2022 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal Winner - Religion/Spirituality
As a loving Father, God invites all his beloved children to come to him. In a fun and friendly way, The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children encourages children to pray to our Father with reverence and boldness.
Join FatCat, the friendly feline, as he learns the Lord’s Prayer—Jesus’s prayer that teaches us how to pray. This simple yet profound prayer shapes children’s love for God, need for forgiveness from God, and dependence on God for strength and protection. Learn the Lord’s Prayer and search for FatCat on every page!
Each petition of the Lord’s Prayer has a full-page illustration from Jesus’s life and a reflection on its meaning. With a list of Scripture references and a guided family prayer, this FatCat book helps God’s children understand, memorize, and pray the Lord’s Prayer.
Get the coloring book companion to The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children.
It is difficult and yet simple for parents and teachers to teach the Christian faith to children, difficult because most adults find it hard to stand in their shoes, and simple when they do so in a concrete, practical, imaginative way. That is what Senkbeil and Kennedy have done for us in their lovely handbook on the Lord’s Prayer. [The Lord’s Prayer] combines warm, engaging artwork that appeals to their imagination with plain biblical explanations that do not underestimate their spiritual intelligence. All that is done in a practical way by association with the actual recitation of the Lord’s Prayer. A stunning achievement!
—John W. Kleinig, grandfather and pastor
What I love about The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children is the way it makes the core tenets of the Christian faith, however complex, accessible for children; not only accessible but enjoyable when paired with such beautiful illustrations and the fun of finding FatCat on every page! I can’t wait to read this book with my daughter and watch her learn these truths about our great God in such an interactive way.
—Rachel Joy Welcher, mother and writer
The FatCat books are written in the spirit of Luther’s catechism with beautifully diverse illustrations that make the historic Christian faith accessible to a new generation of children. The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children is a wonderful addition to the series. Through simple questions and answers, Senkbeil explains that God, our Father, is present by his Word to set us apart as holy, bring his kingdom, make his will known, provide for us, forgive our sins, protect us from evil, and keep his glorious promises. What a beautiful for resource family discipleship!
—Jared Kennedy, editor at The Gospel Coalition, author of The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible and Keeping Your Children's Ministry on Mission
How can anyone, no matter how young or old, grasp the message of the Bible? The church’s answer has always been the catechism: The Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments.
The catechism teaches us what the Bible teaches us: our faith. The catechism is “fat,” bursting at the seams with meaning and challenge. FatCat is our way of making the catechism approachable, bringing theology to readers of all ages.
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The FatCat series gives children a vision of the Bible’s ethic (in the Ten Commandments), its confession (as summarized in the Apostles’ Creed), and its devotional life (given to us in the Lord’s Prayer). This ancient-but-new set of lenses, what the church has called the ‘rule of faith,’ will equip your kids for a lifelong Christian journey.
—Jared Kennedy, editor at The Gospel Coalition; author of books for children and families, including Faith-Builder Catechism and The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible
Natasha Kennedy is a freelance illustrator and homeschooling mom from Seattle, Washington. She and her husband, Lindsay, have four children and a grey kitty named Tiny.
Harold L. Senkbeil is a grandpa and pastor. He and his beloved Jane celebrated fifty years of marriage before her death in December 2021. They have three children and four grandchildren. He loves to write. If you visit Waukesha, Wisconsin you might see him and his grandkids driving around on his ’51 John Deere tractor, Johnnie B.