Couched in the language and look of a fairy tale, and rich in solemn beauty, this tale of what happened when a destitute widow begs only a crust of bread in return for offering the Royal Wedding Mass is based on a true miracle.
The Weight of a Mass supplies a tale rooted in Christian tradition to fill a sorely-neglected gap. While this fairy tale neither treats of theology, nor of the actual liturgy of the Mass itself, it presents this reality with the respect and reverence due to it.
For the members of the Catholic and Orthodox churches, to whom the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the source and summit of their spirituality, the release of The Weight of a Mass, A Tale of Faith has been a genuine cause for celebration.
The book includes an Author 's Postscript about the historical miracle that prompted the telling.
"Lilting storytelling style. Charming." -School Library Journal
"Wholly beautiful." -Kirkus Reviews
"...beautiful..." -Father John Corapi, SOLT
"...passionate dialogue...a story of faith and recognition." -British Columbia Catholic
"...a perfectly told tale." -Education Oasis
Author: Josephine Nobisso
Blessings Every Day: 365 Simple Devotions for the Very Young (Little Blessings)
Blessings Every Day introduces young children ages 2-5 to the Bible and its wonderful promises. The simple devotions feature a Bible verse for every day of the year along with text written in a light, upbeat style that connects with a young child's experiences. Each devotion is highlighted by a short poem or prayer, and every page is colorfully enhanced with an adorable illustration by the Care Bears artist.
Ages 2 and up
Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Anna feels quite grown up when she spends the night at her grandpa and grandma's house. But at bedtime, when night falls and the big house seems less familiar, Anna wants to know, "Can God see me in the dark?" Weaving the tender and child-friendly story of Anna with a Biblical account of Pentecost, CAN GOD SEE ME IN THE DARK? helps children learn how to know and see Jesus with the "eyes of their heart." This simple yet powerful story explains the gift of the Holy Spirit to children in a way that assures them of Jesus' abiding love and presence in their lives.
Author: Neal Lozano