Book Review- Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

Tracy / October 8, 2016

Good Good Father Cover Photo, book review, Chris Tomlin
Based on the song, “Good Good Father”, this week, I’m reviewing Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett, published by Tommy Nelson.


I had not heard this song before this week. I am realizing I must have had my head stuck in the sand, or something.

Everyone except me seems to be familiar with it- I can understand . I have found myself listening to it through the recent weeks while I’ve been thinking about this blog post. It is a beautiful, worshipful song. Turning it into a book for children is an amazing idea. I’m excited to add this book to our home library!

Darby with Good Good Father, book review, Chris Tomlin
Want to see the “official” book trailer for Good Good Father? (It’s all official, and stuff…  :D)


A Good Good Father
protects you.
A Good Good Father
teaches you.
A Good Good Father
makes you feel better.
A Good Good Father
gives you what you need.
A Good Good Father
fills life with music and laughter.
And most of all,

A Good Good Father
loves you!

This book follows a little bear named Tucker through his journey to meet the king and ask him for help with the problems he sees his friends experiencing. He wants to present him with the perfect gift when he goes to ask for help.

Tucker's Friends, book review, Chris Tomlin, Good Good Father
He travels through his town as he seeks ideas and meets many wonderful new friends. They each suggest a different gift- and each shares an applicable attribute of the king.

Upon meeting him, he realizes the king is all he needs.

…just like, THE king is all we need. 🙂

*I love stories that plant seeds of my faith to my children.*


  • Hardback
  • Illustrated by Lorna Hussey
  • 34 pages
  • Page included in front for gifting
  • Beautiful illustrations full of friendly characters


“You’ve heard a thousand stories of what the good King is like. Now discover His great love for your child!

Grammy Award-Winning music artist Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett (Housefires), team up to tell the story of a little bear named Tucker whose life and townspeople are forever changed when they learn how great the King’s love is for them. When Tucker’s friends need help, he goes on a journey to see the King who lives in a castle where the door is always open.

With whimsical art created by Lorna Hussay, this precious story will leave children, young and old, reassured that God is a good, good Father, and they are loved by Him.”

About Christ Tomlin:

“With 10 albums, 13 #1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, 21 Dove Awards, and two platinum and four gold albums to his credit,  Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in music. His songs include “How Great Is Our God”, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”, “Our God”, and most recently “Good Good Father”, to name a few. It is estimated that each week 20-30 million people sing one of Tomlin’s songs in worship. More than anything, Chris loves being a husband to Lauren and a daddy to Ashlyn and Madison. “

About Pat Barrett:

“Pat Barrett is a husband, father, songwriter, and worship leader based out of Atlanta. Georgia. He is the worship pastor of Grace Midtown Church and cowriter of the #1 song “Good Good Father”. Pat also travels with Housefires, a worship expression based out of the Atlanta area.”

About Lorna Hussey:

“Lorna Hussey is a children’s book author and illustrator, with a particular focus on character emotion and posture. She lives in the countryside of Wales, United Kingdom. With her husband, Andy, their three teenage children, three dogs, three chickens, and three horses, one of whom aspires to be a racehorse.”

(I’m guessing there is a story behind that last sentence, lol!)

Tommy Nelson has  also provided some fantastic, FREE resources to go along with this book. You can download the experience kit. It is full of coloring pages, memory verse flashcards, and family conversation starters.

Would you like to win a copy of Chris Tomlin’s Good Good Father for your home? I would love to gift one to you!!

(Hint!… this would make a sweet Christmas gift- the holidays are sneeking up, you know!)

All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me the name of the book you read to your children the most. I also need you to fill out that Rafflecopter form.

If you miss that, you won’t have an entry in the giveaway!

The winner will be contacted by email and will have two days to claim the prize. If you don’t claim your book, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified.

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but I was provided free book to review. I am also an Amazon affiliate, and will receive a small commission if a link on this page is used to make a purchase.

9 thoughts on “Book Review- Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

  1. The boys love to read veggie tales. We have so many of them!
    My favorite book to read to them is: oh the places you’ll go by dr suess

    1. We love Goodnight Moon. My younger children start saying goodnight to everything after I read it to them. I never pass up a new copy at the thrift store…we wear those books out!

  2. We read I Love You Stinky Face very often. My kiddos have all loved it and the voices that we created to go along with each scene of the book.

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