Item description for Child's Guide to Reconciliation (Childs Guide) by Elizabeth Ficocelli & Anne Catharine Blake...
Overview Provides guidance on receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, describing the purpose and procedure of the rite and why it is a reason to celebrate.
Publishers Description From the same winning team that brought you Child's Guide to First Holy Communion comes this new picture book on receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Describing the purpose and procedure of the rite, it reduces fear, helps children approach the sacrament with true comfort and a sense of joy, and suggests that the forgiveness given us in reconciliation should be extended in turn towards others. Practical, down-to-earth examples clarify topics of sin and forgiveness, while the cheerful tone reduces the nervousness commonly associated with confession. Interactive questions encourage discussion between the child and parent or teacher. Written in clear, simple language, this new book: --has vivid full-color illustrations throughout --can be either read to children or used by beginning readers --is a meaningful gift from parents and other family members. --is the perfect teaching tool for use in Catholic schools or parish CCD classes. Ages 5-9.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 7.2" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Paulist Press
Series Childs Guide
ISBN 0809167093 ISBN13 9780809167098
Availability 0 units.
More About Elizabeth Ficocelli & Anne Catharine Blake
Elizabeth Ficocelli is a best-selling, award-winning author of ten books for adults and young people. Her books include Lourdes: Font of Faith, Hope & Charity; The Fruits of Medjugorje: Stories of True and Lasting Conversion; and The Imitation of Christ for Children (Paulist Press) and Shower of Heavenly Roses: Stories of the Intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux (The Crossroad Publishing Company). A Catholic convert and mother of four, Elizabeth is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and television. She is also a popular speaker at conferences, parish retreats, and schools.
Elizabeth Ficocelli currently resides in Reynoldsburg, in the state of Ohio.
Reviews - What do customers think about Child's Guide to Reconciliation?
A disappointment. Dec 10, 2007
After reading the first three glowing reviews, I ordered "Child's Guide to Reconciliation" for my seven-year-old son. I found the book to be consistent with other materials currently available and that's why I'm disappointed. I love the Sacraments of my church and I want my children to have a full understanding of them. This book, and so many others of its type, are written on a pre-school level and fail to provide the instruction necessary for preparation to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This is one of the few times in a child's life when they will actually study and learn the Ten Commandments. Instead of rewriting them on a pre-school level, why not present them in their proper form and provide age appropriate explanations? Why teach a juvenile form of the Act of Contrition? When will these children ever learn the adult version? The book teaches us how to make the Sign of the Cross, but fails explain the difference between perfect and imperfect contrition. The book doesn't even explain the elements necessary for a valid confession. Without this framework of understanding, our children will never receive the full benefit of this important sacrament. We don't give our children enough credit for intellectual capacity. Children aren't stupid, they just need guidance. To paraphrase; What they learn first, they learn best. "Child's Guide to Reconciliation" is not without merit, it just falls far short of my expectations.
Child's Guide to Reconciliation Jun 27, 2006
Just a great book for a child to read before his/her reconciliation. Great for any Catholic child to read.
Recommend highly May 21, 2004
I just recently purchased the First Communion book By Elizabeth Ficocelli and I would Highly recommend it for anyone who is making their First Communion. I found it very informative and comforting for the reader. My son was quite nervous before he made his and after reading book he was able to understand what was going to happen. The book showed the child how special and important they were to God. As a parent I enjoyed the questions the book asked. It gave my son and I an opportunity to talk about how he was feeling and also brought back memories of the day I made mine. If you know of anyone who is making their First Communion, consider buying this book. It will be a great addition to your library.
Amen for the Child's Guide to Reconciliation Apr 14, 2004
As a catholic, and a father of six children; it is important to me to provide my children with books that will reinforce their faith. My daughter, who is currently attending second grade in catholic school, was studying to make her confession. The Child's Guide to Reconciliation reinforced what she had learned in school and helped her to have a greater understanding of the importance of the day. My daughter loves to read this book as it is well written and beautifully illustrated. The author provided examples to clarify the topics of both sin and repentance. The questions encouraged discussion between my daughter and I. This helped her prepare for the ceremony. The book is presented in such a way that it relieved and reduced the nervousness and anxiety my daughter was feeling.
Next I will be looking for the child's guide to Confirmation!