Friday, April 12, 2019

Is Prayer Saying Something?

Here's another brand new book that can lead to a rich discussion of prayer as well as many other theological ideas. I'm sure it will show up in my PBT Grab & Go series someday. There's lots of treasure here!
Picture Book: Say Something
Author & Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
Summary: This author is known for encouraging readers to creatively dream, hope, and do to bring about a better world. 
He empowers us to speak up in all sorts of verbal
 and nonverbal ways. 
Say something with your presence
or your courage.
Sometimes actions speak louder and are more lasting (and beautiful) than words. 
 Literary and 

science types are represented.
 Even a sense of fashion gets a nod.
Creative justice is a hallmark here, individual and corporate. 
And there's a warning that doubt and much patience may follow.
Every double page spread offers fertilizer for activists, prophets, futurists, and peacemakers, in other words people doing God's work for the sake of the world.
Hanna’s Comments: I see all sorts of possibilities with this gem! One of the best aspects of faith is believing that you can make a difference in the world. Hope and creativity are on every double page spread and image. Want a creative lesson on prayer? Ask before each page turn, "How can prayer be a part of this? Don't forget to talk about how The Holy Spirit empowers our messages and manner and how scripture gives us guidance and many excellent (and a few not so excellent) role models. Give your audience permission to step out in courage and say something! With God's help it just might bless the world!    
Original Publisher & Date: Orchard, 2019
Age & Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Pre and up
Formats other than Book: Tablet
Scripture Connections: This book can easily be connected to an individual or group of prophets in the Hebrew scriptures or the individuals who began the early church. Scriptures about hope are easily connected as are the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Also, What does the Lord require of you... (Micah 6:8)
Idea(s) for Application: Let this book guide a conversation that broadens the concept of prayer during a lesson or sermon for children, youth, and/or adults.

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