Every Which Way to Pray

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Every Which Way to Pray, the first children’s book written by New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, is based on her book The Power of Simple Prayer and introduces a whimsical cast of Everyday Zoo characters, a group of quirky animals who interact and explore life lessons, together in their fun-filled community. Readers will 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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Overview

Every Which Way to Pray, the first children’s book written by New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, is based on her book The Power of Simple Prayer and introduces a whimsical cast of Everyday Zoo characters, a group of quirky animals who interact and explore life lessons, together in their fun-filled community. Readers will 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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In this solid debut children’s book from Meyer (The Power of Simple Prayer), the evangelical radio and television personality and prolific author, a conversation among zoo animals addresses common misconceptions about prayer with playful humor. Lamenting that hippos will never get close to God because they can’t fly and discouraged because, according to their book, The Rules of Prayer, prayer is hard work, Hayley and Harley Hippo make the rounds of Everyday Zoo. There a colorful cast of polka dot–clad characters counter their impressions that one must pray in church, dressed up, kneeling, with folded hands. Sullivan’s droll, pastel-hued visuals include numerous sight gags that complement the story: when the animals hear “folded hands,” a half-page illustration shows a circle of paws, hoofs, and bird feet surrounding the text: “That could be a problem!” Some cloud-shaped pictures against white backdrop depict animals praying in the shower, underwater, and eating ice cream; other full-bleed spreads illustrate a point, as when yellow bees silently form the words “God is Good” against a dark sky. Refreshingly unpreachy and theologically accessible, this is a welcome addition to the prayer book genre. Ages 4–7. (Mar.)
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A couple of young hippopotami receive instruction in the ease and pleasure of prayer in this vapid if well-meant outing. When Harley and Hayley spot a silhouetted pelican sitting on a roof, they think it's an angel. Upon realizing that Pouch is corporeal, Harley is disappointed. He had momentarily hoped to have a close encounter with heaven, but, "We'll NEVER get that close to God." Not so, burbles Pouch. Anyone can be close to God. "That's what prayer is for!" But Harley's book, The Rules of Prayer, say that prayer is hard, he protests. Pouch is joined by a group of kibitzing animals who, rule by rule, contradict the prescriptions in the book and offer liberating encouragement. You don't have to wear special clothes or be in a special place; you don't have to kneel or fold your hands (an especial problem for animals); you can shout and laugh in your prayers. The text is purely pedestrian, unfurling line after line of purposive dialogue. The illustrations are bland cartoons with little to no subtlety in composition, color or expression. The result is a wholly didactic package that delivers a positive and worthwhile message with no art whatsoever. Skip this treacle and opt for Rachel Rivett and Mique Moriuchi's I Imagine (2011) or Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Sean Qualls' Who Will I Be, Lord? (2009) for more artful treatments of children's communication with God. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310723172
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Series: Everyday Zoo Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 276,829
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than ninety inspirational books. Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences. Joyce and her husband, Dave, have four children and ten grandchildren and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mary Sullivan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised all over central Texas. Mary studied at the University of Texas in Austin, earning a BFA in studio art. She has been drawing for as long as she can remember and is forever grateful to her parents for filling her childhood home with music, art, and poetry. Mary currently lives in Austin, Texas, and spends her days drawing and writing for children. Mary Sullivan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised all over central Texas. Mary studied at the University of Texas in Austin, earning a BFA in studio art. She has been drawing for as long as she can remember and is forever grateful to her parents for filling her childhood home with music, art, and poetry. Mary currently lives in Austin, Texas, and spends her days drawing and writing for children. Mary Sullivan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised all over central Texas. Mary studied at the University of Texas in Austin, earning a BFA in studio art. She has been draw?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Great

    Bought hardcover at Walmart as Easter gift for daughter. Both love it. Cute, fun way to think about praying anywhere and time.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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