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Letters to God Hardcover – March 7, 2010
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From the Back Cover
Inspired by the true story of Tyler, whose life is depicted in the major motion picture Letters to God, this endearing children's picture book builds on the film's popularity about Tyler's uplifting and contagious faith.
Tyler's real-life parents, authors Patrick and Heather Doughtie, weave the sweet and simple tale in which the little boy loses his special toy, a compass, and writes a heartfelt letter to God, seeking the Lord's help in finding it. Along his journey to the mailbox, Tyler encounters grownups who have needs--from lost cats to lost jobs--that he includes in his letter. Complete with whimsical, full-color illustrations, the story reveals the miracle of God's hand in every situation. It provides an entertaining and instructional lesson to children from ages four to seven.
Included in the back of the book is an envelope with a piece of stationery, inviting the readers to write their own letter to God.
About the Author
Before focusing his creative energies on fiction, Patrick Doughtie honed his artistic skills as a newspaperman, recording artist, and screenwriter. He was one of the youngest newspaper general managers in California when he and one of his four brothers decided to move to Nashville to pursue a music career. In 1996, after his son Tyler was born, Patrick left the late nights and long trips of the music world to start a construction business in Nashville. After his son’s death in 2005, he began his career as a screenwriter. Patrick has written five screenplays and two short-subject scripts in a variety of genres: comedy, drama, thriller, action, and a children’s story.
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It tells the story of how a little boy asks God to help himself and other people and how the prayers are answered. It is adorable and not affiliated with any particular religion. There is even an envelope and paper in the back to write your own letter to God which my son has started doing. The story behind how the book was written is heartwarming too.
Before he makes it to the mailbox to post his letter, he sees Mrs. Green trying to get her cat down from a tree. He opens his letter and adds a P.S. telling God Mrs. Green needs help, too.
Then, he finds his friend Sam sitting on the curb looking sad because her father lost his job. So, he adds a P.S.S. to the letter about Sam. When he sees a beautiful rainbow he adds a P.S.S.S. thanking God for it.
After posting his letter, Tyler finds Sam happily playing with her dad and Mrs. Green holding her act in her arms. He then writes a thank-you letter to God.
The illustrations by Tammie Lyon are colorful and expressive and sure to please young readers.
Stationary is included in the back of the book so your child can write his/her own letter to God.
What I Like: This book is based on a true story of Tyler Doughtie. When Tyler passed away at the age of nine after being diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, his father found letters Tyler had written to God when he was ill. This story, one of child-like faith, is one everyone can learn from.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Christine M. Irvin - Christian Children's Book Review