The Praying Pond-Book Review

The Praying Pond By Michelle Nadasi This is a wonderful story for kids of all ages. It is about hope, God’s love, and the importance of trusting in God’s infinite love and protection for us. Most adults don’t experience the faith that a child has. It is a blind faith that is so inspiring and empowering. When nine year old Holly and her parents move to a new town, they are trying to find their place in the community. So, the first place that they venture into is the local church. It is there that Holly soon discovers why the pond that is behind the church is called the praying pond. It takes quite a leap of faith to believe that ponds can deliver so much peace and that prayers can be answered if only we ask in faith. But children can see into that pond and connect with God. This is because they have a kind of blind faith that is so wonderful to witness. This is a book that will stretch our minds and hearts and grow our faith, one chapter at a time. I loved this story so much! It is so important for children to learn about the importance of having faith in God and in recognizing that God has a plan for each of us. All we have to do is believe. Rating: 5 stars Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth