Encourage your children to learn more about the Episcopalian Eucharist with this adorable little book. Featuring silly cut-out illustrations of sheep acting out the parts of the priest and the congregation, this book explains important parts to children in an accurate and clear way that is easy for younger children to understand.
Jennie Turrell walked into All Saints Chapel on Good Friday, when her three-year-old son stopped her in the darkened doorway and quietly whispered, Uh-oh. At that moment, she realized that changes in the physical space of the liturgy mattered to him. She had been whispering in his ear during liturgies since he was a baby, but it wasnt until that day that she knew he had been taking it all insights and soundsall of it. In spite of squawking at inopportune times, crawling in the side aisle or narthex when sermons ran too long, drawing on the bulletin, dropping the heavy Book of Common Prayer on his toes, or standing on chairs, her son was present, aware, and sharing in the Eucharist.
This is how her little book for little hands came to life. Her son was a consultant on the book from beginning to end.
An engaging book for children, ages 2 8, to follow the liturgy and participate in ways that are appropriate for them
Beautiful images and age-appropriate language follow the liturgy
Kid-friendly, illustrated primer on the sacrament of the Eucharist.
Jennie Turrell teaches visual art at Franklin County High School in Winchester, TN, where she also helps works to create opportunities for her students to pursue further education after graduation. She holds a bachelor's degree in art and a master's degree in elementary education. She lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.