Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Love You to God and Back A Mother and Child Can Find Faith and Love Through Bedtime Prayers

By Amanda Lamb

Children are precious and this author has put to print a collection of her six year old daughter’s prayers.  Ms. Lamb also follows up with her own thoughts.  Through this book the reader is able to follow this little six year old as she grows; as also do her thoughts and ideas about God. 

As a teacher I am often touched and admittedly amused by what young children write.  They write from their heart with forthright honesty.  These prayers do just that.  There were times I grinned and times a wiped away a tear. 

The Prayer Primer at the back of the book shows steps to begin praying with your children and it also includes some prayer starters.  I feel this section is good for parents of young children back lacking for a parent with older children.  There are women who are parenting older foster children or older grandchildren that are just being introduced to bedtime prayers and this portion of the book could have used a section dealing with the older child.

I must honestly say that there were times that I began to gloss over the prayers because it became a bit ho-hum for me…something similar to looking at too many of someone’s family movies or family pictures at one sitting.  Then I realized that I needed to pay closer attention since I was reading this to write this review and needed to go back and pay better attention.

While I enjoyed this book I did not find it to be wonderful.  Perhaps if I was related to the author I would be more enchanted with it.  Basically it’s a nice book that shows the love a mother has for her daughter and how that mother has so lovingly taught her daughter the importance and power of faith and prayer. 

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