My husband, Kevin Main, has written a delightful children’s book that will entertain children and reassure them of their father’s love.
I See You There: My Father’s Love
In this touching story, follow a father and his young children as they climb trees, splash in puddles, gaze at the stars and more! Discover the simple beauty of spending time together while exploring God’s world.
Q. Why did you write this children’s book?
A. A child needs to know, first and foremost, that he or she is simply and completely loved. This love can be expressed in many ways. One of the most important is simply spending time together. This book explores the love between a father and his children, as framed in God’s creation.
Young children come to an early understanding of God through their experiences in the world that surrounds them. Their perception of their father plays an important role in learning who their Heavenly Father is. This delightful story explores these elements in a way that will be entertaining for children.
Q: How will this book help parents?
A: Parents: I hope you see this book as more than pictures and words on a page. It is a tool. It is my prayer that you can use this tool to teach your children a little about the wonder of God and His amazing creation. Take the time to read to your children. Sit them on your lap. Let them turn the pages. Help them with concepts they might not understand yet. It will be time well spent and not soon forgotten.
As wonderful as a father’s love for his children might be, it will never match the love that our Heavenly Father expressed to us through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ, on the cross. What happened on the cross covers over our sins and connects us to God, if only we believe. This is symbolized on the final page by the father’s shadow, in the shape of a cross, being cast across his children. This is the ultimate connection I pray a child would make. God is all around us, we need only open our eyes to see Him there.
… what may be known about God is plain to see, because God has made it plain to see. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made… Romans 1:19, 20 NIV
You are right, our earthly father has a lot to do with the way we perceive our Heavenly Father. I think this would be a great help to kids in putting this together. -Michael Card, award-winning singer, songwriter, and author.
A book written in love and with love that will bring the young reader closer to the Heavenly Father who loves all of us. Beautiful book, beautiful illustrations–a book your children will treasure for a very long time! -Sandra McLeod Humphrey, Retired Clinical Psychologist and Children’s Author.
Kevin Main has given us a gift! With poetic language against a backdrop of nature, this story beautifully illustrates a father’s love for his children. The parallels between an earthly father and our heavenly Father will help young children to understand the depth of God’s love for us and His continual presence in our lives—from morning ’til night, throughout every season of the year. -Crystal Bowman, best selling children’s author of over 75 books.
Any young father who reads this book will be both inspired and encouraged—inspired to deeper relationships with his children and the created world, and encouraged to recognize the importance of his role as father -Patricia Magness, George and Janet Arnold Professor of Humanities, emeritus, Milligan College, and author of: To Hold and to Have: A Guide to Children’s Bible Story Books in Twentieth-Century America