Monday, April 7, 2014

John Bytheway LDS Blog Tour

About the Author: John Bytheway served a mission to the Philippines and later graduated from Brigham Young University. A favorite speaker and teacher, John holds a master’s degree in religious education and is a part-time instructor at BYU. John is the author of many bestselling books and audio products. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.

Book Description: 
For years, John has used a poem during fireside talks to help LDS families understand the importance of the sacrament. With full-color illustrations by Nathan Pinnock, The Sacrament will help children of all ages understand what they should be thinking about during this sacred ordinance. John shares the story of a boy and his grandfather and the memory the grandfather shares with his grandson regarding the lesson he learned about the sacrament when he was a young boy.

Ideal for children from three to twelve and a perfect baptism gift.

My Review:

The Sacrament by John Bytheway is the perfect book to explain not only the importance of the sacrament but the importance of reverence and worship during the sacrament.  The story is told in first person poetry of a young boy who goes with his family to visit his grandfather.   It is easy to follow and the words that his grandfather told him about the Savior and the sacrament make the reader take a step back and evaluate their own worship during this sacred ordinance whether young or old.  We used this book as a family home evening story and it was a huge success!  We discussed the importance of reverence and the renewal of baptismal covenants made for those who have been baptized.  A huge bonus is the definition of sacramental terms at the end of the book that are a great reference for explaining each part of the sacrament.  A great book for all ages of children to read and look at the pictures and as an adult I enjoyed it too!  

You can pick up your own copy of The Sacrament via Deseret Book.

Happy Reading!!!

Source:  Publisher for review

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