“Tell me a story, Daddy …”

Double Winner

“A remarkable book: a beautiful declaration of love and faith. Our daughters—and our world—desperately need the Divine Feminine now.”
~ Trista Hendren
, author of The Girl God, Mother Earth, and Tell Me Why

“This beautiful book will change the way future generations see themselves, their God, and their world.”
~ Monette Chilson, author of Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga

“This richly colorful book is insightful and creative, with a powerful message of love for all God’s children.”
~ Marilyn McFarlane, author of Sacred Stories: Wisdom from World Religions

“I love this book! For me it’s truly a ‘God-sighting,’ a beautifully drawn, winsomely told tale that invites us into deeper relationship with the Divine.”
~ Mary Hess, professor of educational leadership, Luther Seminary

“A joyous invitation to all children to see in their own creative energy and unique identity the very image of God.”
~ Pr. Heidi Neumark, author of Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

“I was delighted to receive this book. And the more I read in it, the more I was delighted. David Weiss has a great gift for story-telling that is funded by imagination. He knows very well
that kids do not need explanations. What they crave is imaginative companionship in truth-telling. This book is just such an imaginative companion. I love that it ends with the ‘sleeping bundle of trust.’ What could be better? Warmly recommended!”
~ Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

“This book is brilliant in every sense — theologically and artistically! David and Joan have created magical pages that sparkle with sacred truths too deep for words. I nodded and giggled (!) and my heart sang out with the turn of each page. I can’t thank you enough. I’ll be ordering it for every parent of every little girl (and boy) I know.”
~ Carter Heyward, Professor of Theology at Episcopal Divinity School (now retired).


ACTA New Cover“Tell me a story, Daddy … about when God was a little girl.” Susanna’s playful request begins a whimsically profound tale woven between father and daughter. Together they retell the familiar story of creation, but with unexpected twists and insightful turns along the way. The exuberant joy of God’s creative energy sparkles in this tale that honors both interconnection and diversity. Between the gentle wisdom in the text and the beautiful paintings that accompany it, you may never think about God, creation, or yourself in quite the same way.

The book is available now — right here!

Also at these stores (as of November 2014): 

In the Twin Cities-
+ Ten Thousand Villages, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul 55105
+ Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis  55408
+ Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul 55105
+ Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul 55105

Elsewhere-

IOWA
+ Dragonfly Books, 112 W. Water St., Decorah, IA 52101
+ Luther College Book Shop, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101
+ Wartburg College Bookstore, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA 50677

WISCONSIN
+ A Room of One’s Own Feminist Books, 315 W. Gorham St., Madison, WI 53703
+ Mimosa Books & Gifts, 260 W. Gilman St., Madison, WI 53703
+ Arcadia Books, 102 E. Jefferson St., Spring Green, WI, 53588

It will only stay on store shelves if it sells OFF store shelves. Please support the stores that carry the book. When you buy a copy in person, let them know you’re glad it’s there!

Also, any bookstore in the U.S. can carry it. It’s available to them direct from our publisher, ACTA Publications, or through Ingram, a national book wholesaler. Ordering it through your local bookstore — especially if you talk it up before and after the order — encourages them to carry it for others to see, too.

Contact us: whengodwasalittlegirl@gmail.com

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11 Comments

11 thoughts on ““Tell me a story, Daddy …”

  1. Jamie McCornack

    I received my copy on Sunday and absolutely LOVE it! Just ordered more copies as I can’t wait to share this with my friends.

  2. Just got this book… it’s amazing, and profound, and simple, and beautiful! Highly recommend!!!!

  3. I read this to the children in church this morning. I got lots of positive comments.

  4. Amy

    Also available at Barnes&Noble in Burnsville. I will talk it up every chance I get. 🙂

  5. I bought this book after seeing the review on the Storypath blog. As a minister at a liberal Baptist church, I am so grateful for books that present a theology that I can share with the children (and adults) without worrying about the negative ideas they may be learning. Thank you so much for a book that expresses so many wonderful images of God and God’s creation. I especially like the embracing of darkness as embodiment of Love and the many different ways you show the creative spirit — music, gardening, art, etc.

  6. what a lovely way to introduce children to God’s Love!

  7. I hope this will be ok with you, and if it is not, I’ll take it down right away. I had a Dad and his daughter read this together during message time one Sunday at church when I couldn’t be there as the Pastor. It was a great sermon, and I’ve added it to our podcast, but included a link to this site so people can by the book. I’m hoping that by giving you credit, linking to your website, and letting you know, plus offering to remove it, that you’ll be ok with it.

  8. Oriana

    I love this story

  9. Pastor Cynthia Baxter

    I’m reading this story for the children’s sermon over the next 7 weeks. We are going to make a banner that will include each part of the story (although I have not quite figured out how to make cloth people). It will be ready to display on Easter. Maybe I will be able to post a photo

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