Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Sacrament Book Review...

It's understandable that some children appear bored or distracted during sacrament meeting. Many young Latter-day Saints are probably unsure about the true meaning of the sacrament and why we attend.

With this in mind, bestselling author John Bytheway has composed a delightful poem (inspired by a short poem by Walter H. Horne) to help Latter-day Saints young and old appreciate the ordinance of the sacrament. In particular, children will learn what they should be thinking about (and not be thinking about) during this sacred time as well as what the sacrament can do for all of us.

Beautifully illustrated by Nathan Pinnock, this thought-provoking story about a young boy and his grandpa is a gentle reminder about the importance of remembering the Lord Jesus Christ, especially during this special meeting meant for Him.

Our Review:


We fell in love with this hardcover book and it's incredible pictures! My family has always really looked up to John Bytheway so we got super excited when we heard this book was out. What a fantastic way to teach children about the sacrament. We really like the part that explains the symbols of the sacrament and also the scriptures it includes.

This book touched us each deeply as we read and pondered it together during family night. How cool that the first page has a place to write who the book belongs to, who it was presented by and the date it was received. This would make such an awesome gift that the whole family will treasure for generations to come! 

About the Authors:

John Bytheway is an instructor at the Brigham Young University Salt Lake Center. He served his mission in the Philippines and earned a master’s degree in Religious Education at BYU. He has published dozens of books and audio programs and lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Kimberly, and their six children.

Nathan Pinnock studied at Utah State University, the University of Utah, and Atelier LeSueur in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at Brigham Young University. Between years of school, Nate served a mission in Frankfurt, Germany. He illustrated books and magazines for fifteen years and now spreads his time between his illustration, sculpture, fine art, and teaching. He is a creator. His paintings and books can be found in galleries, businesses, and homes across America. Nate lives in Holladay with his wife, Alison, and kids.

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

8 comments:

Pat said...

Sounds great

Amy said...

I want to get this for my son!

Nicole Warner said...

What a great idea for a book

Lisa said...

Love John Bytheway!! :)

Shauna said...

My family does also Lisa he is amazing!

Angela said...

love this review the pictures are great and I love the sound of this book!!!

Shauna said...

Yes it's wonderful Angela! :)

Tom said...

I want this for my kids