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.
“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.
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by 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.