The month of October 2016 will be a big one for Chris Tomlin, who, as mentioned in our pages before, has been cited as “the most sung songwriter in the world.” In addition to being nominated for several Dove Awards this year (which will air on TBN, Oct. 16), the release of his latest album Never Lose Sight (Oct. 21—buy), and the one night only Worship Night In America nationwide theatre event (Oct. 25), in collaboration with fellow songwriter and Housefires front man Pat Barrett, Tomlin will release his very first children’s book.
Named after the instant hit worship song written by Housefires’ Barret and Tony Brown, which then was recorded, of course, by Tomlin, Good Good Father (buy) the book carries on the same spirit of the tune that has captivated worshippers since its release. Parents, this book does the most excellent job in helping kids to understand that God isn’t an untouchable, angry, or unapproachable God. The illustrations by Lorna Hussey perfectly match and enhance the message, ensuring that the experience is inviting and the crucial points are enjoyably driven home. Second to scripture, I want this to be the first book I read to our children.