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Hillsong Worship releases children's book based on award-winning song 'What a Beautiful Name'

by Tola Mbakwe
Photo Credit: Hillsong Store - Banner image
Photo Credit: Hillsong Store

Hillsong Worship leaders have written a children's book named after their hit song 'What a beautiful name'. 

The song, which won a Grammy in 2018 for best contemporary Christian music song, has been viewed on YouTube more than 400 million times.

One of the songwriters, Brooke Ligertwood, said as a mother she's always looking for books that "won't just entertain our kids but engage their imaginations whilst nourishing their souls". 

"We want to help other parents like us get more Jesus into our kids bookshelves, using some of the concepts of a song that many kids (by the grace of God) are singing anyway," Ligertwood added in the Instagram post.

She then partnered with the song's other writer, Ben Fielding, to write the book. Both Ligertwood's and Fielding's spouses also co-wrote the book. 

Ben said in an Instagram post: "I remember so many of the songs I sang in church when I was little. I didn't always understand all of the words, but they taught me the scriptures, about God and about worship."

According to a synopsis, the story hopes to inspire children who long to know more about Jesus and what draws people to him. 

A statement on the publisher's website reads: "Join little Oliver and his monkey pal as they embark on a quest for the name in the song Oliver's mother sings. As they travel across land, sea, and space, they encounter beauty, wonder, and power. Each adventure in their epic journey leads them to the matchless name of Jesus-and to the realization that they don't have to go far to find him."

The rhyming story is illustrated by Ligertwood's husband, Scott.It also includes a letter to parents and a brief scripture guide at the end, so parents can easily access Bible passages to share with their kids in relation to the book. 

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