Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Picture Book by John Bytheway, The Sacrament


This is a neat book from the perspective of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and other religions that participate in a weekly sacrament. The book is a poem that tells a story and teaches about the importance of the sacrament and why we take it each Sunday.
The illustrations were perfect and the poem has a great message, although at times the poem had to reach a little far for its rhythm. I think it might have been better just as a narrative, but my kids liked it and were thoughtful about the message.

About the Author:
John Bytheway served a mission to the Philippines and later graduated from Brigham Young University. A favorite speaker and teacher, John holds a master’s degree in religious education and is a part-time instructor at BYU. John is the author of many bestselling books and audio products. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.

Book Description:
For years, John has used a poem during fireside talks to help LDS families understand the importance of the sacrament. With full-color illustrations by Nathan Pinnock, The Sacrament will help children of all ages understand what they should be thinking about during this sacred ordinance. John shares the story of a boy and his grandfather and the memory the grandfather shares with his grandson regarding the lesson he learned about the sacrament when he was a young boy.

Ideal for children from three to twelve and a perfect baptism gift.

Available at Deseret Book http://deseretbook.com/Sacrament-John-Bytheway/i/5112939

I received a review copy of this book which in no way affected my honest opinion.

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