About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner


From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers.

With lyricism, whimsy, and heartfelt emotion, Matthew Paul Turner reveals the tender emotions connected with watching a beloved child grow up and experience the world. Paired with Kimberley Barnes's vivid and playful illustrations, When I Pray for You is a beautifully affirming book, in which children and parents will see their own stories come to life.

When I Pray for You celebrates the dreams, hopes, and longings parents pray over their children, and shares with the little ones how much care and concern a loved one feels for them.

This is a book you will read to your child again and again. Perfect for any occasion, as well as for milestones including baby showers, birthdays, and graduations.

From the moment I saw you, 
I started to pray.
Big prayers and small ones 
I have sent God's way.

I prayed you felt safe, 
full of joy and content.
When I whispered "I love you,"
you knew what I meant.


When I Pray for YouWhen I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is very apparent that this book was written by someone who has children. From the first words to the last, this story shows children that they are loved by their Mommy who is constantly praying for them and they are also reminded that God loves them also and that he is hearing their mother's prayers. From a young mother praying for her newborn to the mother praying for her young adult child, the many stages of a young person's life are covered and we are reminded that prayer is an essential part of parenting.

When I Pray For You features the rhyming text that most children love and there are bright and colorful illustrations to capture and keep their attention. This is a perfect book to read to my young granddaughter but it will also be just as enjoyable when she is reading it on her own. Matthew Paul Turner knows and understands his audience and he has definitely created a winner!

I received a complimentary copy of this book but a favorable review was not required. These are my honest opinions.

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