“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – C. S. Lewis
Review and Comments
If you are
looking for a book full of action, Prince
Martin Wins His Sword by Brandon Hale is a good choice. It is a story of
courage, friendship, and the strength and faithfulness of a father.
Prince Martin lives in a castle surrounded by knights, their
code of behavior, and their amazing weapons.
Martin aspires to have his very own sword one day. He also has an undisclosed dream to own a
faithful and brave dog, but the sword is his great desire. His father, the King, wisely makes the judgment
that Martin is much too young for a sword and that his staff and sling is
enough for him at this point in his life. He explains that when Martin demonstrates
that he is brave, loyal, and true, he will be deemed worthy to own a
sword. This is a goal Martin hopes to
reach, but he has no idea how he will achieve those very lofty traits.
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Lent is not my favorite season. There. I said it out loud. It’s a rough one for me, but I’m making a serious effort NOT to pass my ‘bad attitude’ towards this holy time down to my children.
I’ve looked for ways to teach my young kids about their relationship with God and helping others and making sacrifices during the Lenten season. Each year I work to try new things and see what works and what doesn’t. (Let’s be real, there’s been a lot that hasn’t worked!) Last year we did the Jesus Tree from Nancy over at Catholic Sprouts. My kids LOVED it! (You can buy it here.) So we are planning to do it again this year. And I have a few new ideas up my sleeve. (Backyard stations of the cross? We shall see!)
But as you all know, I love books. There’s no better way to teach kids than by curling up with them to read a book. Most holidays and seasons are FULL of book lists, but Lent is one that doesn’t have quite so many options.
This is why I’ve put this list together! Consider it my Lenten offering to you. I’ve tried to give as many options as possible. One for each day of Lent if necessary! This list is full of prayer books, reflection books, beautiful picture books, religious stories retold, Catholic fiction stories, stories of sacrifice, and stories of giving to others.
So, this Lent, find some books that might work for you and your family and have blessed, beautiful, and holy Lent!
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Books of Prayer/Reflection for Children
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