You know what I like about my life, among other things? People are always like, “Hey, can I send you a free book?” and I’m always like, “Why, yes, you can!” I have two copies of this one, and I’m jealously guarding one, but I’m giving away the second one. It’s called
Feast Days and Holidays: Living and Celebrating Our Catholic Traditions
by Joan Marie Arbogast.
Heck, I’ll just tell you what I wrote for the blurb: “[F]ull of appealing, substantial and (best of all) doable activities to help kids sanctify celebrations throughout the year. The language is simple but not condescending, and the prayers and activities are clearly designed with actual children in mind. Saints, feasts, and holidays are included in this guide to loving and serving God and each other — and enjoying ourselves — while building Catholic traditions.”
This is a large, spiral bound (so it opens up flat), fully-illustrated book from Pauline Books and Media, retail $19.95. Some of the activities are more interesting than others, but I can see it coming in handy for home schooling parents and others who just need some ideas. As busy parents know, it’s essential to have a reliable go-to source, and this one has a short explanation of each special day, a short, appropriate prayer, and a recipe, craft, or activity to bring it home. Good stuff! I wish I had had it while we were home schooling.
To enter to win this book, just leave a comment on this post. The contest will close at noon on Friday the 25th, when I will close the comments and then use a random number generator to choose someone’s entry. One entry per person, please!