Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia for Children

Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia for Children

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Overview

Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia for Children by Ann Ball, Kevin Davidson

Fascinating stories and captivating illustrations delight children as they discover and explore the basics of the Catholic Church!

Here are:

  • The great people and events of the Bible
  • The life and message of Jesus
  • The history of the early Church
  • Lives of the saints
  • Fundamental Catholic beliefs and practices
  • And more!

This kid-friendly resource is the ideal read-aloud text for kids in kindergarten through second-grade. It's one that has third- and fourth-graders happily proclaiming, "I can read it myself!"

Unlike most encyclopedias, the format is similar to a storybook, with information presented in a topical style rather than alphabetically. Whether they're listening or reading, youngsters will keep an eye out for "Ichthus", the friendly fish who acts as their guide throughout.

Parents, grandparents, and godparents: This is a perfect First Holy Communion, Christmas, or birthday gift. Librarians, catechists, classroom, and homeschool teachers: This is the solid, Catholic - entertaining! - resource you've been looking for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931709866
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.54(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Welcome11
I.In the Beginning
The Bible: The Story of God's Love for Us14
The Rest of the Story15
God Created the World16
Eden: The Beautiful Garden18
Sin and God's Mercy19
Noah and the Giant Flood21
God Tests Abraham22
Joseph's Coat of Many Colors24
Moses and the Great Escape28
The Ten Commandments32
David, the King Who Sang34
II.The Life of Jesus
The Annunciation: An Angel Brings Good News40
The Visitation: Mary and Elizabeth44
The Birth of Jesus: A King Is Born46
Three Kings: The Gifts of the Magi50
The Presentation in the Temple52
Jesus' Home at Nazareth54
Jesus Is Found in the Temple56
John Baptizes Jesus60
Jesus Calls the Apostles62
The Wedding at Cana64
Jesus Teaches and Heals65
Loaves and Fishes67
Jesus Loves Children68
The Stories of Jesus70
The Last Supper: Jesus Says Goodbye76
Jesus Dies on the Cross78
Jesus Is Alive!82
Pentecost: The Holy Spirit Comes84
Mary, Our Beautiful Queen: The Assumption86
III.The Church Begins to Grow
Peter, the First Pope90
Paul Tells Everyone91
Spreading the News Around the World91
IV.The Church Covers Europe
The Saints In Europe94
Christians in Danger: The Early Church and Persecution96
Christians Devote Their Lives to Jesus98
The Middle Ages: The Age of Faith100
Saint Benedict's Monastery: A Life of Prayer102
A Medieval Town104
Saint Francis and His Christmas Surprise106
The Crusades108
Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel109
A Most Wonderful Invention110
The Reformation: Christians Are Divided112
V.The Church in the new World
The Church Crosses the Ocean116
Saint Juan Diego and the Beautiful Lady120
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha124
Saint Frances Cabrini126
VI.This We Believe
The Pope and His Home, the Vatican130
The Church: God's Home and Ours132
The Mass134
Patrick and the Shamrock: The Trinity136
The Creed138
Jesus' Great Promise139
The Communion of Saints: One Big Family140
The Saints, Our Friends141
Saint Joseph's Big Job142
Saint John Bosco and the Boys144
Saint Mary Mazzarello146
Saint Dominic Savio147
Saint Therese's Little Way148
Prayer: A Conversation With God150
The Sacraments: Signs of God's Love154
A Year With God: The Liturgical Calendar156
What Would Jesus Do? The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy158
The Jesse Tree: A Family Tree160
Catholic Sacramentals162
Christian Symbols164
VII.Index168

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