Tricia Goyer is an award-winning author who has written many books in her life. Some of them are: The Promise Box (which I reviewed a while ago and loved), Mom's Night Out (they made a movie out of this one), and The Big Sky Series (an Amish fiction series). She is well known for her Amish Fiction writing and loves giving advice about being a Christian (and what that means). I have so many of her books and now I can add one more to the shelf. Her newest book, Prayers That Changed History, is geared more toward a younger crowd, maybe 13-17. But, I enjoyed reading it very much as well.
In this book, Tricia Goyer gives us a brief history lesson about each person/prayer. Some of the prayers include those from:
- St. Patrick of Ireland
- Martin Luther
- John Eliot
- Catherine Booth
- Billy Sunday
- Helen Keller
- Mother Teresa
- Corrie ten Boom
I found this book very easy to read and understand. This could easily be used in any setting as it is very family-friendly. For instance, you could use it as a devotional for family dinnertime. Reading about a person and their history as well as how they made a positive contribution to God's Kingdom is a wonderful way to start or end a day. It also gets children asking questions about the person who said the prayer. It may lead to a trip to the library to find out more about each person. But, I found myself digging into my Bible to find the passages that pertained to each prayer and highlighted them so I could easily find them.
I recommend this book to those young and not-so-young. There is always something to be learned from a good book and this is definitely a good book. Tricia Goyer has never left me unhappy after reading her works.
*I was given this book by BookLookBloggers.com in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*