Monday, June 23, 2008

Parish Media Liaison Post

June 23, 2008
Make the Connection...using new media to strengthen your connection to faith!

Looking for a GREAT summer read for yourself and the kids?

My pick this week is books! Low tech, old media form of strengthening your faith!

For elementary school kids (all are enthusiastically approved by my 7 year old):
Loyola Kids Book of Saints by Amy Welborn. Written in an easy to understand, kid friendly language, Amy incorporates questions and reflections on the lives of some really interesting saints.
The Weight of a Mass by Josephine Nobisso Tells a beautiful tale of a wedding, a poor beggar and a disbelieving town who comes see believe in the power of grace poured out to us during our participation in the Mass, Also great as a tool for discussion with older kids!
The Princess and the Kiss for girls and The Squire and the Scroll for boys both by Jennie Bishop touch on the subject of purity and chastity in a kid-friendly way. BEAUTIFUL illustrations and a wonderful message.

For Tweens
Non fiction but fun question and answer book called "Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?" by Matthew Pinto. Some topics are for older teens so you can use this book for a long time!

For Teens
Catholic Reluctantly by Christian M. Frank (interviewed last week on the Catholic Moments Podcast with Lisa Hendey). I recently purchased it but haven't read it yet, it looks good!

The Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman My 14 year old recently read it an LOVED it! Regina has also written several more books not to be missed!

Pierced by a Sword, Conceived Without Sin and House of Gold by Bud MacFarlane have been my favorite Catholic fiction books so far. These books are free along with other great Catholic CDs on various topics!

If you have questions or suggestions about "Make the Connection", feel free to contact me!
Peace of Christ to you!


The Perseverance Podcast said...

Hey Kerry,

I heard you on Lisa H's Podcast about the Catholic New Media Celebration. One of my favorite Catholic Fiction books is Marcus Grodi's "How Firm a Foundation". And rumor has it that he is currently working on a sequel, but it won't be out for quite some time. God Bless : )

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xaipe said...

Sr Julia of the Daughters of St. Paul has a whole series of YouTube book reviews under the heading "Best Catholic Books." She just did one on fiction; coming up: St. Paul!
I'm her, um, producer...