4/06/2010

Blog Tour: This Little Prayer of Mine

I had high expectations for this book - endorsed by the National Day of Prayer and so forth and so on. It starts out innocuous enough, though you rapidly get the feeling that you could be praying to anyone, not necessarily Jesus. Still, up until the last page it was fine and I was enjoying reading it to my 2 year old. The on the last page, the final bit of the prayer is asking for God to continue loving us.

Um. Yeah. God loves us. Period. Not because we ask Him to. Not because we deserve it. Not because of anything other than it's His nature to do so. And we don't have to ask for Him to keep loving us - no matter how much we sin, God loves us. It's one of the central aspects of Christianity; in fact, there'd be no purpose to Jesus' death and resurrection if God didn't love us when we didn't deserve it.

I don't intend to keep this book, though I don't really want to give it to someone else and perpetuate teaching children cruddy theology, so I'm a bit at a loss as I'm not sure I can bring myself to throw out a book.

You can find more information here.

This book was provided (thank goodness...I would hate to have paid for it!) as a review copy courtesy of WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.

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