Christian Children's Book Review: Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger

This morning, I have a Christian-focused children's book in our book review spotlight! Check out Night of Mysterious Blessings, learn about author Sally Metzger, read my thoughts on the book & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title:  Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 5-8), 40 pages
Genre Picture Book/Early Reader
Publisher Elk Lake Publishing
Release date:   November 3, 2021
Format available for review:  print-softback (USA & Canada), PDF
Tour datesNov 7 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: G. My book is rated G because it has a Biblical world view. 

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About the Book

Have you ever had great big tingly goosebumps? Or tossed and turned too long on a sleepless night? Have you ever seen tall shadows dance in your doorway? Or found a RELAX-let-go peace deep inside? In Night of Mysterious Blessings, you’ll share in the adventures of a boy and his beloved dog. Enter this curious, oh-so-mysterious night, and be amazed at what you see in the morning's light. Best of all, uncover the priceless key to worrying less and smiling more.

​So many books stress God is always with us. How fantastic for a book to proclaim the Scriptural truth that God is also within. It's a lifelong gift for children to discover God makes his home inside them while their hearts are open to
 receive the mystery.
My Review


Child-Friendly Introduction to God's Protection. Night of Mysterious Blessings is an excellent book for Christian families to introduce little ones to the ideas of God's Protection--and giving our worries to God. The last few years have brought a lot of concern, fear, and doubt to so many families. Anxiety and worry are so common in younger children who have endured a lot of change and uncertainty as families have tried to resume or even develop new "normal" life paths and plans. This book lets families introduce (or remind) children of the role and presence of God in their lives--and hearts--and encourages them to use their relationship with God to find peace and relief from anxiety and fear.


Illustrations Help Younger Listeners "Read" the Story Too. Night of Mysterious Blessings is a book that should be shared and discussed with young listeners and readers as a family. I think it is the perfect bedtime story to share with Christian children. This book is extra special because even little non-readers can follow the story from the illustrations after their first reading with a parent or caregiver. The pictures are expressive and comforting and add wonderfully to the story's presentation.  

Would I Recommend Night of Mysterious Blessings by Sally Metzger? Night of Mysterious Blessings is a beautiful book to help children use faith and God's love to add to their emotional well-being tool-kit and coping skills during times of fear or anxiety. In addition to the story, readers will find some added discussion questions and family-friendly craft ideas to help continue the story beyond the book's pages. With simple rhymes and lovely illustrations, this is an excellent book for Christian families to use to introduce concepts of God's love, protection, and presence. 


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Meet the Author

As a teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, Sally Metzger has helped young people discover God’s boundless love for them for over 20 years. She developed and taught a course in faith formation for university students, religion teachers, youth ministers, and parents, and she is the author of two children’s books, Night of Mysterious Blessings and Jesus, Were You Little?

​Sally has a Master of Theological Studies degree
, focusing on pastoral care, and is active in chaplain ministry. Her message: It’s Raining Grace! And through God’s power, we can find and joyfully fulfill our purpose in life. Sally is married to her high school sweetheart, cherishes her children and grandchildren, and enjoys outdoor adventures and travel.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Blog Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads 

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  1. Angela, thank you for this fantastic review! You are so in tune with children’s needs in our post-pandemic, high-stress world, and the thought of kids placing Night of Mysterious Blessings in their “emotional well-being toolbox” is deeply fulfilling for me. Thanks, too, for your praise of the illustrations. I’m incredibly blessed to have found such a talented illustrator, Courtney Smith.



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