Written by Betsy Puntel & Hannah Roberts
Illustrated by Debra Bandelin & Bob Dacey
One of the best liturgical-catechetical Mass books
for young children. The writers have done an exceptional job of presenting the
rituals of the Mass in a way that will engage children and enable them to
reflect at their own level on the meaning of the parts of the Mass.
Also, throughout the text, children are presented
with questions that will draw them into participation in the Mass and help them
develop a Eucharistic spirituality.
Specifications: Hardcover - 7" x 8 3/4" -
book is a treasure for young children and their parents. The celebration
of Mass unfolds in a simple and engaging way, to deepen faith and shape
understanding, to provide for greater participation and to behold God's love
for us in Jesus. Betsy Puntel and Hannah Roberts, with A Child's Book of the
Mass, place in the hands of parents an excellent guide to give their children a
lasting love for the Sunday Eucharist."
Reverend Gerald Dennis Gill
Director, Office for Divine Worship
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
"A Child's Book of the Mass is the sort of at home catechesis that helps
parents assume the responsibility they accepted at their children's Baptism. It
is clearly written and well-illustrated. The questions given for the children
are well designed to invite and encourage their participation and also give
them a sense of accomplished learning. The language is not childish and
communicates a sense of the seriousness of the topic. It's the sort of book that
one could imagine becoming part of a child's Saturday night bedtime."