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.
- SKU: 5112939
By Mindy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I was very excited to review this book to review. A few days after I received it, there was a lovely Relief Society lesson given by a sister in my ward about the Sacrament. Sister Reader passed out papers to all the sisters that read, "What did you think of during the sacrament?" That sentence really made me think. Usually I read the scriptures during the sacrament, but did I truly think about the Savior and the importance of the sacrament? The next day at Family Home Evening, I was inspired to give a lesson about the sacrament. We read this lovely book together as a family and used the lovely experience of the author to better our understanding of the sacrament and the importance of partaking it every week. Also to encourage my family to be spiritually prepared to take the sacrament, and to be thinking of Jesus Christ, through prayer and the scriptures.
My family and I will cherish this book and I am very grateful that it is in our home.
By Crystal, Submitted on 2015-02-25
The Sacrament by John Bytheway is the perfect book to explain not only the importance of the sacrament but the importance of reverence and worship during the sacrament. The story is told in first person poetry of a young boy who goes with his family to visit his grandfather. It is easy to follow and the words that his grandfather told him about the Savior and the sacrament make the reader take a step back and evaluate their own worship during this sacred ordinance whether young or old. We used this book as a family home evening story and it was a huge success! We discussed the importance of reverence and the renewal of baptismal covenants made for those who have been baptized. A huge bonus is the definition of sacramental terms at the end of the book that are a great reference for explaining each part of the sacrament. A great book for all ages of children to read and look at the pictures and as an adult I enjoyed it too!
I received a complimentary copy of this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
By Andrea, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is an excellent children's book! John Bytheway's story is such a great reminder about why members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take the sacrament on a weekly basis. I love the lesson the grandfather taught about focusing on what is important, and not getting distracted by everything else around us during this sacred time each week. I also really liked the section at the end that tells about the symbols of the sacrament. It is so important to understand why we do things, and this book is a great way to help teach/remind our children about what the sacrament is all about.