As you have probably figured out my goal of reviewing books is not going well. While I have been reading a lot, finding the time to actually sit down and write the review is a little challenging. So please pray that I somehow accomplish my goal of reviewing 104 children books by the end of the year.
Despite the problems I’m having with actually posting reviews, my current Amazon Reviewer Ranking is 51,733 (down about 4,000 points since the last time I checked 2/3 months ago). If you have a book or a product that you are interested in me reviewing please check my reviewer guidelines.
So enough with the boring details. Now for the moment you have been waiting for. The best book I have reviewed and read in the last month. So drum roll please.... The honor for the August 2014 Book of the Month Pick by Corine is......
Psalms and Prayers for Little Ones by Allia Zobel Nolan
Wow, that was my initial response when reading Psalms and Prayers for Little Ones. Not only is this book written in a way a child can understand but it also opened my insight into some of the Psalms. As I continued reading this book, my excitement quickly grew. There are so many things to love about this book. First, the heart of this book is to convey to children that while the Psalms were written a long time ago, the people who wrote them had the same kinds of ups and downs, challenges, questions and prayers kids have today. As you probably already know, I love books that teach children that God’s Word (the Bible) is relevant today. This is also the goal of every book I write.
However, there are other things to love about this book. It includes 11 popular Psalms that are written in a child friendly manner. Just like many adults read through the Psalms to express deep unspoken prayer of their heart, children can now read through Psalms and Prayers for Little Ones when they are looking for words to express what is in their hearts to God. The Psalms in this book cover sadness, happiness and even anger.
Finally, when I thought this book could not get any better, it ends with a “Digging Dipper” section to reinforce what children have learned and a vocabulary section. I can see the book being used in so many different ways. It would make the perfect book for a Sunday school class that is studying the Psalms. I can also see it being used as part of a home-school curriculum and as a parent/child devotional.
That is all for now. Continue to pray for me as I pray for you,
8/29/2014 02:11:55 am
Thanks so much for the awesome review, We generally tend to focus on Bible stories when we read to the little ones. But the Psalms have a wealth of wisdom and some of the most beautiful language and prayers. So I'm hoping this book will introduce those o children. Thanks again, Corine.
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