Friday, April 9, 2010

This Little Prayer of Mine ~ A Review

Yahoo for Waterbrook Press!  I love children’s books and I was super-duper excited to write a review for such a book.  Where can I get some more?



Acclaimed author Anthony DeStefano and illustrator Mark Elliott,  have come together to create This Little Prayer of Mine, a beautiful and alluring book designed to guide children into a very simple, real and expressive relationship with God.

Through engaging  rhymes and alluring illustrations, This Little Prayer of Mine shows children—and their parents and grandparents—that complete dependence on God is what brings peace and fulfillment. It invites children to know and believe that God is always  just a simple prayer away and that He longs to respond to them with a resounding, “Yes!”

This Little Prayer of Mine appeals to readers from all different faiths. Easy-reader format allows children to read alone, or with someone older, and encourages them to openly express their fears, thanks, and needs directly to God.

My thoughts? 

This is a sweet book.  The pictures sparked a lot of conversation and questions between myself and my littles.  The text provides an excellent example to help a child understand how they can talk to God and what things that they can pray for.  Prayers range from help me to make the right and wise decision, to forgive me, to showing gratitude, to what should I be when I grow up?

Is it my all time favorite children’s book in the whole world?  No.  Am I glad that we now own it?  Yes.  Would I purchase it?  I would easily give it as a gift to a young child for a holiday or if they were expressing interest in knowing more about God.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.  The book is mine to keep and I was not paid for this post. 

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