Saturday, October 8, 2016

Christmas Review & Giveaway - November 8, 2016 - The Lord's Prayer book

I was recently invited by Zonderkidz to review one of their new releases - The Lord's Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness by Rick Warren. While I have reviewed no shortage of children's books on the Lord's Prayer over the years, I liked the photo of the cover and decided to check it out. I'm oh so glad I did! It is excellent, and while geared for children, adults will get much out of it as well. I'm very happy to share it with you today . . . 

The Lord's Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness 
Author - Rick Warren
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 4-8

Favorite Features -
  • Makes the Lord's Prayer understandable to children - and adults alike
  • Each page is a line from the prayer - includes an explanation and short, simple prayer.
  • Incredible illustrations!
  • Sturdy board book - will hold up to children reading it.
  • Gives families much to think and talk about!
Zonderkidz says; "This iconic prayer is paired with flowing illustrations by award-winning artist Richard Jesse Watson and thoughtful insights by bestselling author Rick Warren, resulting in a book which rejuvenates the familiar prayer for a younger audience. Using poetic scripture from the King James Version, The Lord’s Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness helps familiarize children with real biblical text while also presenting contemporary illustrations and insightful words making this beautiful prayer come alive."

I completely agree. I love this book and am looking forward to reading it and talking about it with my grandsons! This is a book on the Lord's Prayer which could - and should - become a family favorite to pass to future generations.

I'm extremely happy to say, not only did Zonderkidz send me one The Lord's Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away on November 8, 2016 (USA only)! So, if you live in the USA, are over the age of 18 and would like to win The Lord's Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness, please comment below to let me know a book you think is beautifully illustrated - I have to say this one, because it absolutely is!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win The Lord's Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. Hi Lynda! Thanks for your giveaways! The Lord's Prayer is one of my favorites. I like the illustrations in the Eric Carle books. I like the colors and the way they look like torn pieces of paper. I have shared this post, follow on email, Facebook and Google+.

  2. One of my favorite illustrators is Peter Spier. We shared his Noah's Ark with our small kids in Sunday school today.

  3. I love the illustrations in the Love you Forever book! Makes me teary each time I read it.