Item description for Little Acts of Grace by Rosemarie Gortler, Donna Piscitelli & Mimi Sternhagen...
Overview There's not better way to introduce children to Catholic customs than this little book. With bright, cheerful illustrations and engaging prose, young ones learn Catholic virtues and find ways to put them into action.
Publishers Description Why do some people kneel on one knee before they sit down in Church? Or bow their heads when they hear a siren? There's no better way to introduce children to Catholic customs than this little book. It doesn't just explain these little devotions -- it makes children want to do them, too.
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher OUR SUNDAY VISITOR #1214
ISBN 0970775679 ISBN13 9780970775672
Availability 50 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 06:56.
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More About Rosemarie Gortler, Donna Piscitelli & Mimi Sternhagen
Rosemarie Gortler is an R.N. and a licensed professional counselor. She is also a eucharistic minister, a member of the Secular Franciscan Order, and a volunteer for Project Rachel. Rosemarie and her husband, Fred, have five children and eight grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Little Acts of Grace?
Must Buy Jan 11, 2007
We buy this as a Baptism gift for new babies & Moms & Dads like this book for it simplicity in telling children simple reasons for what & why we do things regarding Church.
Little facts of Grace Oct 10, 2005
This is a very sweet and informative book, and the message within is easy to understand. Both my granddaughters - ages 8 and 5 - enjoy reading and learning from this book.
sweet, fun, and informative Sep 26, 2005
It's a great little book that my 4 year olds enjoy and it instructs them about little things to do to honor God, like kneeling before the tabernacle. It's also informative for my 13 year old who wants to know "why" we do these things. The 4 year olds pick it often as a bedtime book.
A Great Place to Start Sep 12, 2005
We were looking for a beginning level Religious Ed.type of book for our pre-k child. This is exactly what we were looking for. I was expecting when I ordered it for it to be a story of sorts. But it's not set up that way. It's set up so that each page is a seperate lesson/topic. Having the lesson ideas so short is great for the pre-K level child they can grasp the message quickly and you can elaborate in your conversation with the child. It's been a big help to be able to refer to it during mass and remind our child to listen to the priest. We bought this book along with the 'Just Like Mary' and 'The Mass Book for Children' books. I'm very excited about these books as a set and anticipate graduating from one up to the next. It would have been nice to have been able to purchase them in a set.
Little Things Matter Nov 12, 2004
Gortler and Piscitelli's desire to reach out to the youngest members of the Body of Christ is a great act of grace. The lessons are short and solidly Catholic. These little acts are age appropriate and beautifully explained.
The author's emphasis on little things is significant for young children. Catholic means "universal," which means everyone is welcome to live the Catholic faith. But it is difficult to know where to begin teaching young children. They need concrete examples and a simple but sturdy foundation, and this book offers a guide for building that foundation.
Don't simply read this book to a child. Act it out together. Wink, smile, wave, say "thank you." Bow your head, use holy water, and pray together. These little things carry great meaning when they are done with care.