Friday, October 23, 2015

99 Prayer for Children by Juliet David; illustrated by Elina Ellis - REVIEWED

About the Book:
A companion prayer book to 99 Stories from the Bible with delightful illustrations in a strong vibrant style and prayers for all occasions. The prayers are a combination of traditional and modern and provide an introduction to family prayer time with young children, bringing talking to God to life in the heart of every child.  

My Thoughts:

From Robert Lewis Stevenson to Francis of Assisi from bedtime prayers to holiday prayers of gratitude, 99 Prayers for Children is a beautifully illustrated introduction to prayer as a way of life.  To teach children to go first to God with everything from their fears to their peaceful sleep is to teach them a lifetime of conversing with their Creator God in an intimate, natural way that will open their hearts and minds to receive all that God has for them in this lifetime.

Truly, this is a rather complete offering that is well organized into easy to find topics ranging from thankfulness and praise to mealtimes and protection.  It seems you could offer this book to a wide range of youngsters reaching from early toddlers through early elementary.  The illustrations only add to the prayers with their whimsical facial features and pastel palette.

I would offer this book as a shower gift, birthday gift or a holiday surprise.  It is appropriate for a variety of occasions!  I am happy to recommend this beautiful book to everyone!

About the Author:

Juliet David has written many children's stories and Bible activity books. Her other interests include painting, music, and travel to Israel and other Bible lands. This experienced author lives in London with her family.

Elina Ellis is originally from Zaporozhye, Ukraine, but now lives in Cornwall. She has been drawing pictures all her life. After Elina finished at university she drew for newspapers and magazines, then moved on to design greeting cards, and now illustrates children's books. 

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