Sunday Is for God

Weekdays are for school and Saturday's for having fun. But Sunday is the Lord's Day. Sunday is for God. A boy longs to play in the river on this hot summer day, but instead he has to sit quietly in a pew. His collar itches and his tie's too tightwhy does the Lord care whether people get dressed up for church, anyway? But as hymns and prayers fill the room, he begins to appreciate the simple beauty of a day set aside for family and prayer. At the end of the service, he explains a prayer to his little sister by whispering, The Lord will take care of us no matter what. Like Momma and Daddya deeply comforting message for young readers. From the Hardcover edition.

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By Aria (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 31, 2014
This book is about a family who attends church and Sunday is a very important day for them. The main characters are a boy and girl who are siblings. They wake every Sunday to a busy morning of getting dressed for church and eating breakfast with family.
This book brings back memories for me when... ...more
By Jess (Towson, MD) · ★★★☆☆ · April 08, 2010
I like that this book explores the ritual of going to church, and the spirituality of it, rather than the overt Christian-ness of it. I like the feeling of family, of culture, and of peace that it has. One sweet portion:

"'The Lord is nigh unto all that call upon Him;
He upholdeth all them that fal... ...more
By Tiana (The United States) · October 31, 2013
Micheal McGowan is an amazing author who shared his experience on what a typical Sunday is for a African-American family. This story is about a boy who shares his sunday experience with his family. This is a great story for children because he tella the story from a child's perspective. He doesn'... ...more
By Karen (Summerville, SC) · ★★★★☆ · January 20, 2015
The text was surprisingly funny despite the rather painful title. I'm pretty sure my little boy picked out this book for the cover art alone, and was wise to do so. The illustrations are utterly and unreservedly charming. ...more
By Willie (Moreno Valley, CA) · ★★★★☆ · May 17, 2010
I like this book because it teaches about God and the importance of spending time with him in a way that children could understand. I also like the descriptions of church activities, but what I really like about it is that it reminds me of the old time southern atmosphere. The way that the people... ...more
By Felita (Birmingham, AL) · ★★★★☆ · April 02, 2012
Multigenerational story dealing with Sunday being the Lord's day. It reminds us how the family worshipped and ate together on Sundays. The illustrator used acrylics painted over collaged paper, rendering their scenes on scraps of Bible verses and hymnal pages. ...more
By Emilie · ★★★★★ · June 14, 2011
this book gets all stars for the illustrations alone! ...more