I recently received the book '100 Prayers God Loves to Hear' from Thomas Nelson publishing in exchange for writing a review. This book is by Stephen Elkins, and also includes two music CDs with 100 praise songs. I really like this book and the CDs. It is a nice padded hardcover book, with bright color pictures. It would make a very nice gift for a child. The table of contents in the beginning is great as it matches each of the prayers with the appropriate song on the CD.
At the front of the book is '10 Bible verses about prayer'. I thought this was a nice touch. The ten verses all have to do with prayer, and the words pray or prayer are highlighted in red. Within the 100 prayers in the book, here are prayers for a variety of things, such as 'A Prayer of Thanks for Our Food', which includes the traditional 'God is Great, God is Good' prayer but also explains what it means and that you should take time to thank God for the good things he gives you. There are also cute little prayer reminders with each prayer.
I was excited to read this book to my 7 year old son, and he did enjoy it. I was concerned, however, that he might not like the music, thinking it was too 'babyish'. But he just loves it! He asks me to put the CD in every time we are in the car, and he is starting to memorize many of the songs. That just warms my heart, and makes me realize this book was a hit for our family!