Monday, April 12, 2010

Book Review - "This Little Prayer of Mine"

If you have little ones in your life, you'll want to consider sharing this wonderful little book with them!

 "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?"  

As the poem "This Little Prayer of Mine"  develops, author Anthony DeStefano  "assures children that God is always near - watching, listening 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." (from the back cover)

Published by Waterbrook Press, a division of Random House, this little gem is written in rhyme and includes beautiful illustrations.  Children from a variety of cultures are portrayed, although there are more Caucasian ones.  I liked the square size of the book (8 3/4") and the simple pictures that paired perfectly with the writing.  The message is so perfect as little ones begin to pray and have conversations with God.  I know that our grandchildren will enjoy this book  - and I intend to read it to them at the first opportunity.  

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

The publisher very generously sent me an extra copy that I would love to give away to one of my readers.  Please leave me a comment by Saturday, April 16, and I'll draw one winner and send off a copy of "This Little Prayer of Mine."


  1. Oh thanks so much for sharing this Crystal! I am always looking for good Christian books. This one looks great and I love that it is all about developing a strong, honest relationship with the Lord through prayer.

  2. I love books for little ones that show them more of God's character and develop their relationship with him. I think this little gem would be well used in our house, and Gramma can come read it any time. ;)

  3. I will have to look into getting this book as well. We have children's story Bibles and devotionals but nothing that teaches them how to pray. At night they basically pray the same prayer... " Now I lay me down to sleep". I'm not sure how much thought they are giving to the words. The rest of the time we do more adult type prayers. Thanks for sharing!

  4. oh man that book looks GREAT!! How'd you get such a good gig doing that??

  5. this sounds like such a neat book!