The Sacrament

by John Bytheway, Nathan A. Pinnock

The Sacrament
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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.

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based upon 11 reviews
The Sacrament by John Bytheway
By , 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.

Really helps kids understand the importance of the sacrament
By , 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.

Excellent message for young and old alike!
By , 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.

About the Authors

John Bytheway

JOHN BYTHEWAY served a mission to the Philippines and later graduated from Brigham Young University. He has a master's degree in religious education and is a part-time instructor at the BYU Salt Lake Center. John is the author of many bestselling books, audio talks, and DVDs, including How to Be an Extraordinary Teen; Life Rocks; and his first children's picture book, The Sacrament. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children.

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Nathan A. Pinnock

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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