Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Prayer Works by Steven Kendrick and Alex Kendrick with Amy Parker

Prayer Works:  Prayer Training and Strategy for Kids by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick with Amy Parker is part of a family of books that has come out in conjunction with the movie War Room.  Family is a great way to describe this grouping of books because each seems to be aimed at a different age or gender.  This one is aimed at late elementary/early middle school ages.

This book really is a training and strategy book for prayer.  It is put in simple age appropriate terms, but quite honestly, if an adult could get past the bright colors and cartoon pictures, this would serve as a great introduction to prayer for many believers.  In fact, this is information and teaching that many Christians probably don't understand about such an elementary topic.

The way this book is set up, it could be used many different ways.  There are 10 chapters, but each chapter is broken down into 5 subtopics.  It could be used as a devotional where each day is a subtopic or it could be used in a once a week classroom setting where a chapter a week is covered.  It also could just be read straight through as it is.

There are also LOTS of supplemental pages in the back that function as a sort of prayer workbook.  There is a prayer journal, pages that look at different kinds of prayers and praying for different people and even a short message for parents.  They are simple, but I may even consider filling these out to help me in my prayer life.

If you are looking for a book to help children learn about prayer, this is an awesome choice.  It has solid doctrine, is age appropriate, and is a better resource than many others I've seen published.

I was provided this book free of charge from BH Kids in return for my honest opinion.

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