Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Everyone Prays: Celebrating Faith Around the World Review

“Christians, Jews, and Muslims all pray. So do Hindus and Buddhists. Many others pray too.” So begins Everyone Prays, a bright and colorful concept book celebrating the diverse ways that people pray. In a vibrant yet accessible manner, young readers are transported on a visual tour across the globe. They will discover the Native American sun dance ceremony, visit the sacred sites in Jerusalem, behold the Shinto shrines in Japan, watch Maasai dances in Kenya, see pilgrimages to the river Ganges in India, and much, much more. 

With an appendix to help answer questions children might have, Everyone Prays offers young hearts and minds a chance to learn that although people from other places and cultures may seem different, we all share the diverse world of faith and prayer. And what a bright and beautiful world it is!

I had the chance to review Everyone Prays, Celebrating Faith Around The World and yes the opinions are mine. This is a children's hard covered book that is filled with illustrations. The book shows us that Christian's, Muslims and other religions pray, they pray in their own ways.

I almost didn't agree to review the book because we are Catholic Christian's and I thought twice about teaching my children about other religions. On the other hand, better thoughts won out. While reading this book with your children, it brings up questions. This leads to good conversations between your children and you. During these discussions, you can teach your children about other religions and share with them why you teach them to serve God and what He means to you.

The book doesn't go into the other religions, it just teaches kids that other religious people also pray. This is a good teaching and learning type book. Read it, answer your kids questions and build their faith.

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