I absolutely love “Welcome Baby Jesus: Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families,” from Liguori. It’s one of those rare resources for sharing with young children that does not talk down to them, but lifts them up with a dynamic and engaging style that is never dull or overly academic. But at the same time, it gives great substance — in age-appropriate terms parents can easily use to draw their children more deeply into relationship with Jesus Christ.
It also has the quite substantial advantage of having been written by one of the most charming Catholic writers to come down the road for a long time.
Author Sarah A. Reinhard, well known for her blog at www.snoringscholar.com, is a delight as she takes us all the way through Advent, day by day, sharing scriptures, meditations, prayers, and daily opportunities for the whole family to live the Faith through acts of love and service. But then she takes it even further, covering the true season of Christmas, so often neglected, from the Nativity through the Feast of the Epiphany.
Priced very reasonably at $1.99, this colorful paperback booklet is worth its weight in gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Sarah has only recently joined our staff here at Amazing Catechists, so I also want to welcome her with great joy!
Enjoy this beautiful season of Advent and Christmas with your children!