"God and Me" aims to help children find out all about God: what he is like, how he cares for them, and how he wants them to live in his world. Familiar situations and everyday experiences encourage the child to think about Christian values. Each day includes a Bible reference for a story or passage linked to that day's topic, and a prayer or a prayer idea to help the child develop their relationship with God. "God and Me" is based on the biblical teaching that God is our creator and provider, and that he is loving, giving, and just. The Christian values that the child explores through the book are those outlined in Jesus' teaching in "Matthew 5-7", and in "Paul's Letters to the Galatians and the Colossians". Jesus calls us to be ("Matthew 5-7"): meek, merciful, looking for God, pure, peacemakers, loving all people - even our enemies, generous, trusting (not worrying, for God provides), humble (not judging), persevering.
Penny Boshoff is a freelance writer and editor of Bible resources for children and adults. She has helped children explore the Bible and discover God's message through Sunday groups and holidays clubs for over 15 years. Penny has worked as Publishing Coordinator for Scripture Union and is currently a member of the Scripture Union Council.