I’m pleased to review This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano.
Such a sweet book! Gorgeous illustrations with such amazing details on every page!
From the publisher:
Nothing Compares to Childlike Faith
I know you’re up in heaven, God,
and can hear my voice from there.
I’m just a little child.
Will you answer my short prayer?
So begins this delightful book that affirms God’s readiness to answer our prayers, no matter what our age.
With engaging rhymes and beautiful illustrations, This Little Prayer of Mine assures children that God is always near–watching, listening, caring, and eager to respond to their requests. They’ll also learn that prayer isn’t just about asking for things, but about sharing their feelings of sadness and uncertainty as well as of thanksgiving and joy.
Most importantly, This Little Prayer of Mine reminds children—and those who love them—that they can trust God to tenderly care for them, no matter what the future holds.
This darling book really explains prayer to small children and why we should pray and what peace we can have from God who answers our prayers (whether He answers with Yes, No, Wait). This book addresses our fears and how we can give our troubles to our God who cares.
It certainly goes beyond the “Our Father” into something rich and powerful that children can understand. It shows how we should focus on others in our prayers and that God will reward a generous heart.
I love books that reinforce what I teach my kids. We strive to pray unceasingly, in all our daily activities, about everything. I’ve seen my kids grow in their prayers, from the little recitations at meal time and bed time to really creative and heartfelt beseechings to God. They know what they need and they know only Jesus can provide it. I am a proud mama.
I love the last few pages and how fun they are as the child envisions future possibilities and where God may lead. My girls giggled at the pictures of the kids playing in a band in the White House. Who doesn’t want to do that? Our family loves this book and it definitely will keep its place in our devotion basket!
- Age Range: – 5 years
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: WaterBrook Press
- Hardcover $5.99