Did God Create the Universe? (2019)

By Rev. Carmelo Santos, Ph.D.

Find out more directly at: GodandtheBrain.com

“Where does God live?” Has your child ever asked a tough question about life or faith that requires you to explain how your beliefs fit with modern day science? This devotional book for children is unique because it is authored by a mainline protestant pastor, originally trained as a chemist. Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos integrates science, faith, and ancient wisdom into 40 reflections for children to focus on the wonder and mystery behind everyday life. Weaving together scientific facts with inspiring stories, these reflections offer helpful perspectives to locate God in potentially awkward and inevitable topics (such as evolution vs. creation, the big bang, suffering, divorce, hell, and more).

While the language is geared towards children approximately 8 to 12 years old, parents and caregivers of all ages will appreciate this book as a resource to navigate modern day faith. The black and white illustrations by artist Régine Daniels are crisp and appealing to older children. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to children and youth ministries in the Caribbean Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).