Monday, August 31, 2015

Prayer Works by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick with Amy Parker

This is a good book for young children on what prayer is and how to go about it. It not only teaches about prayer but has kids actually praying too.

It starts with explaining what prayer is, then why we should pray, what we should pray for, how to pray, etc. Each reading is about the equivalent of one page of text, taking the child maybe five minutes to read. Some are even shorter. There is a Bible verse at the beginning of the reading and an encouragement to specifically pray at the end. There are also cute illustrations on each page. There are twenty two pages at the back of the book with space for children to write down their prayers. There is also a prayer for salvation near the back as well as a Parent Connection with suggestions for a directed conversation about prayer.

I think this book would work well with younger school age children, around ages 6 to 9. The style of the illustrations might be too childish looking for older children. It would make a good daily devotional on prayer.

It was inspired by the recently released movie, War Room.

My rating: 4 stars.

Stephen Kendrick is a speaker, screenwriter and film producer. He has coauthored New York Times bestsellers. He serves on the board of the Fatherhood CoMission. He and his wife have six children.
Alex Kendrick is a screenwriter, actor and movie director. He is a featured conference speaker and coauthor of New York Times bestsellers. He and his wife have six children.
You can find out more about the Kendrick brothers and their work at
Amy Parker has written more than twenty books for children, teens, and adults. She and her husband have two children. Find out more about her and her books at
The illustrator is Lisa Manuzak and you can see her work at

B&H Publishing, 128 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Icon Media for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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