Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book Review: This Little Prayer of Mine

This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano was a winner at my home! The innocent prayer of a child, as they ask for God to make them brave, to comfort them when they get hurt, to give them wisdom, to obey, and thank Him for their blessings.

The illustrations in this book are beautiful. My 3 girls were captivated by the pictures, and mesmerized with the words.

"Did you like this book?" I asked my girls. There was a resounding "Yes."

The book talks about God's love, however, in the last page, the children ask again, as most important of all, "Please love me God, forever more." A sentence I did not feel matched the tone of the book, describing God as caring, present, and loving. God is love, and we do not need to ask for His love. Yet, would a child, in his or her understanding ask for God's love?Maybe. I say this as a disclaimer, for some people may have a problem with the last line. It is, however, a great opportunity to talk to kids about God unconditional, unending, and "forever more" love. He gives it, without us asking for it, even though we do not deserve it.

You can read more details and praise for the book here.

I received this book for free by WaterbrookMultnomah Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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