A Couple of Books

I have two small books to tell you about before we end this year.

The 7 Great Prayers

by Paul and Tracey McManus

The McManus’ created the prayers during an extremely low period in their lives. They had nothing left to do but pray.

7prayers “One sleepless night, we lay in bed in the middle of the night and began to thank God for what we did have. We had our health, we had each other, and we had three beautiful children. We focused on our blessings rather than all that we were losing.

That simple prayer of gratitude was life-changing.”

The book has seven different prayers, one for each day of the week. The authors believe the success comes in repeating the prayers over and over and so they offer a 21 day prayer challenge within the book. The idea is to repeat the prayers continuously for 21 days and it will become a habit.

The prayers are not religious mumbo jumbo. They are very positive and help the prayer to focus on the blessings in one’s life. They are prayers of gratitude.

You can purchase this book at the author’s website or at Amazon.

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The Mudhogs

Mudhog2by Dalton James

This past July I told you about two books by Dalton James, the eight year old who has written and illustrated his own books (The Sneakiest Pirate and The Heroes of Googley Woogley). He has now come up with a third book, The Mudhogs.

The new story is narrated by a tick who stays attached to a pig. He tells the tale of three pigs who are upset because there has been no rain which means they have no MUD. They live for mud. They try all sorts of things to bring on the rain and even travel the world in search of mud.

The illustrations are “pure kid” and so sweet. I could tell that Dalton has advanced in both his drawing skills and his writing ability. My youngest granddaughter, Lou, loved the other two books and I’m sure she is going to love this one.

You can purchase The Mudhogs on Amazon.

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5 Responses to A Couple of Books

  1. Staci says:

    The book of Gratitude prayers sounds pretty great….I think people should focus more on what they do have instead of what they don’t. I have not heard of these books by this young man, but I love supporting the upcoming authors and illustrators!! My boys used to create their own comic books and sell them at school.

  2. It sounds like the Mudhogs are from Arizona!

  3. Molly says:

    I will definitely check out the 7 Prayers book. I need to develop a habit of gratitude in my life.

  4. kaye says:

    that’s impressive–an eight year old that writes his own books. The prayers books sounds timely.

  5. Stacy says:

    The 7 Prayers book sounds like a great thing for the New Year. I’m pretty good about gratitude, but need to shake it up a bit 🙂
    I love that Dalton has a third book!

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