The first book we received was I Go With God by Jill Ferrie. I thought my super hero loving six year old would love to read about a little boy who learns that prayer is a superpower.
The book started off with a letter that led me to think that I might not agree with everything the book said theologically.
In the book, the little boy wakes up excited because he is going to a friend’s birthday party. He feeds his fish and then realizes he doesn’t feel well. He prays and does feel better. He realizes prayer is like a superpower. At the end of the story, he prays for his fish who seems to be sick as well.
I have mixed feelings about this book. The illustrations were simple and colorful. So it was fine for a book geared toward elementary aged kids. I liked that the little boy realized that he could pray any time and God would hear him. I think this book would encouage a child to pray. I wasn’t thrilled with the fact that it says “God’s thoughts are angels.” Some of the things it mentions about angels I would say is the Holy Spirit.
Clarissa wasn’t excited about this book. It did, however, bring up some great discussions about prayer and healing in our house.
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