help you along the journey of faith,” says Terri, exhorting both young and old readers alike.

Colorful, endearing and lesson-filled, Why Can't I See God? is an inspiring story of a mom and a young girl’s journey to understanding of who God is. This is a book dedicated to every inquisitive child and a great tool for the Christian formation of children.

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About the Author
Maddilin Howell, as a third grader, illustrated and helped develop the story for this book. Her inquisitive and imaginative thoughts fit well with the theme of the book, “How Can I.” She is a growing Christian child whose thoughts and ideas about God are in their formative stage. She will be a 4th grader this year. She is creative, joyful and loves life. She enjoys learning about new things and cannot wait for school to start this fall.

Terri Ann Howell is Maddilin’s mother. She works for a local city. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries’ Christian Women’s Club (CWC), a non-denominational group that shares God’s love to women. She is also a registered singer for the CWC, an adult Sunday school teacher and a choir member of a local church. She enjoys music and reading.

Why Can't I See God? * by Terri Howell & Maddi Howell
Publication Date: August 31, 2012
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4797-0020-2
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4797-0021-9

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