Jesus Teaches Us How to be Good
Summary: It is hard to be good. Our hearts have a lot of sin inside, and often it shows in the way we act. Sometimes we even pretend to be good, but deep down inside our attitude is very ugly. We need a real heart change. Jesus can do this for us! And He will also give us His Holy Spirit so that we can be deep down good.
Personal Thoughts: Being good can never be accomplished without a realization that we need a heart transplant. We need to recognize our need of the Savior. We need daily help from the Holy Spirit. The book also talks about a Pharisaical type of obedience (outward only), but I wonder if this kind of goes over the child's head. The illustrations, however, are excellent.
Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray
Summary: Jesus loved to pray, and He wants us to pray as well. But Jesus also knows that sometimes it's hard for us to pray. Sometimes we don't know what words to use. Sometimes we just don't feel like it. Sometimes we wonder if anyone is listening at all. But Jesus is willing to teach us how to pray and what to ask for in a way that makes God happy. It is good to speak to God!
Personal Thoughts: Using the Lord's Prayer as a blueprint, this book teaches children how to pray. It is sensitive to the fact that prayer is not generally a thrill for children. Nevertheless, it encourages children to talk to a Father who genuinely wants to build a relationship with His people.