Friday Introduction: You Have Been Invited (and a giveaway)

My girls love to get birthday party invitations in the mail. There's something special about knowing you were chosen to join in someone else's celebration. It makes you feel important and included.

God gives us all sorts of invitations. He invites us to accept His gift, approach His throne in prayer, marvel at His creation and so much more. A new book, You Have Been Invited! by Brian Howell, lays out these invitations for children. This beautifully illustrated picture book includes 19 of God's invitations. Each 2-page spread includes the invitation and the scripture that backs it up.

This book is a great way to start talking with your preschooler about the things God has invited him or her to do. The simple, engaging format of the book makes it a great starting point for learning about the things that God has invited us to do.

You could even use this book with older kids as a springboard for some more in-depth conversations. Take an invitation a day and make it your dinner-table conversation. Talk about what the invitation means and what the blessings are that you receive from that invitation.

Brian Howell got the idea for the book when reading Tea for Ruby about a child who is invited to have tea with the queen. That book started him thinking about how God has invited us to do many things with Him and You Have Been Invited! was born.

While You Have Been Invited! is a simple book, it's message is important and timeless. If you have preschoolers or early elementary kids, don't miss out on this book.

I'm lucky enough to be able to give you a chance to own a copy of this book as we're giving one away today. Don't miss your chance to own it.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review and giveaway purposes.