Thursday, April 8, 2010

Book Tour & Review: This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStafano and Mark Elliot

This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano, illustrated by Mark Elliot
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Publish Date: February 16, 2010
Hardcover, 40 pages

My Review:
This is a great book for children to read alone or with their parents.  It has my favorite thing for a children's book that I read to them - it flows.  It reads easy and has a wonderful messages that children will easily understand.  The most important one is God's love for them and how he is looking out for everything they do.  The prayer is beautiful and heartfelt and addresses things from fear to making the right decision, all topics are covered briefly and are ones that kids deal with every day.  The illustrations are beautiful too.  I love the use of a boy and a girl of different ages, yet they are uniform through the whole book.  The different parts of the prayers and lessons are illustrated well so a young child flipping through the book would enjoy this as well.

I can't say enough about this book.  If you want an easy-to-read, yet enjoyable and meaningful book to read to your children at bedtime or anytime, This Little Prayer of Mine is the book for you.
About the Book:
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 importanly, 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.

About the Author:

Anthony DeStefano has received may prestigious awards from religious organizations throughout the world for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture. These include an honorary doctorate from the National Clergy Council and the Methodist Episcopal Church's Joint Academic Commission, as well as the "Defender of Israel" medal from the Jerusalem Center for Peace Studies, conferred on him in 2003. He is the CEO of a Catholic not-for-profit organization; he lives in Long Island with his wife, Kimberly, a kindergarten teacher.

FTC Information: I received this book from WaterBrook/Multnomah for review.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.


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