Water Come Down: The Day You Were Baptized
Availability: In stock.
Release Date: Tuesday, September 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages 8.5 x 10.25 inches
Publisher: Augsburg Books
Age Level: Children; Teen/Youth
The sun, the cloud, the wind, the rain—all of God's
creation—lend their voices
to the story of how a child joins the family
The sun whispers the news to the cloud, the
cloud thunders it to the rain. The wind
carries the rain and its message to earth.
The earth swallows the rain and new life
springs up to join the chorus. At last, the
whole of God's creation gathers to celebrate
the baptism of a child (the listener/reader)
with a song of welcome to God's
Beautifully illustrated by
award-winning artist Gerardo Suzan, this is
a wonderfully imagined story of God's power
and love joined in the baptism event—a story
that will grow richer in meaning each time
the book is read.
Plus . . . following the story are pages of
illustrated thoughts and ideas to trigger
family discussion about the significance of
baptism, its links to God's biblical story,
and to the lives of the readers.
I am the sun. I am fire and light.
I'm the first one
At the end of the night
Who heard of your naming day,
God told me to whisper
The news to my sister:
A child will be named today.
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