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Prayers for Better World

Lion Children’s, 2010
RRP $14.99

Reviewed by Jenny Coombes, Pastor at Murgon Goomeri Uniting Church and someone who enjoys the beauty and mystery of our world.

THIS DELIGHTFUL collection of prayers for children is themed around the environment.

The titles of each group of prayers – For Planet Earth, For Creatures Great and Small, For Green and Growing Things, For Peace and Justice, For a World Made New – clearly indicate the direction of the author and make this book a wonderful introduction for children (and adults) to the principles of ecotheology and social justice within a Christian framework.

Ms Piper uses contemporary language that today’s children will relate to and understand.

The illustrations are simple, with loads of colour, and bring a smile to your face.

Most of the illustrations could represent any country, but a few are very non-Australian with deer, squirrels, rabbits and foxes roaming a lush green forest.

For those who want to introduce children to prayer within a simple, current context Prayers for Better World is a must.