We recently received this illustrated reading Bible version of the Gospels of St. Luke and St. John, and it really is perfect for the eight to twelve year olds in this house.
William R. Bloomfield at Sacred Art Series is creating beautiful products that really fill a void in homes that are striving towards bringing a true and vibrant picture of our Catholic faith to our children.
First, he created a beautiful great works of art stand up rosary flip book. It stands there on the table, and, as you start each new mystery of the rosary, you flip to a new page and see a new sixteenth century painting. Great for keeping kids' wandering little minds focused on the rosary. Also good for grownups.
Next, he has created a reading Bible, beginning with the Gospels of St. Luke and St. John. It bridges the gap for older children, or adults, who don't want to be stuck with a story time children's Bible, but who struggle to read adult Bibles, cluttered as they are with verse numbers and footnotes.
It really is a beautiful book, and would make a beautiful gift.
Thanks to Kendra Tierney for the kind review. And if you haven't already, please go now and read the rest of Kendra's post, where she also reviews several other great products, including Saints: A Year in Faith and Art and her own A Little Book about Confession for Children. (In fact, I just purchased each of these myself!) There's also a great Catholic planner for 2015 that includes feast days for both the Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form calendars.