The Gospel for Children
About the book
Written in a charming rhyming style and featuring brightly-colored illustrations, The Gospel for Children introduces preschool and middle-school-aged children to Jesus through the major events in his life.
The Gospel for Children is exceptional in its quality, its theology, its presentation, its ability to touch children’s hearts as well as their imaginations. I heartily recommend this beautiful written and illustrated life of Jesus as a story that can be used as bedtime reading as well as a book to teach children more formally about Jesus.
Big truth is best communicated in small and simple ways — which then — is not small or simple at all! This lovely book is a lovely example of such big truth.
The Gospel for Children is a delightful book for parents or grandparents to read aloud to their children or grandchildren. The flow of rhythm and rhyme catches one’s attention and helps focus on the story. Colorful illustrations further assist in integrating the lesson. I can also imagine a group of young students sitting in a semi-circle on the floor listening and watching with awe as the book is read. Clearly the author has put a lot of time and reflection into how best to share the Good News with children.
Such a clever, age appropriate way to introduce the good news of Jesus Christ to young children! The lively rhymes, the sweet illustrations, interpret the Gospels to ‘tell the story.’ Parents, grandparents, godparents will delight in reading this aloud and will find themselves wanting to deepen their own knowledge of the Scriptures. What a good book to ‘take-with’ as families go off to Church!
Archdiocese of Boston