Religious traditions can sometimes confuse kids, especially if they don't really understand the meaning of why we celebrate it. Lent is not about giving up silly things, and it is not about making sad faces to show how difficult life has suddenly become for you. Instead of focusing on what you might give up, take time to consider why you are doing it. You give up stuff for Lent to try to become a stronger Christian and as a reminder to concentrate more on God than yourself. Inside are great tips, including 40 Days of Survival Tactics and prayers and practices that you'll find helpful for making the most of this important time of year. Recommended for ages 7 to 11.
Written for 711 year olds, this playful guide appeals
to kids who want to know more about what adults are
telling them is a serious time. Without talking down
to them, yet challenging them to learn and do more,
the following topics are explored in detail: What Lent
Is, What Lent Definitely Is Not, 40 Days of Survival
Tactics, and A Few Prayers and PracticesOnly for
From What Lent Definitely Is Not:
People easily become confused on this subject. In
fact, we’re glad you are reading this book, because
we want to set you, at least, straight. You can then
please set others straight.
Lent is not about giving up” silly things. It is not
about making sad faces to show how difficult life has
suddenly become for you. (Need we start explaining
how most of the world would think that giving up
candy bars or soda for 40 days sounds just plain silly?
According to Bread for the World, 925 million people
around the world go hungry each day. So please don’t
talk about the terrible hardship you are undergoing by
giving up M&M’s and Coca-Cola for a few weeks.)