The Gospel in Kid Speak, Cycle A, authored by TJ Burdick

The Gospel in Kid Speak, Cycle A, authored by TJ Burdick

The Gospel in Kid Speak, Cycle A

by T.J. Burdick

The most important books in the Bible are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They illustrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, our Lord, Savior and King. In these three volumes of The Gospel in Kid Speak, we place a magnifying glass on the God made man so that our youngest children may also study Christ’s ways and ultimately imitate them.

Reading and interpreting the Gospels is not an easy task, not even for an adult. For children, the task becomes even more difficult. How could we possibly hold them accountable for understanding truths as complex as the Incarnation or the Immaculate Conception when their minds and souls are still in their infancy stages?

As a parent to four 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.

Paperback $24.95 | eBook $14.95

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 four children when he is not on mission all over Latin America and throughout the United States.

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[32 pp with full color illustrations] Paperback: $7.95 | Kindle: $3.99

TESTIMONIALS

“A tale reminiscent of Peter Rabbit’s scrape with Farmer McGregor – a delightful conclusion to an adventurous mishap!” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Father of Once Small Children

REPRESENTATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Jane Faidi, now retired, enjoyed teaching elementary classes in the American School of Algiers, teaching English in Paris, France, and eventually French in Texas. Her children and grandchildren live on the east and west coast as well as in Texas. She and her husband, both graduates of the University of Texas, reside in Trophy Club, Texas.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

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by Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., illustrated by Eileen Cunis

Jacob’s Wood takes place in ancient Palestine during the time of Jesus. It is the story about a farmer named Jacob, his fondness for a certain tree that grew on his land, and how, because of an act of kindness on Jacob’s part, that tree was graced by God to follow Jesus throughout his earthly life and beyond.
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“A powerful and gripping story that will capture the imagination of every child.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Catholic author and parent

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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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Eileen Cunis, a convert to Catholicism, is a wife, mother, grandmother, and life-long artist living in New Hampshire.

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Available in Hardback ($17.95) and Paperback ($12.95) only here:

Choosing Joy by Nancy Olson

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Hunter Finds a Home

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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The Missing Chalice

The Missing Chalice

The Missing Chalice

by David C. Hanley and illustrated by Richard E. Hanley

In this children’s mystery, an experienced pastor finds his special chalice missing. Senior Server Brian Jacobs has been serving at daily Mass for five years. He understands the importance of the chalice for Mass and for Fr. Leveque, the founding father of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Brian’s own father encourages him to do his part to help the pastor. Where is the 100-year-old chalice?

Forgiveness is the main theme of The Missing Chalice mystery. The search party to find the chalice includes a good priest, an altar server, an organist, other men in the parish, and a police chief. The priest forgives the thief or thieves.

[40 pp with illustrations]

Paperback $5.95 | Kindle $5.95

“I read The Missing Chalice to Nathan who is now 10. He liked it! We finished it last week and this morning he said, out of the blue, ‘Mom, I really liked that book. I wonder if Mr. Hanley will write a sequel?’ The book was especially appealing to Nathan right now because he just started serving at Mass. So, thank you, Dave, for an enjoyable and meaningful way for me to connect with him.” – Heather Parlmer, Grand Rapids, MI

We received the book and read it same day as received it. Many thanks. Well done.” – Louis and Annabelle Harnish, Wayland, MI

“It is truly a beautiful book not only teaching about the Mass and vestments, but also sharing the principle teachings of the Church—compassion and forgiveness. I’m going to share it with our RCIA candidates. – Mary Ann Ryan, Lake Orion, MI

“It’s a pleasure to read: a distinctive and intriguing story, with some Western Michigan flavor. Plus, the cover is an attention grabber. The Lead Server at our parish, Miguel, will be getting his own copy!” – James G. Hanink, Inglewood, CA

“The book will be such a treasure for Catholic families—you intertwined so many Catholic concepts into a mystery that will hold the reader’s attention and curiosity. Having the mystery resolved the way it was, was a lesson to us all. Your portrayal of the priest was such a good balance between showing his humanness while honoring his responsibility of being a Christian witness to us all.” – Peter and Julie Birkeland, Rockford, MI

“Wow! What a nice story. I had to stop what I was doing and read it through all the way when it arrived. I think a lot of parents can use it as an enjoyable teaching tool for their children.” – Jan Luebbe, Ravenwood, MO

For a real-life story about a missing vessel and the miracles that sprung from it, check this out about a Eucharistic miracle in Siena, Italy, back in 1730!

 

INTERVIEW

Interview by Carlos Bersabe of Mary Hanley, wife of Catholic author, David C. Hanley. Recorded on January 16, 2018. Scheduled to air on WCAT Radio on January 25, 2018.

Listen to “Special Guest Host, Carlos Bersabe, interviews Mary Hanley, wife of David C. Hanley, author of The Missing Chalice” on Spreaker.

REPRESENTATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS

   

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR

David C. Hanley had over 40 years of experience as a clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. At age 71, he passed away at home on July 6, 2018. David led a spiritually, emotionally, and physically balanced life and dedicated himself to helping others do the same. With his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, passion for reading and continuous growth, he served over 40 years as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, and family business consultant. David was a founding member of Project Rachel in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. David’s strength was rooted in his Catholic faith. He enjoyed jokes and was quick to laugh. His joyful presence will be greatly missed by Mary Lucia, his wife of 41 years, their four children and spouses, nine grandchildren, and many others.


About the Illustrator:

Richard E. Hanley’s passion for religious art became his career when he established Omnibus Studios, Inc. Richard’s original designs have been used to create beautiful stained glass windows for many churches.

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Lost and Found, authored by Sarah Jane Faidi

Lost and Found by Sarah Jane Faidi and illustrated by Mary Magdalene Van Slyke Princess Martha Bethany is lost in a storm, and the brave Prince John Andrew, studying his maps and the clues he is able to find, sets out in search of her when all else fails....

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Choosing Joy

Choosing Joy

Choosing Joy by Nancy Olson Choosing Joy is the charming story of a rescued Golden Retriever named Joy. On a deeper level, the story extends a gentle invitation to readers, both young and grown-up, to “choose joy” in their daily living. Choosing Joy is a...

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Hunter Finds a Home

Hunter Finds a Home

Hunter Finds a Home by Nancy Olson With charming pictures and simple words, Hunter Finds a Home tells the story of a homeless cat that wandered into the backyard and the lives of a family of dog-lovers. At first unwanted and unwelcome, the young cat is...

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The Missing Chalice

The Missing Chalice

The Missing Chalice by David C. Hanley and illustrated by Richard E. Hanley In this children’s mystery, an experienced pastor finds his special chalice missing. Senior Server Brian Jacobs has been serving at daily Mass for five years. He understands the...

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The Story of Our God and Our Catholic Religion

The Story of Our God and Our Catholic Religion

The Story of Our God and Our Catholic Religion by Dominic Tarquin Catholic children should have a basic understanding of their faith before receiving the sacraments of reconciliation and communion. The goal of this book is to help young children to...

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Secrets of Siena

Secrets of Siena

Secrets of Siena by Dianne Ahern Book 4 of the series! Even nuns get to take a holiday! After all the investigations Sister Philomena’s conducted this summer, she needs one. In this adventure, Sister Philomena, her niece, Delaney, and nephew, Riley, are...

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Curse of the Coins

Curse of the Coins

Curse of the Coins by Dianne Ahern Book 3 of the series! The 30 pieces of silver that Judas was paid for betraying Jesus were found in Israel. The Franciscan monks of Jerusalem sent the coins to the Vatican Museums for authentication and safekeeping – but...

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Break-In at the Basilica

Break-In at the Basilica

Break-In at the Basilica by Dianne Ahern Book 2 of the series!  Luigi, a desperately poor man, breaks into the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy, to steal something of great value. He hides behind the wooden choir stalls and waits for nightfall....

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Lost in Peter’s Tomb

Lost in Peter’s Tomb

Lost in Peter’s Tomb by Dianne Ahern Book 1 of the series! Lost in Peter’s Tomb is the first book in a series of mystery adventures designed to present the stories of the saints in an intriguing and educational manner. Set in modern Italy, the stories...

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Today I Made My First Reconciliation

Today I Made My First Reconciliation

Today I Made My First Reconciliationby Dianne AhernWonderfully instructional book!Best friends Maria and Riley accidentally break a window then lie to their parents. Their growing discomfort coincides with encounters with their parish priests and teachers and lessons...

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Today I Made My First Communion

Today I Made My First Communion

Today I Made My First Communionby Dianne AhernA favorite gift for First Communion!Join Maria and Riley and their classmates as they offer to help Father Hugo solve the Mystery of the Eucharist. Learn about the Church, the Mass, music and prayer. “Look in the Back of...

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Today I Was Baptized

Today I Was Baptized

Today I Was Baptized by Dianne Ahern All time best seller! Begins with a children’s story about a baby’s baptism day-told from the baby’s perspective! Includes short essays that explain the sacrament of Baptism. The book becomes a keepsake for this very special day...

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The Rosary in Kidspeak

The Rosary in Kidspeak

The Rosary in Kidspeak by TJ Burdick This book was designed to help families pray the rosary with their children. Each mystery includes a piece of sacred art, a description of each mystery in “kid speak”, and instructions on how to pray this treasured method of prayer...

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