Sunday, August 8, 2010

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear by Stephen Elkins

This is a fun book to help children learn how to pray about all kinds of things: thanking God for all He gives us, presenting Him with requests, praying for our families, our nation and so on. The book comes with two CDs of 100 total praise songs that correspond with the prayers in the book. This would work great as a daily devotional book for kids, or even to use for Sunday School lessons. It is structured so the child first reads the prayer and short discussion on the prayer topic. Then they listen to the song on the CD. Sometimes a specific Scripture reference is included, but not always. The book uses examples from Bible stories as well as modern day life situations that children can relate to as the basis for each prayer topic.

I think this book and CD combination is a great supplemental tool for helping children learn the importance of prayer and praise. It is a high quality product; the cover and illustrations are attractive to kids. And the songs on the CD are pleasant and fun. I’d say the book is most appropriate for ages 5-8 depending on reading level. Younger children would definitely like the music and pictures. My nephew loves to sing and dance so this is a perfect book for him!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.