7/23/2009

Good Books

If you know me a bit you know I love a good book. When I find a book I love, I always make sure to let you ladies know about it so you may receive a blessing through it as well.

A lot of times our hobbies, our likes, we make sure we pass on to our children. My love for books is something I always tried to pass on to my kids. I think is a great thing to do with you free time (if you have any :)), it encourages you to use your imagination... so many benefics to reading.

My girls have a million books, and since they were little, they were entertaint very easily with books. Lots of times I will find them sitting down in their room without toys, just browsing through their books, pretending to read them, making up stories. Now that my oldest one reads very well, she has a collection of books she loves to read and I always try to pick up a new one of that series whenever I find them.

Books are also what keeps them entertain while I go grocery shopping. Also grandma and grandpa´s favourite gift to the girls. When we went to the States, I think bookstores were the type of stores we visted the most. Lifeway probably knew my debit card number by heart ;)

In our last visit to Lifeway before we got back from the States this last time, we told the girls to pick up a book each. Noelia, my youngest one, picked up one, I am sure for the artwork (which is great!), that has turned into a favorite, and is the one that I am recomending today.



"What happens when I talk to God?" is a great kids book by Stormie Omartian. I am sure everyone knows who she is, but just in case, she is the writter of "The Power of Praying" books. It teaches the kids the importance of praying daily, how needed it is to have that communion with God, how to pray and why to pray. Also it teaches them what it does. What is great is that not only do they emplain it in an easy language that they can understand but is also very accurate in their teaching.



An example is when you read about prayer, it tells them how God delights in answering our prayers. But it tells them that those prayers have to be according to His will, and that those answers will come in His time.

This is a portion of the book. " My prayers are important to God... That´s why I talk to Him every day. God wants to hear what matters to you-- because you matter to Him!
When you pray, you get to know God like a friend. And even though you may be small, your prayers are important to Him. No matter when you pray or where you pray, He always hear you. Something always happens when you talk to God!"

It is good even for mommies, isn´t it?







12 comments:

Laura said...

Why does always take a childrens book to remind me of all of the things that God is trying to communicate to me?!!

I love learning through my boys!!

Jill said...

Sounds like a great book, Pilar. It's never to early to start teaching children to love reading!

Jen said...

I always love book recommendations! My kids also love books and have quite a library from my mother-in-law being a school teacher and my mother working in the school system for a short period!

Nina in Portugal said...

There's nothing like curling up on the sofa with all 5 kids crowded around reading a book.

Or better yet....to see my husband reading to all of them.

Lately he's been reading To Kill A Mocking Bird aloud. Some "adult words and content" has to be downplayed, but none the less, it makes for great family time and helps to instill in them a love for the "classics".

Denise said...

Such a sweet book.

momstheword said...

Sounds like a great book! Lets kid understand about praying for the Lord's will.

I knew of Stormie before she wrote books. We loved her when she was making albums with her husband Michael. She has a lovely voice.

Laura said...

I'll have to check it out. I really like her books for ladies. They have been very helpful in praying for my family. Thanks!

christy rose said...

Amen! Yes it is! It is good to hear even for mommies! Thanks! I really did need to hear that!

Dani Joy said...

sounds like a great book!
I use to do a Stormie exercise work out cassett tape. can you believe it? My mom also read me her biography. As a child Stormie was abused. Praise the Lord for how God is using her.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That sounds like SUCH a good book!

Chris said...

looks very interesting!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Didn't know Stormie wrote kids books. Good to know. Thanks.