This book details all the reasons why Christians should worship God for his goodness, his power, and his love. God is strong even when we are weak and tired. God is good and loves us even when we make bad choices. God is big and all-knowing so we can ask him for help with anything we need.
Why Do We Pray?
by Miranda Nerland, Hayley O’Neal (Illustrator)
This book gives reasons why Christians should pray, and ways that prayer helps us to become closer to God. Prayer brings us peace, and is a way for us to talk with God and tell Him our wants and needs. Through prayer, we can thank God for everything He has given us. We can confess when we are struggling to do right, and ask for forgiveness. We can pray with confidence that God always hears us.
This book details all the reasons why Christians should sing together and learn lessons and tell stories through song. Singing together helps us to worship God and thank Him for His blessings to us. Songs about God’s goodness and power can make people more courageous and happy. Sharing our joy through music can comfort people who are sad.
I love how these books take big spiritual ideas, and puts them into simple language that a child can understand.
It also explains ways that even a small child can participate in worship at their church through listening quietly, giving to the offering, singing songs, and praying.
The illustrations have a quirky style that I like. The watercolor art is bright and fun, and the designs are simple enough to capture the attention of a child. However, the book is very text-heavy for a children’s picture book. It would be more appealing to children if there were more illustrations.
I love that the text includes Bible references to particular verses that talk about worship.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.