Monday, June 13, 2011

Book Review: This Little Prayer of Mine

This Little Prayer of Mine
by Anthony DeStefano
This Little Prayer of Mine is a gem of a kids' book!  I was thrilled when I opened it up and found it to be a Christian kids' book that had such substance and depth.  This is not your everyday collection of watery kids' prayers.  DeStefano leads children through a prayer for strength, joy, wisdom, charity and much more. This prayer is a prayer that adults could stand to pray each night as well, but it is completely accessible to children of all ages.

I read this book to my two little kids tonight in the hopes that they would have some of that great childish insight the kids like to toss at adults from time to time.  My 5 year old liked that there were words in the book.  My 2 year old said he liked that the pages had writing on them.  Not their most insightful moment.  I turned it over to the 10 year old. She said she likes it and thinks it's a good book, "especially for little kids."  (Translation: it is not a book for children of 10.)

While the children didn't have anything particularly amazing to say about the book, they did all like it. My 5 year old, in fact, wanted to sleep with it tonight.  And I enjoyed reading it.  It's a great book to read to your children as a prayer for the entire family.  It's so easy to let prayer for and with each other to slip through the cracks in a busy household and this is a perfect way to engage the youngest family members in prayer.This book is definitely going to become a staple in our bedtime repertoire and will be a great one to remember for gifts in the future.

There are some regulations that obligate me to tell you that I received a review copy of this book for free from the publisher.  While I'm obligated to tell you that, I'm not obligated to review the book favorably.  The favorable review is just 'cuz we really liked it!


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