Friday, November 5, 2021

Literary Friday: A Saint a Day

 




Happy Literary Friday, My Lovelies!  Lately I've been sharing Christmas gift ideas with y'all you can pick-up at your local Indie Bookshop.  Today I'm sharing with you a sweet daily devotional for children: A Saint a Day by Meredith Hinds.  


About A Saint a Day:

Teach your child to walk in faith, act justly, and lead with kindness and humility with this 365-day devotional for kids. A Saint a Day includes fascinating historical stories as it introduces young readers to over 300 saints who did extraordinary things for God.

Mother Teresa left her family at age 18 to become a missionary. St. Patrick helped spread Christianity to Ireland. St. Jerome translated the Bible into Latin–and also had a pet lion!

Written for ages 8 to 12, A Saint a Day inspires young readers with remarkable stories of people who made extraordinary choices to love and serve God. Featuring popular saints such as Teresa of Ávila, Francis of Assisi, Juan Diego, and Thomas Aquinas, each of the 365 devotions includes:

  • A Scripture verse and prayer
  • A short summary or inspiring story of a saint
  • A fun fact
  • Artwork with a fresh, kid-friendly design


This daily devotional for kids is:

  • An ideal gift for First Communion, Confirmation, or Advent
  • A unique book for strengthening a child’s faith
  • A great way to share Catholic church history with kids


A Saint a Day
will help your child realize the long history of people of faith. As you journey through this yearlong devotional, your children will grow in their understanding of church history and better understand how they can love and serve God.



A peek inside
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is a Native American saint from the Mohawk tribe.


My Review:

This little daily devotional is delightful.  It would make a wonderful Christmas present for children, and I think even older kids would appreciate it, too.  I like how each entry conveys a theme or character trait, and the scripture and prayer support it.  Each entry also expresses how God used the saint's' life to further his kingdom, and it encourages children to think about how they, too, can serve God.  Isabel Muñoz's fanciful illustrations enhance many of the entries.  Her style is enchanting!  Also, I don't think you have to be Catholic to appreciate this little book.  





Disclosure:  I received a hardback copy of A Saint a Day from the publisher via TLC Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.





Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill



10 comments

  1. This would make a lovely Christmas gift!

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  2. What a beautiful and wonderful Christmas gift this can be. Thanks for sharing this. Happy Saturday. xoxo Kris

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  3. I will be getting this for my library per your great review... I am reading the first volume of The Lives of the Saints (old). Kateri ....
    My father used to take us to Auriesville, New York, to visit her shrine and we would camp. Also, I went to one year of school on the Navajo reservation and they have a statue of her in their courtyard. The school was founded by Catherine Drexel who may be in the book too... who knows...

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  4. I have recently studied many of the Saint's. I visited a shrine to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha this summer. I will be doing a post on my visit on the blog someday soon I hope. I have so many projects going on lately, my blog posts are behind.

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  5. This sounds like a lovely book -- and a great review.

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  6. This sounds wonderful for my grands, thank you Ricki!

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  7. Sounds wonderful for the perfect gift for grands, or anyone! Thanks for sharing RJ. Have a wonderful week.......

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  8. This sounds like a great Christmas idea, Ricki Jill.

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  9. My book came in the mail today. It is really lovely.

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