First Prayers for Children
Book Review – My First Book of Prayers by Claire Freedman
Reviewed by Lisa M. Hendey
If you’re looking for a great gift for a young child in your life, take a look at My First Book of Prayers (Kregel Kidzone, November 2004, hardcover, 32 pages) by author Claire Freedman. This book, aimed at children ages four through eight, features prayers for just about every occasion a child could encounter at home or school. The prayers are written in contemporary language, underscoring the fact that prayer is indeed a true conversation with God.
Each page of this book features one to three prayers, interspersed with adorable illustrations by Alison Atkins, showing children and their families in a variety of situations. Atkins bright artwork is a lovely compliment to the upbeat and positive tone of this book. Prayers for people in need, for pets, for saying thanks or sorry, and much more are included.
The book’s inside cover features a lovely dedication page where the giver of the book can inscribe the name of the recipient and the date of the occasion. However, waiting for a special occasion to give this book to a beloved child would be a mistake – any day is a great day to give the gift of prayer!
For additional information on My First Book of Prayers visit http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0825472962/digitalcropper-20
Lisa M. Hendey is a mother of two sons, webmaster of numerous web sites, including http://www.catholicmom.com and http://www.christiancoloring.com, and an avid reader. Visit her at http://www.lisahendey.com