Listening for God: Silence Practice for Little Ones

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“Years ago, I started having my young children practice silent time each day. They loved the story of Elijah and the still, small voice, and we’d talk about it in the same way this book does.”

Written with a deep understanding of children and their precious spirituality, Listening to God: Silence Practice for Little Ones is the perfect way to help your children begin learning to listen to the voice of God. The practice of silence and prayer, as shown in the example of the great prophet Elijah, is something that your children will depend on throughout their whole lives. This book is the perfect way to show them how to begin!

Designed as a classic children’s book, this work is intended to be read over and over, teaching your children—as well as the reader!— the importance of spending time in silence with God. Katie Warner, author of numerous wonderful children’s books each year, explains that she experienced the same thing with her children: “At first, our silent time training only lasted a minute. Then two, three, four minutes and more—a building block to future holy hours that our little ones will spend in the chapel or at home listening for God’s voice and getting to know their Savior and Best Friend.”

God calls us and our children to be saints—this book will help your children start their journey early and give them spiritual tools to use for a lifetime!

Give your child this priceless gift and give it early, as it is one that will reap eternal rewards—for what can give us a greater reward in this life than an early cultivation in the art of prayer & silence?



Katie Warner
Amy Rodriguez
TAN Books
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11 Reviews

  • 4
    Great book to teach children about silence and prayer

    Posted by Sandra Fournier on Nov 24th 2023

    I gave this book as a gift to a friend for his family. Him and his wife read it to their little ones and were so pleasantly surprised how many questions were stirred up by their children.

  • 5
    Great for little ones!

    Posted by Jaimie on Oct 23rd 2023

    Our 5-year-old daughter loves this book. It's a fun way to introduce them to the idea and practice of quiet prayer time!

  • 5
    Listening for God

    Posted by Theresa Birlson on Oct 16th 2023

    Beautiful and engaging for children! It makes the story if Elijah alive and VERY MEMORABLE because the children are in physically brought in to the story!

  • 5
    Great Book!

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 12th 2023

    This will be a Christmas gift for non-practicing Christians.

  • 5
    Introducing children to silence, listening for God in that silence, and prayer.

    Posted by Carleen Short on Sep 26th 2023

    I bought this book to gift to parents of young children. The concept was interesting to them. I'm waiting to hear back on its execution.

  • 5
    What a treasure! Our kids actually settled down and were more engaged at family prayer time thanks to this book. Thank you Katie!

    Posted by Jamie W. on May 24th 2023

    I can'tsay enough good things about this book! I had the opportunity to speak with the author and she suggested reading it before beginning family prayer time, so before we began our family rosary, which normally would have involved quite a few moans and groans, mostly from our busy boys who don;t like to sit still for long, we gathered the kids around to read the book together. Our oldest daughter, 12, read the book to everyone and she really enjoyed having such a captive audience. I was most amazed at how our 10 year old twin boys and 4 year old boy all settled down and were really engaged in the family prayer time like never before. It was such a beautiful thing to witness and I'm so grateful to Katie for this book and sharing her wisdom to help our family improve prayer time together and grow closer to Jesus. Thanks Katie and Deo Gratias!

  • 5
    a delightful way to introduce children to quiet prayer time

    Posted by Jennifer on May 24th 2023

    I got this to use with my 1st grade class during our unit on prayer, and was VERY pleased with it! I love that it retells the story of Elijah hearing God in the quiet wind, then has the kids act out being fire, and earthquake, etc. before listening for God in silent prayer. Getting those wiggles out before expecting young children to sit silently is smart! I will be using this with my 8 year old this Lent as we add silent prayer time to our day.

  • 5
    Listening for God

    Posted by Sarah M. on Mar 21st 2023

    Listening for God

  • 5
    A delightful read (and reread)

    Posted by PATRICIA H. on Feb 27th 2023

    A delightful read (and reread) for young children, but also a great reflection for all children of God. It brings Scripture to life and effectively incorporates physical activity in a way that glorifies our Creator.

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