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I Am a Promise Hardcover – September 10, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (September 10, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310700752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310700753
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

"Every child is full of promise, potential, and possibility, and this wonderful book shares that encouraging message. Based on well-known songwriter and children’s author Gloria Gaither’s best-selling song I Am a Promise, kids can be assured that with God’s help, they can do anything. Filled with beautiful full-color art that will delight young readers as they read and sing along with the beautiful music CD. Children can be secure in knowing that they can climb the highest mountain and can cross the widest sea, because they can become anything that God wants them to be."

About the Author

Gloria Gaither is an award-winning lyricist, author, scriptwriter, former adjunct professor of songwriting at Anderson University, recording artist with the celebrated Gaither Trio for thirty years, mother, and grandmother. Gloria has written My Father's Angels and Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift for Zonderkidz, as well as Because He Lives, Let's Make a Memory, 365 Meditations for Mothers, What My Parents Did Right, and Let's Hide the Word, plus numerous magazine articles. Gloria and her husband, Bill, live in Alexandria, Indiana.

Kristina Stephenson is a writer, illustrator and designer. She works predominantly in the fields of Children's Publishing and Children's Television. She lives in Salisbury in the UK with her musician husband and children.

More About the Author

Gloria Gaither is an award-winning lyricist, author, scriptwriter, former adjunct professor of songwriting at Anderson University, recording artist with the celebrated Gaither Trio for thirty years, mother, and grandmother. Gloria has written My Father's Angels and Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift for Zonderkidz, as well as Because He Lives, Let's Make a Memory, 365 Meditations for Mothers, What My Parents Did Right, and Let's Hide the Word, plus numerous magazine articles. Gloria and her husband, Bill, live in Alexandria, Indiana.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark W. Dandrea on January 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is good stuff and comes from the tracks of an original LP that we all enjoyed growing up in the 70s but it is just as fresh today. The children's voices were so tight and polished, obviously due to the inspiration of Bill & Gloria Gaither and Gary McSpadden. Well, I had my chance when they came to Jacksonville-Fla a couple of years ago. While Mr Gaither was heading to his dressing room during the intermission, I strode beside him and sang a few bars, mimicking his baritone/bass, "Let all the little children praise the Lord." He smiled. Then, he stopped and turned around and said, "You're going WAY back." Well, Jesus got a hold of my life and He won't let me go.

So, I've tried to reach out again to him and take the opportunity to ask him to please re-issue these. There are atleast two albums, but there is one in particular that was really good. So, not to take any chances: make them all available again on CD. I actually found some available through my church book store on cassette and I thought that they were re-released, so I purchased them all and gave each away to the kids in our choir and then I found out that they have been sitting on the shelf of this warehouse for years, but now they were gone for good. One of the vocal band members joked at this concert that the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum itself would fit in Bill's living room, so I know that he/you can get this done. Please, please release this again for the children's sake, and for us young at heart.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 16, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I had an old LP by the Gaithers when I was a child with this song on it. So when I saw this title, I immediately wanted to look inside. And it was worth the look. Beautiful illustrations to match a beautiful message. My kids loved the story and wanted it read over and over. I highly recommend it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Sanford on April 17, 2010
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I was disappointed with this product. The book is OK, but the CD that comes along with it, which I expected to have the entire "I Am a Promise" song, only plays a few lines of the song....
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By Mom3 on October 2, 2010
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This was one of my favorite songs when I was a child. I ordered this product to share with my own children. It is wonderful. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and we love to read this together. And the song on CD is great too since that is what I remember from childhood. The arrangement is different from what I remember as a child--it doesn't repeat the chorus as many times, but I think that the words are all there. It is the whole song, even if it is a little different from the original recording.
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