Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Review: The Sacrament by John Bytheway


TITLE: The Sacrament
AUTHOR: John Bytheway
ILLUSTRATED BY: Nathan Pinnock
Page Count: 32 * Children’s Picture Book*
Hardback 9 X 11

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.

My Review:
I loved the poem and story that was told in this book. My youngest daughter will be baptized next month and I thought it was perfect to read with her to help her understand why we take the sacrament and what we should focus on during that time of the meeting. The picture are beautifully done, which really help engage a child's interest. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

**I received a copy in exchange for an honest review**


About the Author:
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.
About the Illustrator:
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. 

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