Blog Tour Review: I Hope They Call Me On a Mission by Benjamin Hyrum White

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission blog tour

I Hope They Call Me On a MissionI Hope They Call Me On a Mission
by Benjamin Hyrum White
Illistrated by Corey Egbert
Childrens Book
Hardcover, 38 Pages
March 10th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Summary

It’s never too young to prepare! This charmingly illustrated picture book teaches children what it’s like to be a missionary, from riding a bike to studying the gospel to having a companion, and everything they can do now to be ready so that when the time comes, they’ll be the best missionaries they can be. Colorful and cute, it’s a perfect gift for baptisms and birthdays.

  

My Review

I Hope They Call Me On a Mission was so cute! I loved the pictures, which immediately pulled me in as well as my kids. I also loved that the written story was a good length on each page. There wasn't too much or too little to read. I also liked that it went through and showed what children could do now that would prepare them for a mission later. The book pointed out some things that kids probably don't think about, like exercising, eating unique (and sometimes disgusting) food, and being rejected. Then it also pointed out the good things and how, even now, they can start building those spiritual muscles that they'll use on their mission. This was definitely a book that we can read with our children to help remind them how to be good examples now and prepare for the future.

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort for my complimentary review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Ben White is the author of 10 Questions to Answer while Preparing for a Mission. He has been a Seminary Teacher from 2003 to the present. He has a M.A. in Religious Education from BYU, B.S. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from BYU. He is an EFY speaker and has recorded two talks with the Mormon Channel on their “For the Youth” program.

Corey Egbert has always loved books and art, so when he discovered that he could create both at the same time by being an illustrator, he couldn’t have been happier. His illustrations can be seen in The Niuhi Shark Saga books and the album covers of recording artist Rob Taylor. He lives in Buena Vista, Virginia, with his wife Natalya, son Oliver, and their cat, Rex.

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