Sometimes, just sometimes I get a review book in that I am just not sure how to approach. That was the case recently with this book “The Little Book of Prayers”. Many of the prayers in this little book, were great. Well written, God-based prayers. There were also some really neat images, of believers who have gone on before, contained in almost every two-page spread.
Herein lies my hesitation.
It’s a Roman Catholic based book and as such, evaluating prayers to the saints (like to Mary, Jude, Anne etc) I feel totally unqualified to do. That’s the brass tacks of it, NOR do I feel right in telling you these prayers are appropriate. I don’t pray to any of the saints, I believe that our prayers are directed to God through Jesus.
BUT if you are Catholic and are looking for a neat prayer book to aid yourself or your children in developing a good prayer life, this book will most definitely (from what I can tell) fit the bill.
I appreciated the little blue ribbon, it’s of good quality and so helpful for keeping your place as you learn the prayers. The prayers are written in an easy to read font.
Check out these images, aren’t they well done? Helping us to remember believers who have died and gone on to glory? It’s good to remember the history of our faith.
It’s not a large book, perhaps 6 x 4 inches, hardcover, with gloss lined edges, it’s a very pretty book, and very easy to handle. I can envision someone putting it into their handbag or pocket on their way to church or other places. Or giving to a child to hold as they learn the prayers of the Roman Catholic church.
If you are Roman Catholic, or even a person curious about the Roman Catholic faith, this prayer book is well made, of excellent quality, with good pictures of people in our faith history. See the images, be inspired to live out your faith as the believers did of old. Learn to pray better by seeing and memorizing good examples.
Reviewed for: Raincoast Books.