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I am a Christian. I am a loving wife to my Army-National-Guard-Recruiter-Husband of 15 years. I am a stay-at-home-mother to our four handsome sons. I am a photographer. My blog is about as erratic, eclectic and random as I am, painted with rainbows of photos and words that are hills and valleys you travel; so lovely sometimes that they hurt you. These are the stories of how far we've come in the last 15 years as Christians, as a family and as individuals.

Monday, April 5, 2010

This Litle Prayer of Mine - Blog Tour & Giveaway

This book was provided for review by
Tour Dates April 5-9, 2010


I know you're up in heaven, God,  
and can hear my voice from there.
I'm just a little child.
Will you answer my short prayer?

So begins this delightful book that affirms God's readiness to answer our prayers, no matter what our age.
With engaging rhymes and beautiful illustrations, This Little Prayer of Mine assures children that God is always near--watching, listening, caring, and eager to respond to their requests. They'll also learn that prayer isn't just about asking for things, but about sharing their feelings of sadness and uncertainty as well as of thanksgiving and joy.
Most importanly, This Little Prayer of Mine reminds children—and those who love them—that they can trust God to tenderly care for them, no matter what the future holds.

My Review:

I read this book to my four sons (ranging in age from eleven to three), and they all found something beautiful in this prayer.  The illustrations are perfect and simple with unexpected details that coincide with the lines on the page; they are absolutely perfect for children who are too young to read along.  It's insightful to those who may just be learning what it means to have a relationship with God through prayer.  It's rhythmic and inspirational,  but most of all it covers all the bases.  A perfect starter prayer for kids to recite, it could easily be put to music for effortless memorization too!  We loved it!  I am blessed to be a part of this blog tour, to add this book to our collection and to share one with a very special someone!


To win your own copy of this book, simply post a comment to this blog entry (if reading from Face Book, please click the link; it will take you to BlogSpot to post your comment to enter the drawing). One entry per person, please; > if you are a "follower" to my blogspot or become a "follower", you can submit a second comment stating that you follow or you're a new follower and you will double your chances of winning! <
 must enter by April 21, 2010

The winner will be revealed April 24, 2010 so be sure to visit my blog again to find out if you won! –Good luck!

If you are not the lucky winner or just can't wait to find out, click this link to purchase this book!

>This review automatically copies to Face Book<


Diane said...

I am a follower of "How far we've come" Blogspot. I would love to have this book for my grand children. Thank you, Amanda for showing the interest in this and letting others know.

The Path Traveled said...

I am a follower of Amanda's blog, Love reading about her family life, the children, all the great food she cooks, and her craft ideas. I would loveto win this book to readto my granddaughter.

The Path Traveled said...

A post has been added to my blog about this give away for 'This Little Prayer of Mine". Please visit at
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CH acreage said...

Wow, Thanks Amanda...I love your review and would love to use this for my children. They would really enjoy learning from it.

CH acreage said...

OK, I'm now a "follower"...I feel like I'm receiving the gift without winning!! Your blog is so uplifting and I LOVE IT!!! Thanks again. Liz

Ash said...

How great is this! Love it!

Ash said...

I'm following :)

Diane said...

Amanda, I love your blog writings. They are all so very uplifting, interesting and funny! The review you did of the book "This little prayer of mine" was great. Thanks for allowing your followers to enter this contest....