Der Bauer, der Bergmann und der Handwerker

Der Bauer, der Bergmann und der Handwerker

Der Bauer, der Bergmann und der Handwerker

Geschrieben von Ben Bongers und illustriert von Courtney Boatwright

Wir alle sind Puzzleteile – manche zu klein, manche zu groß, manche fehlende Teile von uns selbst. Dennoch bringen wir anderen in unserem Leben alle besonderen Gaben. In dieser Krippengeschichte treffen Sie 3 Menschen, einen Bauern, einen Bergmann und einen Handwerker, deren gemeinsame Arbeiten ungewöhnliche Ergebnisse hervorbringen und zeigen, dass einige unserer Geschenke an andere nicht die sind, für die wir sie halten. Reisen Sie mit uns zurück in die Zeit der Karawanen und Weisen, zum Handel mit Schmuckstücken auf dem Großen Markt von Petra und zu den Geschenken, die wirklich wichtig sind, wenn wir einem neuen Stern am Himmel folgen.
 

Kindle: $9,99
Taschenbuch: $14.95
Gebundene Ausgabe – Vollfarbe, Laminathülle: $24,95

BEWERTUNGEN

“Der Bauer, der Minderjährige und der Handwerker haben mir sehr geholfen, mich auf Weihnachten vorzubereiten. Vielen Dank, dass Sie mir diese Gelegenheit gegeben haben! Mögen Jesus und Maria Sie und Ihre Familie auf Ihrer Reise nach Bethlehem begleiten!” — Fr. Michel Legault, MSA, Übersetzer der französischen Ausgabe

“Ich fühle mich geehrt, einer der Ersten zu sein, die lesen, was ein wahrer Kinderklassiker werden wird. The Farmer, the Miner, and the Artisan von Benjamin Bongers ist die herzerwärmende Geschichte von drei Menschen mit unterschiedlichem Hintergrund, die zusammenkommen, um die Menschheit zu unterstützen und einen neuen König zu ehren. Das Buch zeigt, dass wahre Demut und Dienst immer zum einen wahren König führen werden. Das klassische Artwork und die fesselnde Geschichte werden die Fantasie der Kinder anregen und ihre Weihnachtszeit erhellen.“ — Christopher Barker, stellvertretender Schulleiter, Ruskin High School, Kansas City, MO

“The Farmer, the Miner, and the Artisan ist ein Muss für jeden, der Weihnachten und Dreikönigstag feiert! Mit seiner kompliziert gewebten Geschichte und den erstaunlichen Illustrationen wird der Leser die Bedeutung der eigenen Geschenke jeder Person während der Weihnachtszeit erkennen. Die Geschichte führt den Leser durch die Märkte von Petra, nach Jerusalem und weiter nach Bethlehem. Der Leser wird es genießen, wie die Reisenden die Magier treffen und am Ende der Geschichte selbst die ultimativen Geschenke überreichen.” — Mary Orth, Lehrerin der 5. Klasse, All Saints Academy – St. Cloud

“In einer einfachen und eindrucksvollen visuellen Welt, die von Courtney Boatwright geschaffen wurde und an THE BREADWINNER von Cartoon Saloon erinnert, gibt uns Ben eine neue Wendung der Geschichte der Geburt Christi, in der normale Menschen zusammenkommen, einfach leise, und alles geben, was sie können Fremden in Not helfen. Eine charmante und zum Nachdenken anregende Ergänzung zur Weihnachtsliteratur, die Kinder und Erwachsene gleichermaßen ansprechen wird.” — Linda Ade Brand, Bühnenregisseurin

ÜBER DEN AUTOR

Ben Bongers war 30 Jahre lang ein internationaler Operntenor und Sommelier mit Sitz in San Francisco, CA, und Deutschland und ist jetzt Gerontologe. Er hat für Fachzeitschriften über Wein und Gesang geschrieben und in Lehrbüchern für Altenpflege veröffentlicht. Ben studiert derzeit für den Ständigen Diakonat in Kansas City, MO, und ist ein Knight of Magisterial Grace im Malteserorden. Sein erster Roman „The Saint Nicholas Society“ und sein Kurzgeschichtenband „True Love“ wurden 2022 bei En Route Books and Media veröffentlicht.

ÜBER DEN ILLUSTRATOR

Courtney Boatwright ist eine in Chicago lebende Grafikerin und Designerin. Ihre Karriere in der Grafikbranche begann vor 19 Jahren als interne Designerin für ein kleines, von einer Frau geführtes Unternehmen in Fairfax, Kalifornien. 2006 zog sie nach Chicago, um Grafikdesign in der Werbung zu studieren. Geboren und aufgewachsen in Kalifornien, stammt Courtneys Liebe zum visuellen Geschichtenerzählen aus ihrer schrulligen, theatralischen Familie und Kindheit. Fabeln, Folklore und Film, zusammen mit illustrierten und bildhauerischen Erzählungen, beflügeln Courtneys Vorstellungskraft und inspirieren die kreativen Medien, mit denen sie ihre Kunst kommuniziert. Derzeit ist Courtney Senior Creative Manager bei Skender, einem prozessorientierten Bauunternehmen.

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TESTIMONIALS

“The Farmer, the Minor, and the Artisan helped me a lot to prepare for Christmas. Thank you for giving me this opportunity! May Jesus and Mary accompany you and your family in your journey to Bethlehem!” – Fr. Michel Legault, MSA, translator of the French edition

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The Farmer, the Miner, and the Artisan is a must read for anyone who celebrates Christmas and Epiphany! With its an intricately woven tale and amazing illustrations, the reader will see the importance of each person’s own gifts during the holiday season. The story takes the reader through the Markets of Petra, to Jerusalem, and on to Bethlehem. The reader will enjoy how the travelers meet with the Magi and give the ultimate gifts at the conclusion to the story, themselves.” Mary Orth, 5th grade teacher, All Saints Academy – St. Cloud

“Set in a simple and evocative visual world created by Courtney Boatwright reminiscent of Cartoon Saloon’s THE BREADWINNER, Ben gives us a new twist on the story of the Nativity in which normal people come together, just quietly, and give all they have in order to help strangers in need. A charming and thought-provoking addition to Christmas literature, this will appeal to children and adults alike.” Linda Ade Brand, Stage Director

“Kindness is the gift that each of us can afford to give! This story shares that premise through the anticipated arrival of the ultimate gift, Jesus. The vibrant characters help the reader understand how simple, intrinsic kindnesses can motivate feelings of love and well-being toward others via a ‘caring circle’ of events! Goodwill has never been shared more appropriately!” – Linda Steinman, Kindergarten Teacher

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ben Bongers was an international operatic tenor and sommelier for 30 years based in San Francisco, CA, and Germany and is now a Gerontologist. He has written for trade magazines in wine, singing, and is published in eldercare textbooks. Ben is currently studying for the Permanent Diaconate in Kansas City, MO, and is a Knight of Magisterial Grace in the Order of Malta. His first novel, The Saint Nicholas Society, and his book of short stories, True Love, were published by En Route Books and Media in 2022.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

​Courtney Boatwright is a Chicago-based graphic artist and designer. Her career in the graphics industry began 19 years ago as the in-house designer for a small, woman-owned business in Fairfax, California. She relocated to Chicago in 2006 to study graphic design in advertising. Born and raised in California, Courtney’s love of visual storytelling stems from her quirky, theatrical family and childhood. Fables, folklore and film, along with illustrated and sculpted narratives, fuel Courtney’s imagination and inspire the creative media with which she chooses to communicate her art. Currently, Courtney is the Senior Creative Manager for Skender, a process-driven construction firm.

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Cardelina: A Story of Joy, Hope and Love

Written and Illustrated by Danielle Catherine Mesa

Preface by Cardinal Sean O’Malley
 
Cardelina, a young horse with a vibrant spirit and an immense curiosity, enjoys seeing the children who visit the family-owned Avon Valley Farm and attending the horseback riding lessons. One night, she notices a boy named Billy, whose behavior seems different from that of the other children. During her training for her first job in riding with the children, Cardelina learns more about Billy and is determined to befriend and help him learn how to relate and interact with others. Cardelina succeeds!
 
 
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TESTIMONIALS

“This is a joyful, heart-warming story about a horse, Cardelina, who develops a very special relationship with Billy, a boy with special needs. Cardelina notices that Billy’s behaviors are different than those of the other children who attend the horseback riding center. She makes it her goal to help Billy learn to interact with her and with the other children. This story with its beautiful illustrations captures the essence of God’s love for all His precious children.” – Monsignor Kevin J. O’Leary, Rector of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, Massachusetts

“Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, calls all of us to… ‘go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the ‘peripheries’ in need of the light of the Gospel.’ In this wonderful story about a child who learns differently and a very perceptive filly named Cardelina, Danielle Mesa shows us how fruitful this vocation to empathy, compassion, and understanding can be… especially with respect to one of the ‘peripheries’ that is all too often overlooked. By way of the innocence, beauty, and humility of the main character, Cardelina, the author has created a powerful and effective witness to the dignity of every person created in the image and likeness of God. And, as Francis reminds us: ‘Jesus, the evangelizer par excellence and the Gospel in person, identifies especially with the little ones.’ (Evangelii Gaudium: Concern for the vulnerable, 209). I hope and pray this gifted author will provide us with more stories featuring the adorable filly… Cardelina; a character that is sure to become a shining star in Christian literature.” – Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLT, author of The Prayer of Jesus Crucified; Adventures in the Father’s Joy! (CMA Book Award); To Whom the Heart Decided to Love (CMA Book Award); The Redemption of San Isidro (CMA Book Award); and Masters of Interior Space

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Danielle C. Mesa was born in Boston, Massachusetts to a devoted Catholic family. Her father is a deacon serving at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. The desire of her heart is to use the gifts and talents she has received from God to give praise and glory to the Lord. Danielle’s aspiration is that her book will reveal the joy and hope children with special needs bring to their families and those around them. She holds a fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Post-Bachelor’s degree from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

To learn more about Danielle and her upcoming projects, visit her on the web at www.daniellecoffeetoons.com 

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Authored by Allison Lunsford and Illustrated by Joan Bennett

Saint Acacius, Saint Barbara, Saint Blaise, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Saint Christopher, Saint Cyriacus, Saint Denis, Saint Erasmus, Saint Eustace, Saint George, Saint Giles, Saint Margaret, Saint Pantaleon, Saint Vitus
 
These fourteen saints were classified as the “Holy Helpers” during the scourge of the Black Plague in the 1300s. Today, it seems there has never been a better time to re-introduce the Holy Helpers to the Catholic world and to society as a whole. Especially helpful to younger readers, but suitable for all ages, this book offers a devotion to the Fourteen Holy Helpers that will inspire, uplift, and draw us into a deeper friendship with the saints and thus with God Himself. The need is great in our world and in our homes, and though we cannot perhaps reach every soul, we would count ourselves blessed to be able to bring truth to just one soul or one home. May the fire of the Holy Spirit enkindle us with His love and give us all the grace of zeal for God’s honor and glory, as He did for the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
 
Full Color Inside!
 
Paperback: $14.95 | Kindle: $9.99

Saint Agathius (Acacius)

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Saint Denis

Saint George

Saint Pantaleon

Saint Barbara

Saint Christopher

Saint Erasmus

Saint Giles

Saint Blaise

Saint Cyriacus

Saint Eustace

Saint Margaret of Antioch

Saint Vitus

TESTIMONIALS

“In an era when so much of our Catholic tradition has been abandoned, Allison Lunsford and Joan Bennett’s new book The Fourteen Holy Helpers is a delightful surprise. Through them, a signature devotion of plague-ravaged medieval Christendom has come roaring back to life. The Fourteen Holy Helpers is a well-written and well-illustrated volume strongly reminiscent of the Fr. Lovasik books that are so popular with our kids and others in our parish. Adults will also enjoy these stories of both familiar and little-known saints, gaining many new heavenly patrons for the problems that life can throw our way. A great resource for Catholic families!” —Claudio Salvucci, Author and founder of Ancilla Press

“This beautifully illustrated book, filled with captivating accounts of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, paints the images of the saints so well both in art and words. Readers of all ages will be inspired by these incredible saints!” — Jessica Gordon, Blogger, Shower of Roses and Catholic Cuisine

“In Catholicism we believe in knowing of God, of approaching Him, through the way of beauty. Allison Lunsford’s book, The Fourteen Holy Helpers, is beautiful. Allison Lunsford wrote the story of each saint clearly and succinctly, so anyone – even children – can remember the basics about each one. She emphasizes for each saint, the relationship with God, the aid of God in those martyred, and how each one’s life and death was tied to why they are venerated. Her friend, Mrs. Joan Bennett, completed an original painting of each saint. The paintings show each saint as a unique, unrepeatable, person – it is as if she took a photograph of the saint and painted it. Her artistic skill brings out the holiness in each saints face. When I saw the paintings of Saint Blaise and Saint Giles, as a previous throat cancer patient, I was overcome with emotion. The Helpers were venerated individually, but during the Bubonic Plaque, they were venerated as a group. We should ask for their intercession now, in the time of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. And this presents an opportunity for us to teach our children of the relevance of the Helpers and all saints, in our daily lives, if we but ask for their help. Put the book in your book case or coffee table, where it is always available and will put you in mind of the help so easily available by simply asking for it!” – Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson, S.T.L., Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Professor of Dogmatic and Moral Theology, author of Survivor: A Memoir of Forgiveness

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

For Allison, writing has always been her easiest and most honest mode of expression, so bringing the lives of the Fourteen Holy Helpers to life in narrative form was a welcome challenge.

Since earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from Holy Apostles College in Cromwell, CT, she has dreamed of pursuing her passion for writing. She is grateful for God’s grace and the suggestion of Joan Bennett, the illustrator, in making this dream a reality.

Allison prefers writing to reading, cooking to baking, and home improvement projects to any other entertainment. She and her husband Denton make their home in Kansas. Both are deeply devoted to the music and mystery of the sacred liturgy.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Joan has worked at painting her whole life, but it was only recently that she has made it her business. Four years ago, Joan’s daughter experienced a miraculous healing through St. Maria Goretti’s intercession, and when she couldn’t find a painting of the young saint she really loved, Joan decided to create her own.

Through the encouragement of family and friends, Joan began expanding her collection of saints, and today, she especially enjoys providing paintings for those who are searching for portraits of lesser-known saints. She is the proud mother of four and grandmother of seventeen, one of which is a little saint who died the day of her birth and baptism. Joan lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter.

Joan owns Good Shepherd Fine Arts shop on Etsy, where she sells her paintings, holy cards, jewelry, and stationery in an effort to spread devotion to the saints and to touch her customers’ lives in any way she can. You can view her work online at etsy.com/shop/GoodShepherdFineArts.

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Even Today

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TESTIMONIALS

“A wistful remembrance that will delight both children and those reading to them.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Catholic author and parent

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rev. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R. is professor emeritus at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. The author of many books and articles, he is a popular spiritual director and active in his order’s retreat ministry. This is his first children’s story.

 

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As a parent to five children, I wrote the Gospel for each Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation in language that they could understand as young as three years old. I compiled each of my renditions of the Gospel into three books, one for each liturgical cycle so that my kids could understand the complexities of the Gospel messages in easy-to-understand “Kid Speak.”

For my children who were still struggling with understanding the read-alouds (or if they simply couldn’t sit still yet :-), I found a piece of Sacred Art that visually illustrates the Gospel for each week. I figured where my words may fail (which they do!), the genius of artists from the past two millennia could succeed. Based on using this method with all four of my kids, I can assure my reader that it works.

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Testimonials

Forthcoming

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

T.J. Burdick is the author of several books and article on the Catholic faith. He is the founder of the Dominican Institute (dominicaninstitute.com) and blogger at tjburdick.com. A missionary to Latin America, T.J. writes on how to grow in holiness amongst the distractions and difficulties of the current age. He resides in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife and five children when he is not on mission all over Latin America and throughout the United States.

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