Sally Metzger - Christian Children's Book Author

Jesus, Were You Little?

AWSA 2023 Award Winner!

Jesus, Were You Little?

Sally’s award winning Christian Children’s book, Jesus, Were You Little? makes Jesus real and relatable for young and old. Through lively verse and engaging images, children fall in love with the little boy Jesus, climber of trees, catcher of frogs, runner of races. 

“Out of the mouths of infants and nurslings you have brought forth praise” (Mt 21:16).

Children full of questions and wonder take readers on a journey of discovery, making Jesus real and relatable to young and old. With innocent curiosity, children ask the King of kings if he ever climbed a tree, spilled his milk, or skinned his knee.

“Were you little? Just like me?”

Adventure by adventure, we realize that Jesus knew the joys, pains, and vulnerability of being little. Finally when a child, with budding devotion, asks the ultimate question — “Jesus, were you little? Just for me?” — we join together in the youngsters’ joy at the answer.

AWSA 2023 Dual Award Winner

1. AWSA Golden Scroll Award
– 2023 Children’s Book of the Year

2. AWSA Christian Market Book Award
– 2023 Children’s Fiction Book of the Year

AWSA (Advanced Writers & Speakers Association) is a professional organization of Christian women who work as authors, entertainers, publishers, and speakers. The Golden Scroll Award is given to honor its members. The Christian Market Book Award is open to all Christian authors whose books are published in the Christian marketplace.

In addition to being an award winning author, Sally Metzger is also a speaker, chaplain and a teacher.


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1 review for Jesus, Were You Little?

  1. Alison Henley, MA

    Sally Metzger delights readers young and old with her creative introduction to Jesus through the musings of a child. So often young children are introduced to Christ through the imagery of the crucifixion which can be confusing and frightening. Metzger’s unique perspective takes us on an imaginative journey with Jesus as a little boy. We can see little Jesus running and skinning his knee, climbing a tree, spilling milk, catching a frog and dreaming of his future. The idea of Jesus being a small child and doing all of the things that small children do will warm the hearts of both children and adults.

    Equally compelling, Caroline Baker Mazure’s colorful illustrations are inspiring with beautiful scenes from both day and night—sure to capture a young child’s interest. And while we are touched by Jesus as a little boy, Metzger cleverly introduces Jesus as one who watches over us and loves us more than anything. And reminds us that Jesus lives inside our hearts forever.

    What a wonderful way to introduce children to Jesus as both a child and divine protector and guide. The target audience for the book is ages 3 to 6, so Jesus, Were You Little is a perfect bedtime story for wee ones to help them drift off to sleep feeling secure and loved; and later, this book would be easy enough for a beginning reader to enjoy. A great Christmas or birthday gift, I encourage parents and grandparents to purchase a copy for the beloved child in your life—it’s never too early to begin introducing children to God and Jesus, especially in our troubled times. We need to help children find faith and trust in God early in life and know they are loved. Sally Metzger’s new book does just that!

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