Today I get to share a little about a new book that just came out titled, I Hope They Call Me on a Mission.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I belong to this church and missionary work is very important to us. We love sharing the gospel, especially the concept of eternal families which is so vital to my purpose here on earth--keeps me going when I'm getting lost under dirty diapers and dishes!
Here's the book blurb:
It’s never too young to
prepare! This charmingly illustrated picture book teaches children what
it’s like to be a missionary, from riding a bike to studying the gospel
to having a companion, and everything they can do now to be ready so
that when the time comes, they’ll be the best missionaries they can be.
Colorful and cute, it’s a perfect gift for baptisms and birthdays.
Rachelle's Thoughts: This is a darling book and excellent conversation starter. There is a ton of information included in I Hope They Call Me On A Mission! It covers basic gospel principles and also what a missionary does to share the gospel, work, and serve on their mission. It does get a little lengthy and wordy for the young (6 and under) reader/listener. My kids are my test audience and I could read to them all day, but my 6yo got a little tired just before the end of the book. I recommend reading this book in two sittings if you have young readers. I think it is ideal for 7 and up which is likely the target market because that age group can grasp more of the concepts discussed. My almost 10 year old picked it up. She loves to read and still indulges in picture books and she enjoyed it. This would be an excellent Family Home Evening lesson, gift, and teaching opportunity.
A little about the author:
Benjamin Hyrum White was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He labored in the Colorado Denver North Mission and was employed at the
MTC during college. Ben met his wife, Keenan, while they both were
dancing with the International Folk Dance Ensemble at Brigham Young
University. They each graduated from BYU with a degree in Family
Science. Brother White is a seminary teacher and recently received his
master's degree in religious education from BYU, where he wrote the
history of Preach My Gospel. Ben and Keenan reside in Utah with their
Pick up a copy today for your little missionaries!
I was provided a review copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.