Window on the World by Molly Wall
My review: 5 of 5 stars
Window on the World presents a comprehensive but concise summary of peoples from around the world that the Christian community is trying to reach. It is written in a way that children can easily understand, and each entry is short enough that a family can share in specific prayer each night while learning about children in different parts of the world. Even a country with such a complex history as Afghanistan is explained to children in an accurate and compelling way that will interest young readers and give them a “window” into the life of a child in that country. Each country or people group is allotted about 2 pages, enough to allow for some understanding but not so much as to be overwhelming. Window on the World is a perfect guide for parents to lead their children in prayer for others. The photos, illustrations, and layout are well-suited and well-designed with smiling children and bright colors and little boxes of interesting facts. The style of writing is like storytelling rather than encyclopedic, using anecdotes featuring children. Adults too will learn of people they likely never heard of before. I highly recommend this book for ages 8-12, for families who pray together and for teachers in churches or Christian schools.
About the book:
Did you know there are about two hundred thirty different countries in our world? The people who live in them belong to many thousands of smaller groups, who speak different languages and have different customs. Sometimes they have come from other places and settled in a new country they now call home. This book will tell you about some countries and people groups. In some of these places, little is known about God’s love shown to us in Jesus. The book will help you to pray that this good news will become more widely known there.
At the end of each section are prayers for you to use for the country or people group you’ve been reading about – some to thank God, some to ask God. You can pray them all at once, or maybe one each on different days of the week. Remember, all the stories and information, maps and flags, pictures and prayers are there for a bigger reason – to help you change the world by prayer. This revised edition includes new entries for more countries and people groups, with updated information and prayer points from the team at Operation World. Through Window on the World, young people and adults alike can discover and pray for the peoples of the world.
Please note: In accordance with FTC guidelines, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.