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Seven Years Old and Preparing for Baptism

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews
As a seven-year-old boy, George Durrant had several meaningful experiences when he was preparing for baptism. Each of these experiences helped him learn a different gospel principle that strengthened his testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Now as a grandfather, he has written and illustrated this delightful book about that year in his life. He says, "The stor ...more
Paperback, 60 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Brigham Distributing
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I read this book to my son, who is preparing for baptism. He liked it, and really connected with most of the the stories. There were a few stories I didn't like, however, because I don't think they adequately (or appropriately in one case) conveyed the topics they were about. But on the whole, I think this book is a good option if you're looking for something for your child. Although it is geared towards boys (there are other things, but most notably, the chapter on prayer is about the priesthoo ...more
I gave this book a five because it is wonderful at accomplishing exactly what I hoped it would! We have several books about baptism but they are all more of a lecture and loose the young child right from the start. Not this one, George is a wonderful story teller and uses dialog that pulls young children in. He uses stories that happened to him during his young life to isslustrate how Heavenly Father was teaching him the things he needed to understand before he made the commitment to be baptized ...more
This is a cute book. It has 11 chapters and each chapter is a story from the author's childhood (when he was 7) about different topics: compassion, honesty, honoring his parents, loyalty, prayer, etc.

The kids and I enjoyed it.
Kris at Book Wishes
We bought this for my son's baptism and gave it to him right before, great book for children right before they are baptized at age 8.
Jun 04, 2008 Jana rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: LDS families with baptism-age children
Recommended to Jana by: George himself gave me a copy!
George is a great storyteller. He has this low-key, self-effacing sense of humor which immediately draws you in.
This book is wonderful-- I read it to my youngest son when he was seven, about to turn eight, and it was the sweetest experience. We laughed and cried together. There is nothing preachy or didactic here, just these excellent character-building stories that subtly point to why developmentally eight is the ideal age for baptism.

I promptly ordered them for every 7-year-old in our ward pr
Carly Christensen
I liked this book because it told me how to prepare for baptism.
I loved reading this with my 7 year-old. It was written so well for this exact age.
I gave this a five because it fulfilled the intent for which I bought it. I wanted to read it to my children as my son prepared to be bapized. There are a variety of stories from George Durrant's childhood that he shares- each one taught him something and prepared him to be baptized and keep the covenants made. My children ages 7, 5 and 3 all enjoyed listening to the stories and wanted me to read them again.
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