Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Grandad's Prayers of the Earth - Douglas Wood
I picked up this book at a garage sale this weekend for $.25. I would have paid more as the title and illustrations really called to me. After reading it this morning I realized it is priceless. What a wonderful story and tribute of a grandfather by his grandson.
It is also a wonderful teaching tool on prayer. How I longed for a vehicle to inpart this truth to my own children. Far too many times the church teaches prayer is a great shopping list at the vending machine of God. This book explodes that notion so gently.
I am so looking forward to reading it to Alinea & Jacob and helping them to understand that prayer is a far more inherent and authentic outpouring of ourselves than repetition or requests. I cannot recommend it more highly.