Sunday, November 10, 2019

Christmas Gifts Which Make a Difference - Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children

For the past nine days I have been sharing with you books and resources which you are able to add to your own "tool kit" of books/resources which will equip and empower you to hand down the faith and also make wonderful Christmas gifts which make a difference. All of these books and resources have been written and/or developed by some of our Grandmas with Heart. As you are able to see by scrolling down this page and looking at the right column, there are quite a few excellent books and resources available! 

Today I am so very happy to let you know about another resource; Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children. This book is unique in two ways; first, it is specifically written and developed for children ages four through 14 to help them learn to pray by praying the Psalms back to God and secondly, my grandsons collaborated with me on developing, writing this book and by providing most of the illustrations!


The initial idea I (Lynda Freeman) had for this book was to write a resource to help my grandsons learn to be people who talked with God; so I took the reading schedule from my book; Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Grandparents & Parents, Too! and used it to form the basis for the book for children. Each week's passage in the children's book, matches the passage for the week in the book for grandparents and parents - making it a wonderful resource for families to use to read and pray through the Psalms for a year as children use this book and grandparents and parents us the other. Can you just imagine what it would be like to do this with the children you love?!

Each week's passage in Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children is written into three, age-level "nutshell prayers" . . . one with simple images non-readers will be able to learn and "read" so they are able to pray the Psalms, a simple prayer for beginning readers and a bit longer prayer for older children who read well. This is a book which you are truly able to give to your grandchildren/children ages four through 14. Look what people are saying about it . . .

  • "Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children" is a wonderful, insightful and practical devotional book for loving adults to guide their children or grandchildren through. I love that the author's grandchildren contributed to the art in the book, which will certainly engage young readers. I look forward to guiding my son through this helpful resource.
Pastor Karl Bastin, Dad, Founder of Kidology.org

  • I love this book. One of the best elements is how it is set up on different developmental levels. No matter the age of your child, they will find comfort in the Word of God, because they will be better able to understand the message. 'Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children' is one of the best resources a grandparent, parent or even Bible study teacher will give to a child.
Linda Ranson Jacobs - Mom, Grandma, Author - "The Single Parent Confident & Successful", Founder/Creator of DC4K - Divorce Care for Kids, Church Initiative Ministry Ambassador

  • I love this joint project created by Lynda and her grandsons! “Praying Through the Psalms for Children” will help grandparents and parents be intentional in prayer and Bible reading with their grandchildren. It is easy to see how this book will enable grandparents and parents to pray more effectively for and with the children they love. As a children's ministry professional, I’m happy to see resources created for grandparents/parents to help encourage a strong faith in the next generation. Grandparents are the second greatest influence in the lives of their grandchildren; what they do matters. This book is a helpful tool for special time together.
Jane Larson
Mom, Children’s Ministry Speaker,
Legacy Coalition Director of Connections

If part of your Christmas gift-giving tradition involves giving books to the ones you love, Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children is definitely a book to put on your gift-giving list. And, please help spread the word about this book to the grandparents and parents you know.

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