‘Every Which Way To Pray,’ by Joyce Meyer, Hardcover, Zonderkidz, 2012, 40 Pages, Ages 4 and Up, ISBN-13: 978-0310723172, $15.99
Meet Harley and Hayley Hippo, twin hippopotamuses who think they have to be up high to talk to or be close to God. When they meet Pouch the pelican, who they think is an angel, he tells them he’s not an angel, however “…the view is heavenly” from his perch high in the sky.
Pouch fly’s down to explain “You don’t have to be high in the sky to be close to God…that’s what prayer is for.” And the fun begins.
Add sheepish librarian, Miss Bimble, twin ostriches, Midge and Pidge, Police Chief, Sarge, the bear and Hayley’s troublesome rule book of prayers and this engaging tale will delight any child.
Exceptionally entertaining, youngsters soon discover real prayer is as simple as talking to your best friend. Prayer can and does happen anywhere, anytime, alone or with others because God is always there ready to listen and he wants to hear from them.
Mary Sullivan’s delightful, expressive colorful illustrations enhance and add to a narrative that is perfect for home, Sunday school or church to teach children how to pray.
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Back Cover Copy:
Inspired by Meyer’s adult book, The Power of Simple Prayer, Every Which Way to Pray is set against the colorful backdrop of Everyday Zoo, home to a comical cast of animal characters who interact and explore life lessons together in their fun-filled community.
Readers will be captivated by Mary Sullivan’s vibrant illustrations and relate to Hayley and Harley Hippo who want to pray, but believe that in order to be close to God, they must pray quietly in a church—with heads bowed, hands folded, and dressed in their Sunday best. Children discover that prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.
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