Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: Lucado Treasury Of Bedtime Prayers by Max and Denalyn Lucado, Illus. by Lisa Alderson


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Tommy Nelson,for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



Lucado Treasury Of Bedtime Prayers cover


Synopsis:

This collection of classic prayers, as well as brand-new prayers by Max and Denalyn Lucado, will help parents who want to make prayer a daily part of their children’s lives.
Prayer is the foundation of a believer’s life. This collection of prayers from Max and Denalyn Lucado offers parents a resource to teach little ones how to talk to God. This prayer collection includes classic prayers that have been updated for today’s young readers, introductory stories for each section, as well as twenty new prayers for little ones written by Max and Denalyn.
Max and Denalyn open the book with an expanded introduction that instructs parents on teaching their children to pray. A helpful prayer builder taken from Max’s trade book Before Amen teaches kids that there are four different kinds of prayers: worship, trust, compassion, and gratitude. This collection of new and classic children’s prayers are divided into ten sections. Children will find it easier to learn to pray with examples showing that prayer is a dialogue with God for all times. Beautiful art by Lisa Alderson complements the keepsake style of the book.   
It’s never too early to lay a strong foundation for a child’s faith, and the Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers will help parents do just that.
You can check out a preview of the book here/


Lucado Treasury Of Bedtime Prayers sample 1


Review:

This book is aimed at kids ages 4-8, but it would make a nice family prayer book for kids under 12 as well. It is a LOVELY book of prayers, and I was happy to see so many MORNING prayers! The book is titled 'bedtime', but shouldn't we teach our children to say prayer in the morning, and welcome the new day that God has given them, with open arms and hearts? The picture above is one of my favorite morning prayers from the book:

The prayers for bedtime are wonderful- they make good use of simple language and terms that younger children can understand, and that older children can memorize. The illustrations are so lovely, that you may find yourself, and your children studying them before reading! One of my favorite bedtime prayers from the book is shown below.

The book includes prayers for all occasions, including holidays and birthdays. It also covers prayer for our friends, playtime and learning.This would be a lovely book for Valentines Day to show God's love for our children, or for Easter giving, to help re-enforce how much we are all children of God. We highly recommend it!


Lucado Treasury Of Bedtime Prayers sample 2




About the Authors:

Max Lucado
More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

Denalyn Lucado
Wife to Max and mother to Jenna, Andrea, and Sara, Denalyn Lucado is a former teacher and missionary to Brazil. Today she mentors young moms and has been instrumental in the development of the Rapha Prayer Ministry. Her favorite pastime is hanging out with her family. 
About the Illustrator:
Lisa Alderson is a published illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Lisa Alderson include 3942 - Sweet Kitty Lock & Key Diary, The Snow Family: A Winter's Tale, A Year on the Farm, and My First Book of Dinosaurs.


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10 comments:

  1. My son is all grown up now, just turned 31 yesterday. He probably heard me pray to keep him safe and healthy and happy. It's been so long, I can't really remember now.

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  2. I want them to remember me praying for others who are in needing of Gods hand on their lives.

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  3. My favorite bedtime ritual is story time. We pick fairly small books so as to not overstimulate them.

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  4. I want them to remember to pray for others and learn a heart of compassion
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  5. We have story time and then prayers before bedtime
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  6. To love others and that he is always in God's grace

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  7. I always told my children to pray that everyone they love stays healthy for a long time.
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  8. I want my kids to remember us praying for our family and friends. We pray for safety, to be healthy, and be happy.

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  9. I love bath time, stories, songs, and prayers.

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  10. I like the before amen book by Max Lucado.

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