Title: God, When Will You Answer My Prayers?
Samantha the dog lives with her
human parents, but she’s not always very happy. She sees other dogs that
have loving parents, and she wishes her parents could be like that, too.
One day she’s introduced
to the concept of prayer, and she prays for her human parents to love her. What
she doesn’t expect is that God answers prayers very differently than she wants them to be answered, and the end results
can be even better than she could expect.
This is a simple children’s
story about answered prayer. At one point the author digresses into a small sermon
on following Biblical rules, which really has nothing to do with the story. But
mostly it’s about how Samantha learns about God and how to ask for what she needs.
While the book has a sweet ending,
the plot was a bit too simple. The story might have been helped by some more
tension or an additional complication. It felt like her prayers were answered
a little too quickly, maybe giving children a false impression of how easy it is to get what they pray for.
Muse Review Mark: Good
Alice Berger, Muse Reviews