Resource Roundup, Oct 2020

I’ve been coming across some really great resources lately, and I wanted to share them with all of you.

I received a questions recently from a St. Paul’s parishioner about a prayer book for a child, and I have one I can heartily recommend.

Common Prayer for Children and Families

Common Prayer for Children and Families is totally great. It’s a nice, large size with very legible text, and it’s written to be easily understandable. The illustrations are very cute and reverent. You can order it on Amazon!

Celebrate Wonder Bible Storybook

The Celebrate Wonder Story Bible is unlike any other story bible I’ve seen. It accurately depicts stories including people of color, and works to correct some of the harmful assumptions I’ve seen in other children’s story bibles. For example, each Gospel is allowed to tell its own story, and so the baptism of Jesus is repeated three times, each with the details as they are explained in their respective gospel. There’s no easy answers when it comes to faith, and each sacred story includes a wondering question or activity that invites the reader to participate in the sacred story. Instead of prioritizing dogma, it prioritizes how the characters righteously relate to God or to one another and invited the reader to see how these stories apply to their own life. You can get it on Amazon!

Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints

Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints is one of my favorite books I’ve come across recently. It highlights people of faith who made (or are making!) a difference for good, and it includes people of many different faiths, people of diverse genders, races, and sexual orientations. It has so much to teach us! It’s great for middle-grade children, but I’m also learning a lot since I’ve been incorporating it into my prayer times. You can get it on Amazon!

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