Monday, March 2, 2015

Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers – Prayers for bedtime and every time of day! By Max & Denalyn Lucado; illustrated by Lisa Alderson

About the book: Parents can do so many things for their children.  We can tie their shoes so they don’t trip and fall.  We can make sure they have warm clothes and full tummies.  We can even help them tackle some of the mysteries of higher math.  But the most important thing we can do is teach them to pray.  Childhood is the best window for learning prayer.  We can teach them to talk to God about everything, anything, anytime, and all the time.  We can’t promise an easy life, but we can equip them to face life.  We can’t be with them always, but God can.

Review: I absolutely love this book!!  But I’m also a fan of Max Lucado.  The simplicity of the book and the beautiful illustrations only add to the enjoyment.  Lucado and his wife Denalyn have put together a book of timeless poems & prayers, plus added several of their own original prayers.  At the beginning of the book, the Lucados have a “Dear Parents” letter that encourages us to teach our children to pray, to forgive and receive forgiveness, to have hope and that God truly cares about them.
 From there the book is divided into several categories:  “Good Morning, God,” “God You are Great!”, “My Family and Friends,” and ending with “Good Night, God.”

A couple of poems/prayers:

“Tell God all about your messes.  Your sins.  Your mistakes.  He can fix them – and He won’t even need a Band-Aid.” By Max & Denalyn 
“Dear Lord…Please give me what I ask, dear Lord, if you’d be glad about it.  But if you think it’s not for me, Please help me do without it.”  -- Anonymous
“Treasury of Bedtime Prayers” also includes several scripture references.  Most of the references are quite familiar and should most definitely be ones we are teaching our children to memorize.  This book is not only for children, but for anyone who wishes to be reminded of God’s goodness and how much He cares for His children.  I plan to use some of them in notes that I will be sending out to family and friends.

Again, this is a wonderful book and one that I believe everyone should have in their library!  It is never too early to teach our children about prayer. (reviewed by P.Howard)

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by BookLook Blogger Review Program on behalf of the publisher and author to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer. No compensation was received.


  1. Who doesn't love Max Lucado and the cover is so very cute as well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This book looks so lovely. We had a very similar book for my kids when they were little but this one seems to have gorgeous illustrations. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  3. The cover is beautiful. I'm going to explore this for our grandkids. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.


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