Monday, April 05, 2010

this little prayer of mine: review and giveaway

Book Summary:
Author Anthony DeStefano’s adult books, The Prayers God Always Says Yes To and A Travel Guide to Heaven, have sold a quarter-million copies.
Illustrator Mark Elliott’s cherished artwork has appeared in popular picture books and novels for young readers, including Gail Carson Levine’s ever-popular Princess Tales series.

Now, these acclaimed inspirational experts 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 review:
This is a great book for children of all ages. Naomi and Micah both sat still to hear the whole story. While this book does not mention Jesus it is a prayer to God about all the things that little kids think about. I love that it helps the child dream and not think that there are things they cannot do because they are small or not old enough. It also puts things into perspective and leaves many teachable moments to be talked about with parents and child. I would reccommend this book to any parent who wants to instill faith in their child and open the door to questions about their faith and God.

Author Bio:

Anthony DeStefano is the author of The Prayers God Always Says Yes To and A Travel Guide to Heaven. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.

Mark Elliott’s brilliant illustrations have appeared in popular picture books and novels for young readers, including Gail Carson Levine’s Princess Tales series. His acclaimed artwork delivers inspiration, wonder, and timeless beauty on every page

Purchase this book!
You can buy this book for $12.99 at WaterBrook Multnomah

Win this book!
One lucky reader will win their very own copy of "This Little Prayer of Mine"
One entry per person.Just leave a comment telling who you would give this book to if you win it!
Giveaway is open till Thursday, April 15th at 11:59pm.
I will use to pick a winner and announce the winner here on Friday April 16th. Please make sure to leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


Missy said...

I would keep it for myself to use with my own children.

Lanie said...

You know I have two wonderful little girls whose minds I am trying to shape! This book sounds fantastic! ~Lanie

Joy Taylor said...

This looks like a great book

Robyn White said...

I have heard quite a bit about this book and haven't gotten around to getting it yet.

Anonymous said...

I would use it with my pre-schoolers next year, and at home with Jacob and baby #2! :)
Mindy Hanke

veterankindergartenteacher said...

If I don't win it, I am purchase one for my classroom Jamie. It sounds awesome. I so enjoyed the Lent guide that I won. Thanks so much.


Simply Stacie said...

I would keep it for me and my fiance.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Catherine said...

Sounds like a great book, Jamie! I would give it to my sweet Lily Grace, who loves nothing more than sitting in my lap and reading a good book.

Dana said...

What a great idea - a book for kids that is not above their heads. I would read it to Emily and Michael (they still love kid's books) and then read it in my classroom.

Anna said...

This would be great! Of course I would give it to the 500 Babies!

Sarah @ 365 Glimpses of John Parker said...

Love it! My is too little right now to appreciate it, but it won't be long until he could enjoy it!

Amy said...

Looks like a great book! Timmy loves books and would really enjoy reading it.