Item description for Come Worship With Me: A Journey Through the Church Year (Mouse Books) by Ruth L. Boling & Tracey Dahle Carrier...
Overview Follows the events of the Christian year, from Advent and Christmas through Easter and All Saints' Day back to Advent, and explains the meaning and symbolism of each holy day.
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Studio: Geneva Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.28" Width: 9.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 1.21 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2000
Publisher Geneva Press
ISBN 0664500455 ISBN13 9780664500450
Availability 0 units.
More About Ruth L. Boling & Tracey Dahle Carrier
Ruth L. Boling is a Presbyterian clergywoman, writer, storyteller, and Christian educator. She is the author of "Come Worship With Me: A Journey through the Church Year" and coauthor of "A Children's Guide to Worship".
Reviews - What do customers think about Come Worship With Me: A Journey Through the Church Year (Mouse Books)?
Sign Building Oct 25, 2004
Along with Susan Hunt's Big Truths for Little Kids, this is my favorite book lately to give to parents whose kids have just been baptized. I do it more for the parents than the kids, though my 5 year old loves this book. It really shows the meaning and value behind the church calendar and symbols, in a lucid manner with nice illustrations. (Its a cutesy story about mice).
It often seems like Catholics I know and read tend to confuse the sign with the destination, while contemporary evangelicals (more Anabaptist than Reformational) throw away the sign all together, making it way harder to get to the destination.
Boling's work redeems it all - its a loving labor of 'sign-building!' C.S. Lewis said that the danger for Catholics at their worst is to become like every other religion (superstituous folk religion; syncretism), but the danger for (hyper-)Protestants at our worst is to become like no religion at all! Contemporary evangelcialism -- throwing away or relegating the sacraments to mere memorials, building churches without symbols or even crosses, stripping away all of the church calendar except Christmas and Easter (rescued there, only by Hallmark!), dispensing with all vestments and mystery in worship -- is becoming Lewis' nightmare.
I also think of Bunyan's allegory of there being 5 gates into Man-Soul: Eye-Gate, Ear-Gate, Nose-Gate, Mouth-Gate, Touch-Gate. We evangelicals (like Bunyan's Puritans) often close every gate except Ear-Gate in worship. In good Reformational fashion, (PCUSA pastor) Boling tries to open up Eye-Gate for us, with a rich, beautifully illustrated glossary of Christian symbols in the back.
Nothing real profound about the book, but such a nice little intro.
Great binding and illustrations the kids will like too.
Award Winner for Book Design Oct 3, 2001
This book has won a Southern Books Competition Award of Merit in Book Design from the Southeastern Library Association. This award is given in recognition of the book�s aesthetic appeal and design and for fine craftsmanship in its printing and binding. Congratulations to author Ruth L. Boling, designer and illustrator Tracey Dahle Carrier, printer Midas Printing, and the Geneva Press.
Great Church Mice Mar 30, 2001
Ruth Boling's words and Tracy Carrier's illustrations combine to make a simple, yet powerful invitation for kids to experience the beauty of the Christian year. Most amazing are the details of Christian symbols on the mice's clothing and the facial expression on these very churchy mice. It's like looking at people in the pews I've known for years! The chart of symbols in the back is great. It would make a wonderful first communion, Sunday School, or Christmas gift. My kids love both the pictures and the text. I heard there is a matching Advent calendar but don't see that advertised here.
Five stars! Jan 4, 2001
This charming book simplifies for children the traditions of the Christian church year. The delightful, rich illustrations are alive with wonderful, sensitive details. I cannot say enough about what a valuable resource this is for family and church communities. It makes all the special days throughout the church year more meaningful and more accessible to children and adults alike.
Outstanding Book for Children and Adults Dec 26, 2000
Complete with spectacular illustrations, this is an easy to read and understand journey through the Christian year. A delightful church mouse shares his experiences of each key event in the life of the church (Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Pentecost, etc.). At the end are multiple pages with Christian symbols and their meaning. This is a wonderful book for families to share the with their children. Or, for adults wanting a charming and meaningful refresher course on the important days and symbols of their faith.