Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Book Review: "Prayers and Answered Prayers"

Prayers and Answered Prayers is a two-in-one prayer journal for kids. Contained in a tough plastic cover with a bright floral design are two booklets, one on top of the other. It's truly unique. The top booklet is the prayer journal, full of questions to help kids talk to God. There are fill-in-the-blanks, spaces to doodle, write, or color, answers to circle, and lists to make. The bottom booklet has more of the same with an emphasis on recognizing and thanking God for answered prayer.

Though the set of books is cute and full of fun, it doesn't always stay true to its prayer/answered prayer theme. Sometimes it asks random questions like which Bible woman's name would you like to have or what are your personal worsts. The activities are interesting but don't have anything to do with prayer. The Answered Prayers booklet in particular helps kids explore the concept of prayer a bit but spends little time on actually helping them consider their own answered prayers.

I would recommend this as an interesting, Christian-themed activity book for elementary-aged girls. I wouldn't include it in a curriculum on prayer.

I received a complimentary copy from Tommy Nelson Publishers in exchange for this honest review.

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