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You Are Special

Max LucadoSergio Martinez (Ill)
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You Are Special
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You Are Special

Max LucadoSergio Martinez (Ill)

Punchinello is a chipped, ugly puppet who thinks he's not worth much. This beautifully illustrated tale reminds your children that, no matter how the world evaluates them, God loves them just as they are. 32 pages, from Crossway

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Punchinello is a chipped, ugly puppet who thinks he's not worth much. This beautifully illustrated tale reminds your children that, no matter how the world evaluates them, God loves them just as they are. 32 pages, from Crossway
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Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones-those with smooth wood and fine paint-always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little or who have chipped paint, get ugly gray dots. Like Punchinello.

In this heartwarming children's tale from best-selling author Max Lucado, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is-no matter what other Wemmicks may think. It's a vital message for children everywhere: that regardless of how the world evaluates them, God cherishes each of them, just as they are.

This tale originally appeared within one of the chapters in the award-winning children's bestseller Tell Me the Secrets.

^In this heartwarming children's tale from the best-selling pen of author Max Lucado, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is--no matter what other Wemmicks may think. It's a vital message for children everywhere: that regardless of how the world evaluates them, God cherishes each of them, just as they are. ^This tale originally appeared within one of the chapters in the award-winning children's bestseller Tell Me the Secrets.
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Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones-those with smooth wood and fine paint-always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little or who have chipped paint, get ugly gray dots. Like Punchinello.

In this heartwarming children's tale from best-selling author Max Lucado, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is-no matter what other Wemmicks may think. It's a vital message for children everywhere: that regardless of how the world evaluates them, God cherishes each of them, just as they are.

This tale originally appeared within one of the chapters in the award-winning children's bestseller Tell Me the Secrets.


- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Max Lucado

Max Lucado loves words - written, spoken - it does not matter. He loves to craft sentences that are memorable, inspiring and hopefully life-changing. In almost 25 years of writing, more than 65 million books filled with his words have been sold.

Max is the only author to have won three Christian Book of the Year awards - in 1999 for Just Like Jesus, in 1997 for In the Grip of Grace, and in 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader's Digest magazine dubbed him 'America's Best Preacher' and in 2004, Christianity Today magazine called him 'America's Pastor.' The product line for 3:16 - The Numbers of Hope sold more than four million units worldwide, including one million units of the book of the same title (released in September 2007), making it the fastest selling Lucado product in his career.

His works have appeared on every major national bestseller list including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The New York Times, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Christian Booksellers Association. He has been featured in countless media outlets and national broadcasts.

Max's writings have been published in a wide array of formats including adult books, gift books, children's titles, Bibles, commentaries, calendars and devotionals. He is also the author/creator of Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends brand family, one of the most popular animated DVD series in the marketplace, with more than 5 million units sold to date. His words have also inspired a branded line of greeting cards and gift books for Hallmark/Dayspring that has sold more than 15 million copies since its 2001 debut.

Max Lucado is a Minister of Preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, where he has served since 1988. He has been married to Denalyn Preston Lucado since 1981, and they have three grown daughters - Jenna, Andrea and Sara and one son-in-law, Brett.

Birth Place: San Angelo, Texas
Graduate: Andrews High School, Andrews, Texas
Advanced Degrees:
BA Mass Communications, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
MA: Biblical and Related Studies, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
Positions Held:

Associate Minister, Central Church of Christ, Miami, Florida
Church Planning Missionary, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Currently serving as a Preaching Minister, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, Texas

Teaching Ministry of Max Lucado
In 1991, Max Lucado was presented the idea of developing a radio broadcast that focused solely on Jesus Christ. As a result, the vision for UpWords Ministries was born. Since that time, 'UpWords, with Max Lucado' has changed from a 15 minute, daily feature to an inspirational one minute message. Today, UpWords is heard in over fourteen hundred radio markets around the world.

Along with the inspirational radio program, UpWords provides a comprehensive library of full-length CDs as well as many downloadable audio files of Max's weekly sermons delivered to his home church in San Antonio, Texas.

UpWords exists for the sole purpose of encouraging others to take one step closer to Jesus Christ. The staff of UpWords is prayerfully dedicated to this purpose and is constantly humbled to see God's hand at work.
- maxlucado.com

Sergio Martinez (Ill)

Deborah Hedstrom-Page is the author of many books. She speaks at women's events and also teaches writing. After fifteen years of widowhood and raising four children as a single parent, Hedstrom-Page recently married a pastor and lives in Springfield, Oregon. ý Sergio Martinez is best-known for his illustrations in books by Max Lucado ("You Are Special"). His paintings are exhibited around the world, and he lives in Mexico City.

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A Special Story
5 stars By Olivia , Nov 10 2018
A story telling us we are all blessed by God by special gifts, God gives us everyday we are all gifted with special talents to do something. We need to use the gifts God gives us and always do our best. 
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Very Special
5 stars By LJ, Sep 16 2013
This is a very special book which emphasises to children that each child is made perfectly by God with loving care.  This book is perfect for young children who are "different" to the rest of the crowd.  This book is also perfect for children who are struggling to understand God's love and how special they are to him.  This book should be in every child's room.
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