This Little Prayer of Mine
by Anthony DeStefano
illustrated by Mark Elliott
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.
Could this book be any sweeter? The artwork is just adorable and poignant. The faces on these little kids are absolutely adorable. The situations in some of the pictures are funny and so relatable. This is a hardback book and the pages are thicker and would seem to be more durable for multiple readings.
The prayer is simple. It is beautiful and just what a kid might think. No need for flowery words and deep theological stuff, you can get to the heart of God with the simplicity of children. This book has done that. My children read it and they all commented at different times throughout the book, "I have felt like that" or "Oh, I know what they mean". The prayer deals with the stuff that kids are going through and turns them into a prayer of comfort, praise, and a cry for help.
The last lines of the prayer made me cry. They are:
"There's really just one other thing I'd like to ask again.
Please love me God, forevermore.
That's all I want.
And really, that's all I want too.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
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Now, I have a copy of this precious book to give away. If you want to be entered into the drawing just leave a comment. I will be gone all of this week and don't know if I will get to check the blog. So just leave a comment and I will moderate when I get back.
The drawing will be on Monday(12th) this time.