Sunday, June 5, 2011

That's When I Talk to God

Author: Dan and Ali Morrow
Illustrated by Cory Godbey
Publisher: David C. Cook
April 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4347-0018-6
Genre: Inspirational/children

A little girl is saying her bedtime prayers, with her mother listening. At the end of the prayers, the mother reminds the little girl that she doesn’t have to pray to God only at bedtime, but she can pray anytime. The girl has some questions, and Mom answers them, and the next day the little girl starts looking for times to talk to God.

She discovers (with guidance) that she can thank God for what she likes, ask for forgiveness when she does wrong, and pray for the sick, among other things. And she also discovers these things in the car, while playing soccer, or visiting a friend.

The girl also goes on to ask her mother about how God would talk to her. Mom answers her about some of the different ways God communicates with us, such as our conscience, and through His word.

This is an adorable hardcover book with beautifully done pictures that are sure to engage your young children. My daughters are eight and five and they were both completely enthralled by the story. My eight year old read it to herself several times as well, when I didn’t have time to read it right away. I asked my girls if they liked it and they both said yes.

This book would make a great anytime gift (Easter, Kindergarten graduation, or whatever) gift for your favorite child. And even better it teaches them about God. Also good for church nurseries or libraries. There is a letter to parents from Lee Strobel at the end of the book. $12.99. 36 pages.

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