There are some events so special or so sacred that only a white shirt should be worn. In this new gift book White Shirts, author Deborah Rowley shares the tender experiences of a dad and his son during the most memorable events in a family's life. From baby blessing to baptism to receiving the Aaronic Priesthood, including many spiritual experience in between, these picture books will allow parents and their children to reflect upon the importance of sacred ordinances and look forward to the time when families can be together forever.
I got this for a nephew who is turning 8 and who had a baby blessing, but the family isn't active. He is interested but lives too far away to go with an active family member. I thought this might spark something, but I opened up and the first few sentences were "Today you were baptized. I stood in the baptismal font as you came down..." so not a good choice for him. I thought it was going to be a story about a little boy, not a story about the child reading the story. I got my daughter "Daughter of a King" for her birthday and it was about a girl named Katie. She still understands it applies to her and I was thinking this book would be that same type of thing. So it doesn't work and I'll have to get something else for his birthday...good thing I planed ahead! Otherwise it is a good book.
I gave this book to my 7yr old for Easter. He turns 8 this summer('09). It helped him understand the importance of baptism, not just from mom and dad.
This book brought tears to my own eyes. (my hubby says I am just a boob when it comes to things like this). I have boys in many of the ways the book points out. A baby on his blessing day, a boy who is getting baptized and a boy who will get the priesthood, soon.
This is a GREAT book for anyone who has a boy in their family.