Posts Tagged ‘books’

Prayers for Peace – Plus Books and Resources

Peace building takes work! Children’s books, congregational resources, and even a podcast on ways large and small to build peace in everyday life.

Books and Music for Lent: Paraclete Press

As the calendar draws near to Lent, many churches and individuals are looking for books and resources for the journey. Paraclete Press has new offerings for Lent, as well as trusted favorites. From books to CDs… children to adults… there is something for everyone.

Books on Death and Grief

A variety of books on death and grief for all audiences from children and teens to adults, for those helping others cope with grief and for those grieving themselves.

The Congregation that Reads Together: A Book Basket Enhances Adult Ed.

With limited time and space for Sunday morning adult education, one congregation chooses a book to read as a community; conversation and community grow.

Book Review: Three Children’s Books for Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, Kate Siberine reviews three children’s books for Christmas. These are sure to be favorites for any child in your life.

St. Francis of Assisi: 7 Books From Paraclete Press

St. Francis of Assisi was far more than a lover of animals. 7 books will introduce you to the bold and inspirational figure. Includes children’s suggestion.

Books for Lent: Forward Movement 2015

As you no doubt know, Lent Madness is the world’s most popular online Lenten devotion. For people around the globe, the saintly smackdown is the very definition of Lenten devotion (and competition). Though it’s hard to believe, some people prefer a different approach to Lent, so I’m glad to share with you four other resources Forward Movement is really excited to offer you this Lent and Easter.

12 Children’s Christmas Books to Tell the Birth of Jesus

We’ve chosen twelve books that use text and image to capture the imagination of the very young and those who read to them! Some of these books use Scripture, some tell the story from the point of view of animals at the manger, some combine science and imagination to fill in what the Gospels don’t say. Grab a […]

Secular Books That Tell Christian Stories

As a former children’s book buyer for a large independent bookstore, children’s books are among my favorite to sell. Now, as the director of a cathedral bookstore, one of my greatest joys has been to introduce Christian educators, parents and grandparents to a plethora of brilliant and beautifully illustrated picture books.

While there are many Christian books that I recommend, I also keep a collection of “secular” books which have strong life-giving themes. In many ways, these books not only demonstrate the Christian message indirectly, but help us share it with others.

At a diocesan convention a few years ago, I was asked to bring these types of books to sell in the bookstore booth. They were a huge hit! As you consider gifts for non-Christian friends and relatives, and also resources for your own shelves, I’d like to share some of my favorites with you here.

Children’s Picture Books about Pancakes

What could be better than learning about the saints during Lent? And you can do this all the while March Madness occurs with the basketball playoffs, which in my opinion seem to go on forever. Join the “Lent Madness” fever and root for your favorite saint to take the big prize.