I Love You to God and Back: A Mother and Child Can Find Faith and Love Through Bedtime Prayers - eBook
I Love You To God And Back
Author Amanda Lamb set out on a journey with her 6 year old daughter, Chloe, to record one hundred nighttime prayers. Amanda used a digital voice recorder to capture Chloe's prayers and later transcribed them for this book. We read Chloe's prayers and then her mother's journal-like response to them. Amanda could see herself growing spiritually as she continued on this special journey with her daughter. She also felt that Chloe was teaching her how to be a better person and mother along the way.
From her prayers, I could see that Chloe loved people and spending time with them. I discovered that Amanda was a type A personality who was trying to learn from her daughter to stop and smell the roses. Chloe was thankful for everything. Amanda realized that she usually learned a life lesson or a spiritual lesson from her daughter's prayers.
I unfortunately found myself losing interest in this book after the first 10 prayers that I read. Chloe's prayers were always the same - she was thankful for everyone and everything that she encountered through out her day. When she didn't know what to pray her mother gave her suggestions. I am in no way criticizing Chloe's prayers, I think most people pray the same way everyday. If this book had a lot less prayers but still kept Amanda's insights on what she learned from Chloe I would recommend it.
I received this free ebook from BookSneeze for my honest opinion.
October 16, 2013
Overall a good book. Shows how we can learn from the children when we slow down and pay attention.
August 8, 2012
These prayers and Amanda's reflections make up I Love You to God and Back. I have to admit this book did not end up being the book I set out to read. Each chapter could have been a blog post, and the story could have been read slowly over time. However, to sit down and try to read this book all at once was too much for me. I love you to God and back illustrates the significance of Bedtime prayer not only for children but parents too. It allows parent and child to reconnect after the events of the day. Amanda Lamb continues her journey into motherhood when her two girls reach school age and start asking questions about everything from politics to race to religion. They also start noticing things and want to talk about them. . It would have been nice if Lamb had even spent the least bit of effort to try and fill in some of the blanks. I feel she does a solid job laying out the story in a thoughtful and intelligent manner. Only one person knows.
September 4, 2012
Cute, but too cuddly
I loved the title, and the concept is quite interesting as well. A mother starts recording her daughters nightly prayers, and we are invited to watch as both of their faiths grow before our eyes.
And it works, for a while. I found the first few chapters interesting, maybe as much as half the book. There is a good mix of child-like innocence, lessons learned by Mother, and spiritual insight.
However, it gets a bit repetitive. I guess the best way to explain it is that only the first 20 photos of somebodyÃ¢ÂÂs new-born baby are cute. After a while you want to see something fresh. Despite the blurb, I did not see a great deal of development from cover to cover.
However I enjoyed it, and most of you probably will as well. Just donÃ¢ÂÂt expect it to be profound or life-changing.
August 23, 2012