Catholic Prayer Book for Children

Book cover: 'Catholic Prayer Book for Children'
Author(s): 
Julianne M. Will
Copyright: 
2004
Publisher: 
Our Sunday Visitor
Binding: 
Sewn Hardcover
Number of pages: 
64 pages
Subject(s): 
Review: 

This is a very nice children's prayer book illustrated with full-color cartoon-like pictures. The book includes:

  • Traditional prayers like the Hail Mary, Our Father and Morning Offering
  • Prayers of the Saints, like Prayer of Saint Francis and Breastplate of St. Patrick
  • Prayers and Mysteries of the Rosary (including the Luminous mysteries)
  • Psalms from the Bible
  • Some special prayers written just for children
  • Gentle invitations for children to talk to God in their own words too.
  • A segment on "Going to Confession" which includes instructions as well as prayers
  • "Stuff Every Catholic Kid Should Know" like Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy and the Ten Commandments
  • "Prayers from the Mass"

I was pleased to see that the Scripture Citations are from the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition (the best modern translation of the Bible). This book is particularly well-suited for a First Communion or Birthday gift for a godchild or for parishes or Catholic organizations to give as gifts to First Communicants. It would be nice to put such an attractive and substantial booklet in the hands of every child (so many Catholic children grow up without understanding many of the basics covered by this book). The publisher has made this more feasible by offering it in softcover at such a reasonable price of under four dollars!

Perspective: 
Catholic
Additional notes: 

Also available in softcover

Review Date: 
5-12-04
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