Baptized in the Water

Becoming a member of God's family

by Glenys Nellist, Anna Kazimi

On Sale: 2022-04-19

Book Summary

From Glenys Nellist, the bestselling author of the Snuggle Time and Love Letters from God series as well as the holiday favorite ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas, comes Baptized in the Water, a charming celebration of baptism that helps children understand the spiritual importance of being baptized and becoming a member of God’s family.

About the Book

Reading about baptism can help children understand how, through baptism, we become members of God’s great family. Baptized in the Water, written by bestselling author Glenys Nellist, is a beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates that very important event, no matter when or what form baptism takes in a person’s life.

Baptized in the Water: Becoming a Member of God’s Family:

  • Features beautiful prose and poetry that celebrates and explains baptism
  • Illustrates various forms of baptism, from infant to adult
  • Showcases various Christian faith traditions through vibrant illustrations
  • Is perfect for baptism and newborn gifts

Baptized in the Water engages children as it begins with the example set by Jesus and shows readers that even though there are varying ways to be baptized, the meaning is the same: in baptism, we all belong to God. And that is a beautiful thing.Baptized in the water,

Like Jesus long ago.

God’s Holy Spirit dances,

As waters gently flow.

Also by Glenys Nellist: the Snuggle Time and Letters from God series, Twas the Evening of Christmas, Twas the Morning of Easter, and The Wonder That Is You.



'Beginning by recalling Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River, author Glenys Nellist invites young children to celebrate the sacrament of baptism as 'a beautiful, holy, mysterious gift' given by God...
Nellist clearly and simply explains that there are different ways people are baptized: sometimes infants are baptized in churches at baptismal fonts; at other times men, women, and children are baptized by immersion in a river, lake, or ocean. Nellist captures the profound meaning and joy of the sacrament: 'Baptized in the water, / Like Jesus long ago. / God's Holy Spirit dances, / As waters gently flow. / ... Baptized in the water, / Gathered by the lake. / God hears our songs and prayers, / Each promise that we make.'
Combining narrative and poetry, Nellist concludes her worshipful, educational children's picture book with a prayer and Ephesians 4:4-5: 'There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called: one Lord, one faith, one baptism.' Illustrator Anna Kazimi's bright, joyful pictures reinforce the book's message that God is on the move in the whole human family.'

2022 Northern Lights Book Award Winner, Religious/Spiritual Category

Are you looking for a book that fully explains baptism in accessible language? This book delivers. Are you looking for a book that discusses the symbolism of baptism in ways that relate to everyday life? This book is for you. Are you looking for a book that matches text with illustrations so that everyone can find themselves included in and central to the story? Look no further...My experience working with diverse congregations has put me on the hunt to fill our libraries and ministries with books that represent the beautiful variety of God's people. When I started working in children's ministries two decades ago, I would see children light up when they could see themselves in illustrations and text. Now, it is glaringly obvious when God's children are not fully represented. Both author and illustrator of Baptized in the Water teamed to provide us with a book that includes a beautiful representation of the fullness and variety of God's people. This cohesiveness is important in all topics, but especially baptism.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zonderkidz
  • On Sale: 2022-04-19
  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication Date: 2022-04-19
  • Trim Size: 223.000mm x 282.000mm x 8.000mm
  • Weight: 362.000gr
  • Category 1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations
  • Category 2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Religious
  • Category 3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Devotional & Prayer
  • Category 4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Family & Relationships