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Water Come Down: The Day You Were Baptized

Water Come Down: The Day You Were Baptized

Beautifully written by award-winning author Walter Wangerin Jr., this lyrical story introduces kids to the beauty, joy, and meaning of baptism. The perfect gift to make a child feel special – like part of the most wonderful family in the world. With a dedication page to commemorate a special occasion and a parent section to help impart their families’ unique perspective on the meaning of joining God’s family, Water Come Down is a wonderful introduction to the significance of baptism, its roots in the biblical story and its meaning for life today.
Walter Wangerin, Jr. is a National Book Award winner and the best-selling author of many books for children and adults.
"A lilting, bright reminder of the gifts of baptism." -- H. George Anderson, Presiding Bishop Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

"A masterful synthesis of doctrine shared by Christians in all churches. Relates biblical teaching to the primal elements of creation in a way parents can teach and children can understand. My own faith was renewed as I read it. Every child of God should have it." --The Rev. Canon J. Robert Wright, General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church

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  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • ISBN 9780806637112
  • Age/Grade Range PreK-K; Grades 1-2; Grades 3-4
  • Format Hardcover; Picture Book
  • Pages 40
  • Dimensions 8.5 x 10.25
  • Publication Date September 7, 1999


I am the sun. I am fire and light.
I'm the first one
At the end of the night
Who heard of your naming day,
God told me to whisper
The news to my sister:
A child will be named today.