Item description for The Loyola Kids Book of Saints by Amy Welborn & Ansgar Holmberg...
Overview Explains what saints are and introduces the morals and values of various saints.
Publishers Description Book of SaintsWho are the saints, why are the lives of saints important for children, and what can children learn from lives and actions? In Loyola Kids Book of Saints, the first in the Loyola Kids series, best-selling author Amy Welborn answers these questions with exciting and inspiring stories, real-life applications, and important information about these heroes of the church. This inspiring collection of saints' stories explains how saints become saints, why we honor them, and how they help us even today. Featuring more than sixty saints from throughout history and from all over the world, "Loyola Kids Book of Saints "introduces children to these wonderful role models and heroes of the church. Ages 8-12.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.38" Width: 7.08" Height: 1.52" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher Loyola Press
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Edition First Edition,
ISBN 0829415343 ISBN13 9780829415346
Availability 0 units.
More About Amy Welborn & Ansgar Holmberg
Amy Welborn is a well-known, popular freelance writer. She is the author of many books on prayer, the saints and apologetics. Amy lives with her family in Birmingham, Alabama.
In the author's own words...
I was born in 1960, an only child then and now. My father,a political scientist, passed away in October 2011. My mother, deceased since 2001, was a teacher, librarian and artist. The Catholicism comes from her side.
I grew up in a number of places - Indiana - Washington, DC - Lubbock Texas - Arlington, Virginia - DeKalb, Illinois - Lawrence, Kansas - and Knoxville, Tennessee, where we settled in 1973. I attended Knoxville Catholic High School, then the University of Tennessee where I majored in history. I received an MA in Church History from Vanderbilt University, where I wrote a thesis on the changing role of women in 19th century American Protestantism, and the ways Scripture was used to justify those changes.
I have worked as a teacher in Catholic high schools, and a Parish Director of Religious Education. I started writing for the diocesan press - the Florida Catholic - in 1988. I've written columns for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service as well at times over the past twenty years. I've been writing full time since 1999. My articles have been published in venues ranging from Our Sunday Visitor to the New York Times to Commonweal. I've written nineteen books and many pamphlets and study guides. I am a regular contributor to the Living Faith and Living Faith for Kids devotionals.
I have five children, ranging in age from 29 to 7.
For 8 1/2 happy years beginning in 2000, I was married to Michael Dubruiel, who had worked as an editor for Our Sunday Visitor for nine years, but in the summer of 2008 changed jobs to serve as Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama.
On February 3, 2009, Michael died while running on the treadmill at the gym. My new book,Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope, is a memoir of those first few months, which included a sort of crazy decision to travel to Sicily.
Amy Welborn currently resides in Fort Wayne, in the state of Indiana. Amy Welborn was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Loyola Kids Book of Saints?
Faith Formation teacher says... May 20, 2008
This book drew my attention because of the kid-friendly introduction to the saints' lives. It is artfully written in a way for the kids to relate to the saints' personal experience. I like that it is not syrupy sweet, like the books I used to read when I was younger. The author uses modern vocabulary and poses thought-provoking questions for the young readers. I appreciate that the more well-known saints of the early centuries and more contemporary (recently canonized) saints are included in this collection. My students (those who have actually read it) have had a very positive reaction to the book. Highly recommended!
saintly and good guide Nov 24, 2007
This book is very helpful; even junior high students will enjoy and find the book very useful.
Engaging Introduction to Saints and Blesseds Oct 30, 2007
I would actually rate this book 4.5 stars if this site had that option. The reason I can't give it 5 stars is that the author does not use proper capitalization when using pronouns referring to God (i.e. "his" when it should be "His"). Also, there is some other ungrammatical language that is clearly a deliberate attempt to appeal to modern kids but that really bothers me. I know Ms. Welborn can write proper English, and as a home educator that's what I expect in the books aimed at impressionable young minds.
The stories are very engaging, and there is a good mix of familiar and unfamiliar saints and blesseds from throughout the ages. I like the organization by theme- "saints are people who...(love children, teach us new ways to pray, help the poor and sick, change their lives for God, etc.)" The author does a good job presenting the stories in an age-appropriate manner, which is always a concern given the violence many of the saints had to endure.
Great resource about the saints Aug 1, 2007
I bought this book for my kids and we have incorporated it into our bedtime routine at least once a week. All of us, including my husband and me, have learned so much! Wellborn writes in a easy-to-understand, and easy-to-remember way about our successful brothers and sisters. It really highlights the things we have in common with the saints who unfortunately seem so super-human the way some books tell their stories. It's important for us all to remember that they're just like us, only famously successful in their "running of the race."
Great for Bedtime Jan 10, 2007
Amy Welborn has produced an excellent book that brings the lives of the Saints to children at a level they can enjoy and understand. I read a variety of stories and literature to my two sons' before they fall asleep each night. However, we often decide to read a couple stories from the Loyola Kids Book of the Saints. They are just the right length for our nightly ritual. Each story begins with a short moral dilemma or question that children can get their heads around. Then the story of a particular Saint is used to help them work through the question. The stories are always interesting, sometimes heroic, often are poignant. We especially enjoyed the stories about St. Nicholas and St. Wenceslaus this past Christmas season.