Book Review: God Made Me to Be Loving


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Book Review: God Made Me to Be Loving


Eve Culley reviewed the children’s book, God Made Me to Be Loving, written by Karena Carter and illustrated by Tammy Hall. This book has received 5.0 out of 5 stars and 29 ratings.


Encourage your kids to develop a godly character in this first book of God Made Me to Be Series!


This series will help them understand the presence of God and listen for that still small voice!

In God Made Me to Be Loving, your kids will be taken on a journey of learning practical ways they can show love and express gratefulness throughout their day—from helping their sister tie her shoes, listening to the teacher talk, or showing a teammate how to do a scoring kick at soccer practice. After reading this book, they, too, will learn how to say, “Thank you, God, for being with me all day and showing me how to be loving.”


About the Author, Karena Carter


Karena likes to live by the LALALA Philosophy...Learn About, Laugh A Lot, Love Always! She lives in the upstate of South Carolina with her three cats, one cat shy of her "crazy cat lady" status and her toddler puppy, who can't seem to find enough things to chew on. Karena has worked with children in a daycare setting and a Christian based children's home, where she managed the Equine Behavioral Therapy Program. She loves anything to do with nature, animals, hiking, and being near the water. Karena has lived in an extinct volcano, held a hummingbird, and seen a humpback whale. She always enjoys finding adventures around every corner. Karena has found a new passion in writing children's books. Ones with great messages and quirky, funny stories. You can follow her at her website and buy gifts and t-shirts for her God Made Me to Be Series at the book website.


Eve’s Book Review


God Made Me to Be Loving went “live” in October of 2020. It is the first book in a series titled – God Made Me to Be. I think the series has good potential if the other books are as well laid out with colorful illustrations as this first one.


A fresh start to a new year with reminders of what God wants us to be is a good idea for all of us.


The book follows a young boy through his day, at home, after school as he interacts with others, and finds ways to be loving to others. At the end of the book are reflection questions that are fill in the blanks.


I was very pleased with this book and feel that it would be of interest to the children in your home.

About the Book Reviewer, Eve Culley


As a children’s author, I am blessed to live in the imaginary world of Barn Town where the animals talk and share their lives with me. I believe that I have the best job there is. Another joy I have is reading other children’s authors and sharing their work with you. Read a book and share the joy with others.


Storytelling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that as I tell stories, putting them on paper, it makes room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon. I write for children because of their wonderful imaginations. They are the very best at believing that the probable can become possible. Nothing is any better than when the reader climbs into the adventure and joins the journey with you.



Connect with Eve on her website, blog, or on Twitter, or on her Patreon page.

You can read Eve’s column on the 2nd Monday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.




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