Monday, April 5, 2010

This Little Prayer of Mine and Giveaway!

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Author: Anthony DeStefano
Illustrator: Mark Elliott
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
February 2010
ISBN: 978-0-307-45804-9
Genre: Inspirational/Children’s

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?
(from back cover)

THIS LITTLE PRAYER OF MINE is a totally delightful book that illustrates how to pray and trust God to answer our prayers, no matter what our age.

The book has engaging rhymes and beautifully done illustrations, and teaches our children that God is always near, listening, and eager to respond to our requests. They’ll also learn that prayer isn’t all about asking for stuff, but also for giving thanks for what God has already blessed us with.

I thoroughly enjoyed this cute little book and read it to my eight-year-old and five-year-old, and they were both completely captivated by the story. They wanted me to read it to them over and over again.

If you are teaching your children about prayer, or are just looking for a cute little book to put in your child’s Easter basket, then THIS LITTLE PRAYER OF MINE is an excellent choice. Highly recommended. $12.99, hardcover. 40 pages.

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

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.

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.


Goosegirl said...

This book sounds darling, and just perfect for Ahnalin. We have all of the Gail Carson Levine Princess Tales books and love those illustrations. How cool!

Marilynn said...

Great book and subject!

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