Item description for The Holy Trinity (Package of 10) by Jude Winkler...
Teaches children about this Mystery in easy-to-understand language. Includes full-color illustrations.
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Studio: Catholic Book Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.08" Width: 5.91" Height: 1.08" Weight: 1.43 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1999
Publisher CATHOLIC BOOK PUBLISHING #547
Series St. Joseph Childrens Picture Boo
ISBN 089942516X ISBN13 9780899425160
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More About Jude Winkler
Even a brief glance at the biography of St. Francis of Assisi reveals to us that he was a man of the people. Not only did Francis found a religious community – the friars minor – but he also walked from town to town on the Italian peninsula and spoke with locals about how much God loves us and that we need to spend our lives turning towards Him. He preached powerfully and countless people listened to his message.
The face-to-face contact in preaching and spiritual guidance is today in the 21st century still an important part of what it means to be a Franciscan. And our friars do go out to communities to speak to the faithful about our Catholic religion. Friar Jude Winkler, before he became an Assistant General, spent a lot of time travelling and preaching. Here is a short video of him addressing the question of whether God is fair.
Other friars are also involved in providing faith guidance to communities across the United States and beyond. Just last year, Friar Vincent Gluc, the vocation director for St. Anthony of Padua Province, led a retreat at St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, New York. Friar Paul Lininger, the pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Toronto, Ontario, flew to California a few months ago where he addressed a religious community of women. Friar David Suckling who is also from Toronto has been speaking to students at St. Bonaventure School about faith for more than a decade. He is a much beloved by students who seeing Friar David in the distance will run up to him and let him know what is going on in their lives.
As Catholics we are all called to evangelization. The Conventual Franciscan Friars always remember this call. We too must make sure not to forget it. Sometimes a few words about the richness of our faith can turn around another person’s life.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Holy Trinity?
Good overview for Roman Catholic or Protestant May 12, 2010
My review is long but is full of facts about this book, not a debate on the Trinity.
Firstly, the book I ordered here ($1.50) was actually sent in a pack of 10. Mistake? Very cheap per book... now what to do with the other 9? (It looks like other books by Winkler on this site if you want to see a picture.) It is written from a Roman Catholic perspective for age 9-12+. There is a color picture on one page opposite a full page of large-font text. So it's probably too long for a younger child to sit through in one reading, but each page turn starts a new sub-topic, so you could take it in chunks. The pictures are mostly in old Catholic drawing style with lovely faces except that everyone looks a bit too white - especially Mary - when most of them were Middle Eastern.
The Trinity is described as a mystery we can never fully understand but should seek to know what we can. The introduction of the book is great, comparing it to an ocean of knowledge. It presents a broad overview of the entire gospel (including Old Testament background) as necessary to describe who God is. It's very well done and even discusses a little church history culminating in the Nicene Creed.
On the downside, the mystery is still great and the book didn't solve the issue of trying to explain 1 God, 3 persons to my 5-yr-old. Nor did it give me any "Aha!" moments I had hoped for. Also, NO SCRIPTURE REFERENCES ANYWHERE. From my lifetime of layman study, it all seemed quite Biblical (aside from my comments below), but it really should have included references.
Possible points of contention: 1. "The Holy Spirit would make Jesus present again in the Sacraments." 2. Communion is called Mass. (no big deal, just denominational) 3. Winkler says tongues of fire at Pentecost were over Apostles & Mary Mother of Jesus. Biblically, it was *at least* the Apostles and possibly 120 disciples including women. (Acts 1&2, especially 1:15). Kids remember pictures and the large picture shows 12 apostles surrounding Mary. 4. Although Winkler says the Holy Spirit IS a separate person of the Trinity, he also states "The Spirit is the love that binds the Father and the Son." I think that is confusing at best, but maybe that's my mistake.
Overall, the book is well done and inexpensive, but I'm still looking for a book to further explain 3 in 1 to kids.