Friday, May 1, 2020

May Book of the Month - Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children

As Christian grandmas (and grandpas/parents, too) we want to hand down the faith. We want the ones we love to learn to read God's word, learn to pray, learn how to develop their own walk with God, but often we wonder how to do this. We look for resources to help us and happily, now there are many available for us (just scroll down and look at the right side of this blog to see the resources written/developed by some of the Grandmas with Heart or look at this link.) Today I am very happy to let you know about our May Book of the Month; Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children which is unique in how it is written/designed as a tool for you to use with the children you love.

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. Just imagine what it would be like to do this with the children you love - especially now, during the stay-at-home orders and changes to life our grandchildren/children are experiencing.

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 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

As you use this book with your grandchildren/children, you will be able to help them learn to spend time reading God's Word, and then praying it back to God. Definitely take a serious look at Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children, and seriously consider getting it for the children you love - keep in mind Children's Day is just a little over a month away (second Sunday in June); it would make a fantastic gift. 


You will find this book in our bookstore at this link (digital download is available for just $5) and at Amazon at this linkAnd, please help me spread the word about this book by sharing this post and telling the grandparents and parents you know about Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children. Thank you!

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