The Christian worship leader and Grammy and Dove award-winning music artist drew inspiration from his most recent single “Good Good Father” (written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown) to write a children’s picture book with the same name.
“Good Good Father” (co-written with Pat Barrett and published in partnership between Tommy Nelson and Passion Publishing) is available in bookstores across the country. Tomlin’s first-ever book for children is a delightful story that imparts in children a greater understanding of who God is and of who they are due to being loved by Him. “Good Good Father” chronicles the experiences of a bear named Tucker. His and townspeople’s lives are forever changed when they learn just how great the King’s love is for them. Along the way, Tucker encounters a number of curious, humorous animals who each know one great thing about the King. However, they each have limited views of what makes him good.
“What an exciting journey to write my first children’s book,” Tomlin says. “Being a dad makes this so special. It’s my prayer that Good Good Father helps children understand the amazing reality that we can call God our Father, that we are His beloved sons and daughters. It’s a simple, yet powerful story. One that has been kid-tested in my own home and a joy to watch my girls experience.” If his writing career is anything like his singing career, expect big things. Tomlin has written songs that are sung by more people on a weekly basis than any other songwriter in the world.