Wednesday, August 4, 2010

100 Prayers God Loves to hear, 100 Praise Songs created by Stephen Elkins &illustrated by Tim O’Connor

This is a children’s book that contains short prayers, a small explanation, a reminder and an accompanying song. From cover to cover this book emphasizes prayer and encourages kids to know that there is a real God who loves them and wants to hear their prayers to Him. Inside are inspirational, bible, and beloved children’s prayers. While you read you can listen to the accompanying CDs full of praise songs.

As I read through the prayers I also listened to the CDs to hear the songs as I read. From reading the title I thought all the praise songs would be directly related to the prayers. While some of them are more closely related, quite a few aren’t. I was disappointed when I couldn’t find the words to the songs in the book so we could follow along after we read the prayer. We put the music on for my 3 year old son, but he soon lost interest.

I do like how the book emphasizes the need for prayer every day from everyone. It emphasizes that we can express prayer for God’s blessing, for thankfulness, to praise God, to ask for comfort, and many more.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program

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