The Children's Book of Faith

Author: William John Bennett
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385327718
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 101
View: 7171
Offers young readers an inspirational compilation of poems, tales, Bible stories, scripture passages, and other selections.

The Children's Book of America

Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684849305
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
View: 6119
Presents stories of significant events and people in American history, patriotic songs, and American folk tales and poems.

The Children's Book of Heroes

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684834450
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
View: 7269
William Bennett and Michael Hague, the team that brought us the national bestseller The Children's Book of Virtues, have once again collaborated to create The Children's Book of Heroes, a beautifully illustrated celebration of heroic deeds, both real and fictional, that will delight and inspire millions of young children and their parents. "We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues, the #1 bestseller that millions of American families turn to for moral inspiration. With excerpts chosen for young children, this new treasury presents splendid tales of the valor and indomitable spirit that are a lasting testament to our cherished values. Jackie Robinson stands fast on the playing field -- and his strength of character inspires a nation. David slays Goliath -- and his faith and bravery give hope to underdogs everywhere. A little boy goes in search of an angel -- and finds one who guards him day and night: his own mother. From Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa to warriors on the battlefield, real moms and dads, and even young girls and boys, here are worthy and heroic figures all kids can look up to and emulate. The Children's Book of Heroes is a celebration of the endurance, sacrifice, courage, and compassion that characterize truly heroic deeds.

Children's Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068481353X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 111
View: 9956
A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

Hats of Faith

Author: Medeia Cohan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452176051
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 12
View: 9382
Hats of Faith is a simple and striking introduction to the shared custom of religious head coverings. With bright images and a carefully researched interfaith text, this thoughtful book inspires understanding and celebrates our culturally diverse modern world.

Leap of Faith

Author: Jamie Blair
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144244715X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 4058
Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, “compulsively readable” (School Library Journal) romantic read that Kirkus Reviews calls a “marvelous debut, moving and suspenseful.” Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth: Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her. Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?


Author: Maya Ajmera,Magda Nakassis,Cynthia Pon
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1580891772
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 8013
Children around the world celebrate their different religions through prayer, song, reading holy books, listening to others, chanting, participating in festivals, the clothes they wear, the holy places they visit, and by caring for others.

First Prayers

Author: Troy Howell
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402764547
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
View: 7924
A collection of illustrated prayers for children to be thankful for all the things in their lives.

The Faith Club

A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding
Author: Ranya Idliby,Suzanne Oliver,Priscilla Warner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298624
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 4448
"Welcome to the Faith Club. We're three mothers from three faiths—Islam, Christianity, and Judaism—who got together to write a picture book for our children that would highlight the connections between our religions. But no sooner had we started talking about our beliefs and how to explain them to our children than our differences led to misunderstandings. Our project nearly fell apart." After September 11th, Ranya Idliby, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent, faced constant questions about Islam, God, and death from her children, the only Muslims in their classrooms. Inspired by a story about Muhammad, Ranya reached out to two other mothers—a Christian and a Jew—to try to understand and answer these questions for her children. After just a few meetings, however, it became clear that the women themselves needed an honest and open environment where they could admit—and discuss—their concerns, stereotypes, and misunderstandings about one another. After hours of soul-searching about the issues that divided them, Ranya, Suzanne, and Priscilla grew close enough to discover and explore what united them. The Faith Club is a memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices that will make readers feel as if they are eavesdropping on the authors' private conversations, provocative discussions, and often controversial opinions and conclusions. The authors wrestle with the issues of anti-Semitism, prejudice against Muslims, and preconceptions of Christians at a time when fundamentalists dominate the public face of Christianity. They write beautifully and affectingly of their families, their losses and grief, their fears and hopes for themselves and their loved ones. And as the authors reveal their deepest beliefs, readers watch the blossoming of a profound interfaith friendship and the birth of a new way of relating to others. In a final chapter, they provide detailed advice on how to start a faith club: the questions to ask, the books to read, and most important, the open-minded attitude to maintain in order to come through the experience with an enriched personal faith and understanding of others. Pioneering, timely, and deeply thoughtful, The Faith Club's caring message will resonate with people of all faiths.

Big Book of Ideas for Children's Faith Formation

Fun Activities, Projects, Crafts
Author: Beth Branigan McNamara
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
ISBN: 9780879730185
Category: Education
Page: 377
View: 7544
If you can round up some construction paper, a few old magazines, a box of Q-Tips, a spool of ribbon, and some glue, this book will show you how to make hours of fun for young children. These are all faith-centered, classroom-tested activities, and it's the only book of its kind made especially for Catholic children.

The Book of Faith

Author: Elaine Kalman Naves
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781927535745
Category: Fiction
Page: 402
View: 3630
Mordecai Richler meets Jane Austen in The Book of Faith. Faith, Rhoda, and Erica, affectionately known the Three Graces, are members of a liberal Jewish congregation in contemporary Montreal. Rabbi Nate wants a grand new synagogue; Marty, the congregation's treasurer, harbours a raunchy secret; and Melly is a hard-nosed Holocaust survivor with an agenda. Award-winning author Elaine Kalman Naves's debut novel is a delicious send-up of synagogue politics. It is also a paean to friendship.

Book of Virtues

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671683063
Category: Education
Page: 831
View: 6280
A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

A Story of Faith

Author: Rosie Moore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681422749
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 94
View: 7275
We all long to be loved unconditionally, and out of our own imperfect upbringing, we may determine to love our children and make up for anything we feel we missed in our own childhood. The life of a premature child starts in the safety of the womb, but is interrupted through a premature, abrupt birth where the child is forced to come out of the safety of the womb and breathe the cold air of this world. A parent quickly becomes aware of their child's need for comfort and love, but this love is initially limited by the medical devices used to sustain life. Rosie Moore was given the worst case scenario as she sat in a labor and delivery unit at a local hospital. This is where the miracles were revealed by the Master planner in her life.

The Radical Book for Kids

Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith
Author: George Thornton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781942572718
Category: Religion
Page: 253
View: 7644
"The Gospel story for kids" -- p. 4 of cover.

The Weight of a Mass

A Tale of Faith
Author: Josephine Nobisso,Katalin Szegedi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780940112100
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7265
On the day of a royal wedding in a kingdom where everyone has grown careless in the practice of their Catholic faith, a poor widow helps reveal the true value of the Mass.

The Story of King Jesus

Author: Ben Irwin
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781412811
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 956
People of God pass their faith to the next generation by telling the story of how God rescues his children. This richly illustrated book continues to tell that story—from the creation of the world to Jesus’s victory over death. Designed for children ages 4 to 8, The Story of King Jesus is the gospel told in a single story—a story meant to be read from start to finish in one sitting. The Story of King Jesus will captivate your child’s imagination, nurture their spiritual curiosity, and draw them into the full Bible story as they embark on a lifetime of following Jesus the King.

Dear Pope Francis

The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World
Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829444343
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 76
View: 2895
Now a New York Times best seller! If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be? Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. But all of them are from children who deserve to know and feel God’s unconditional love. Also available in Spanish as Querido Papa Francisco. "Feels akin to sitting in on a series of intimate conversations." -Publishers Weekly "The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children." -Kirkus Reviews


A Story of Faith and Survival
Author: Susan Lowe,Diane Iverson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517061005
Page: 136
View: 8218
On the heels of World War II, the communist leader of Yugoslavia attempted to wipe out the ethnic Germans (Donauschwaben) living within his borders, many of whom had been loyal Yugoslav citizens for generations. History books have been silent on this tragic ethnic cleansing, but Josie shines a light on the atrocities Tito committed against these people and one family in particular. Cowritten by Josie's daughter and niece, this book is the fictionalized account of four-year-old Josie who is separated from her family, after many of the Donauschwaben are murdered, she is initially interned in a concentration camp with her twelve-year-old brother and later, frightened and alone, she finds herself in Rudolfsnad, a death camp Every time Josie thinks freedom is within reach it's snatched away and yet she holds fast to hope, trusting that God will somehow pull her and her family through this darkness, just as he carried them through Hitler's war. An extraordinary story of faith and courage, Josie speaks up for the forgotten victims of the Donauschwaben genocide.

George Washington

His Legacy of Faith, Character, and Courage
Author: Demi
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1621642348
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 42
View: 2477
In this beautifully illustrated book, children will learn the epic story of George Washington, the father of our country, and be inspired by his strong faith, character, and courage. They will discover that the animating force of his heroic life was a deep, abiding faith and trust in God. Captivatingly illustrated with lovely water colors, this book begins with interesting facts about Washington's ancestors, who had been involved with important key moments in British history, and the story of his forefathers who then came to the United States. We learn about the life of young George growing up in Virginia and how he developed the skills needed for farming, hunting, horse riding and self-defense. It shows how he was devoutly religious from the time of his youth. It tells about his great military career and leadership, with many heroic moments in battles, capped by leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War for America's independence. And then bringing unity, strength and growth to our new country with his being elected as America's first President.

32 Days

A Story of Faith and Courage
Author: Ellen Lucey Prozeller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780819806574
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 419
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen relates the story of young Pei, whose devotion to the Blessed Sacrament in 1948 China, at the risk of her life, inspired him to spend more time with Jesus. Includes historical information, discussion questions, and glossary.