God Is With Me – Children’s Book Give Away

I had the opportunity to review two wonderful books, God Is With Me Through The Night and God Is With Me Through The Day. These books were written by Julie Cantrell, a certified speech-language pathologist, with years of experience helping children develop communication skills. Julie currently writes for Princeton Health Care System and FNC, Inc.

I loved both of the books, they contain beautiful stock photos and the wording is simple. The books are very similar, but I really appreciated God Is With Me Through The Night. I’m partial to deer, so I was drawn to the cover. Also, because I think it is in line with the author’s goal. The author wrote the book for her daughter, who was afraid of the dark and suffered from nightmares. Ms. Cantrell’s intention was to not publish the book initially, but to create a story that would let her daughter know she was safe and she wasn’t alone at night. Ms. Cantrell stated, “When her friends would sleep over, they all enjoyed the book and wanted me to print copies for them. Then the neighborhood kids asked for copies.”


The story lines in the books are simple. She’s used beautiful photos of baby animals expressing their fears and loving pictures of baby animals with their mommy assuring them they are safe at night and during the day to engage the child’s attention. The books are useful in building the child’s faith in God as well. Ms. Cantrell conducted research and with data to support the design of the books, and a gut instinct that families would enjoy reading the book again and again, she decided to move forward with publishing. The books are receiving positive feed back from parents and children.

My 2 year old grandson gets excited when he sees the books. I’ve read them every day since I’ve received them. He’s partial to the God Is With Me Through The Day book. I believe he finds the color of the cover stimulating and likes the puppy on the cover. I love that the author expanded her idea to include the fact that children face fears during the day as well. I believe we will get a lot of mileage out of these books. Another plus is that they have a hard back cover. I found one with little sticky finger prints. My grandson loves pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast, so guess who was the culprit. A damp cloth easily removed the breakfast remnants.
Ms. Cantrell wanted our readers to experience these beautiful book too, so we’re offering a set to one of our readers. They will help guide your child through their fears and let them know they are not alone and they will be protected and loved. Here’s how you could win: Leave us a comment on one of your child’s fears or visit Ms. Cantrell’s blog and read her tips on how to help your child with their fears. Leave a comment on how you think Ms. Cantrell’s tips could help you.You can also find activities to go along with the books on Ms. Cantrell’s blog, Julie’s Journal. Want extra entries:Follow our blog (1 entry)
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This give away will end December 14 at mid-night. Give away is open to US Resident 18+ only.

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  1. My granddaughter is afraid of bugs.

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  2. My daughter is afraid of bugs..

  3. I voted for you.
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  5. My daughter has a fear of the dark. I keep a night light on her and encourage her that I am just next door if she needs me. I like that one of the tips suggests keeping a Lights Out routine consistently. I bet it would help her if she knew every night the lights get shut off at a certain time.
    Thanks for the adorable giveaway!
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  6. My Son is afraid to be alone.  He is fine with the Dark, but if I leave the room, he gets very upset.  He wants someone (even if its his 9 month old Brother)there with him.

  7. son was afaid of loud music these books look fun cdmarteny@mywebdesk.com

  8. They would help me with my patience level.

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  11. my son is afraid of zombies

  12. Wonderful prize.  My daughter has no fear, which scares me to death !!

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  13. Right now my daughter is going through a phase of being scared of the dark.

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  14. My 3 year old daughter is afraid of the dark.

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  15. Just a note that we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/god-is-with-me-books.html

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  18. My daughter is afraid of Zombies.

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  19. My daughter has a fear of smaller dogs, so her advice to not feed into the fear and help her overcome it is great!  We're working on it!

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  21. My daughter is so afraid of dogs.  She likes them far away and will wave and get excited, but if they come near her, she freaks out.  Plus, she thinks all animals are dogs, so she is like this with any animal.  I am just trying to ease her in to touching them and getting closer to them

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  22. My daughter is young, but loud noises scare her the most right now.
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  23. Tammy Pereira says:

    I am a mother of 6 and have had my fair share of kids with nightmares and such.  I have one daughter who is afraid to be left alone in her room at night, I have another daughter who is afraid of the dark, and I have a son who id afraid of Princess Leia (from Star Wars)! He thinks she is in his closet!  Anyway, thanks for the opportunity to win and have a very happy holidays season!

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  24. My daughter is scared of bugs… This happened over night, she used to love them (even bees) and now she is terrified to be anywhere close.

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  27. My little sister is afraid of Santa.

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  28. My son is a little afraid of being alone at nighttime.  These books sound great!
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  29. This is such a sweet give away; with so few faith based items I really appreciate this giveaway. Thank you.

  30. My kids are both def. afraid of the dark. ๐Ÿ™

  31. She states not to ridicule your child by telling them they are silly–there is no such thing as monsters.  I never thought of it as ridiculing, but I will make a better effort not to.

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  32. my grandson is scared to slrrp alone
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  33. I think it is important to acknowledge feelings.

  34. My 3 year old niece is afraid of the dark.  This would be really helpful. Thanks for offering this!

  35. These books would be for my 3-yr old niece, and while I'm not sure what she is afraid of, she does have speech and communication problems, so these books might help her with that.

  36. I follow your blog!

  37. My twins are afraid of really loud noises.

    the book sounds great.

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  39. Our 3 yr old daughter is afraid of the dark, particularly her blinds…I think b/c of the shadows.  I LOVE the idea of the light vs night home tour!!!!  thanks for sharing!

  40. dont have kids, but my niece is afraid of the coffee grinder!  Would love to give her momma this book!

  41. My son, who is 5, is afraid of the dark. He uses a nightlight.  He would LOVE these books!  Thanks.

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  43. I think Ms. Cantrell's tips could help me by being prepared on how to deal with various types of fears.

  44. Fear is not from the Lord ๐Ÿ™‚

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  47. My grandson is afraid of "monsters" at night. 
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  48. One of the tips that I like is to not encourage fear. I think sometimes we as mothers let our fear show. But sometimes it is hard not to.
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  52. My son is afraid to be away from my wife and I and he is deathly afraid of the dark.
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  53. Dawn Sollitto says:

    My 4 year old son is afraid of bugs! Thank goodness it is getting colder out!
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  54. My daughter has a fear of thunder and lightening.

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  56. My grandchildren are afraid of the dark

  57. My little man is afraid of the dark!
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  59. My daughter is scared of spiders.  She's 5 and has to have someone go to the potty with her.  The potty thing just started a couple of weeks ago and is hard on us.  We really try to talk to her about all of this but it hasn't helped so far.  Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Fear of the dark which is something I had until I was probably 40 years old so I understand.

  65. My little girl is scared of frogs and bugs.

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  69. My daughter is afraid of being alone.  These books would be wonderful to assure her that she is never alone no matter what and that God is always with her.  Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

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  70. My little one is scared of imaginary monsters!

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  71. Fear is not from the Lord….excellent lesson! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. My son is scared of the dark.
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  75. This is a great giveaway. My little one is afraid of monsters under the bed.

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  76. My little one is starting to become afraid of the dark,so we have been working really hard before this becomes a full blown fear.

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  77. this would be great for our son hes always complaining about not wanting to sleep in his own bed cause he says hes afraid of everything

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  79. My little sister is afriad of the dark. . .and some parts in Disney Movies. (Funny she's not afriad of The Nightmare before Christmas, movie) =P Love the tips!

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  85. My daughter is afraid of bugs-even plastic bugs.
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  86. I have a new baby and need all the childrearing tips I can get! I love this one: "Do not ridicule your child with statements like, โ€œDonโ€™t be silly! There is no such thing as monsters!โ€ This may stop children from communicating about their fears, but it will not alleviate the fear itself."

  87. help to get rid of little ones fears the light and sounds ball

  88. my daughter is currently afraid of the dark, she is almost three. we say prayers at bedtime and do have a dialogue about certain things but, it's obv age appropriate

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  91. My 2 small grandsons are scared to death of the vaccum,I cant run it at all when they are here or anything that makes noise,they would love these books,they love for me to read to them
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  92. @jakiesmom – My grandson is afraid of vaccum cleaners. He runs as fast as his little legs will carry him when he hears one.

  93. @Cee – Now that's a fear that I can relate to.  My 2 year old grandson won't sleep in his bed either.  It is truly a struggle.  I'll be posting about this issue shortly, please follow us and stop by regularly.  We love comments, and we love to know what's happening with our readers.

  94. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! My daughter is fearful of sleeping in her own bed. Right now, bedtime is a big struggle, and every night she winds up sleeping in our bed.

    One of the tips that really struck me was not encouraging a fear. I tend to do that by my expressions, I think. When I see my daughter react in fear to something, I know there have been several occasions when I have mirrored her expression on my face, and I think it tends to make her more fearful.

    Thank you again!

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  96. My young son…has a fear of lawn mowers…he comes running when he hears one!

  97. By God's Grace my daughter is not scared of anything….I woul love these books though as they will remind her always of God's Presence with her no matter where she is

  98. My youngest is afraid to go into the woods.

  99. I love this!  What a great and generous giveaway.  ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter is pretty young so I'm not really sure what she's afraid of yet (she's fairly fearless at the moment, lol).  Loud noises is probably the worst. 

    Those tips are GREAT!  I'm sure they'll help me with my daughter as she grows.  I like that she advises to encourage children to open up about their feelings but wants to teach them to conquer their fears and not enable them (hope that makes sense). 

    Anyway.  I would love to be entered!  Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. My daughter is afraid of aliens.  Have no idea where this came from. 

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