Blog Book Tour | “I Can Pray Everyday” (#picturebook) by Catherine Christensen and illustrated by Corey Egbert

Posted Monday, 17 August, 2015 by jorielov , , , , 0 Comments

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Acquired Book By: I am a regular tour hostess for blog tours via Cedar Fort whereupon I am thankful to have such a diverse amount of novels and non-fiction titles to choose amongst to host. I received a complimentary copy of “I Can Pray Everyday” direct from the publisher CFI (imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc) in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.

Why I loved the premise of this picture book:

Previously, when I reviewed The Little Girl and Her Shadow I spoke about why I love picture books and illustrated stories. I believe sometimes the best way to start a conversation with your children is to find a picture book or another illustrated story which can help introduce a subject or a topic for discussion, as the story itself will provide the ice breaker. Books such as these help parents as much as they help children, as sometimes broaching a conversation isn’t as easy as it would appear. Some children are more introverted and shy about sharing their thoughts and internal feelings with their parents, which would lead me to believe that a book which celebrates the topic a Mum or Da wants to speak about might in effect help unite the family towards a conversation where everyone can speak openly and freely.

Blog Book Tour | “I Can Pray Everyday” (#picturebook) by Catherine Christensen and illustrated by Corey EgbertI Can Pray Everyday
by Catherine Christensen
Illustrator/Cover Designer: Corey Egbert
Source: Direct from Publisher

"Heavenly Father hears my prayers. I know He listens and He cares."

This adorable picture book teaches little ones when and where to pray. With simple scenes that children will recognise from their own lives, it's a sweet reminder that Heavenly Father always hears our prayers.

Enjoy the colourful illustrations, rhyming text, and beautiful reminders of eternal truths. Perfect for sharing with family and friends, this book is bound to become a favourite in your home.

Genres: Children's Literature, Artistic Adaptations &/or Picture Books

Places to find the book:

Also by this author: Blessing the Nephite Children

Published by CFI (imprint) Cedar Fort Inc

on 11th August, 2015

Format: Hardcover Edition

Pages: 32

Published By: CFI (imprint) of Cedar Fort Inc (@CedarFortBooks),

an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc (@CedarFortBooks)
Available Formats: Hardback, Ebook

Converse via: #picturebook, #KidsLit

About Catherine Christensen

Catherine Christensen

Catherine loves books. She reads books, writes books, edits books, collects books, and even shelved books at the library for her first job. She also loves to travel and explore the world with her husband, Jon, and her daughter, Juliette. Catherine earned her BA from Brigham Young University. She grew up in England and now lives in Springville, Utah.

About Corey Egbert

Corey Egbert has illustrated over ten books for children and numerous other publications. He has also exhibited his work in galleries and won awards for his handmade prints and digital illustrations. He lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with his wife, his son, and their orange tabby.

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Approaching prayer as children is oft-times difficult to understand, as despite how easy it is to say a prayer, children sometimes complicate the moment where their thoughts become blurred to what they want to say. I, can attest on my own behalf prayer oft-times felt more complicated than it truly was when I was growing up as I think we have a natural tendency to ‘overthink’ the simple things in life. To cultivate an active life full of prayer and a mindfulness of being centered on our thoughts and where our heart and mind are aligning to bridge our hopes with our earnest blessings of what is not yet understood or known, is a pursuit of a bounty of joy.

Prayer can help celebrate our moments of happiness as much as prayer can help us alleviate the tension and the friction of strife that comes up in our everyday lives. Prayer is an open communication between us and our heavenly father – celebrated inside I Can Pray Everyday as a visual guide to how easy it is to formulate our thoughts and be open with what we can pray.

The illustrations are bright and vivid, a true eclipse of childhood – painting together a young girl and her family, as they find time to pray amongst the hours they are living. It’s wonderful to see how varied a young girl’s prayers can be and how prayer by definition can be for a multitude of things; both seen and unseen. The illustrator matches keenly to the writer’s ability to offer a guide of possibilities to children; to take the guesswork out of what constitutes a prayer and where you need to be whilst you pray.

It’s a lively conversation waiting to be spoken between a child and their parents, where an open dialogue about sharing how parents approach their prayer life and how their child can approach theirs will be easily obtained after reading this beautiful picture book together! I love how the story is a celebration of what we can share within our prayers as much as how grounded our lives become through prayer.

I love learning books – always have – even when I was a child, because they help expand your world as much as they help re-define the world as well. You get to grow through the knowledge your internalising and in this particular case, I liked how the lesson was breaking down how prayer can become an active habit without complications, because prayer is portable and as convenient as remaining mindful about your thoughts and your emotions.

This is definitely a book that transcends it’s age range and can be a token of affection in family’s personal library. The story is told through words a child might find reflective of the topic, and it would be a good story for a child to use as a way to start reading stories aloud.

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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