"Where Do Deacons Come From?" is the 3rd book in the vocation-awareness series written by Elizabeth Ficocelli, illustrated by Shannon Wirrenga and published by Bezalel Books.
Like the previous books in the series-"Where Do Priests Come From?" and "Where Do Sisters Come From?"-the Ficocelli-Wirrenga team gives us another excellent vocation-awareness resource for families, parishes, religious education programs, and classrooms interested in fostering a respect for vocations as well as a foundation for the ways in which God may be calling the reader.
Like the other books in the series, this book is 20 pages in length with text detailed enough for an older reader and with enough beautiful illustrations to be enjoyed by a younger reader. Each book in the series has a vocabulary page in the back which offers a deeper understanding for the older readers and even for Mom and Dad or teacher
Parishes and classrooms interested in bulk purchase of any of the Ficocelli vocation-awareness books should contact Cheryl@BezalelBooks.com for more information.
Praise for Where Do Deacons Come From?
Elizabeth Ficocelli has come up with another winner In direct, simple terms, she explains the important role of deacons in the Catholic Church. This book will be invaluable to people of all ages who have basic questions about their deacons. Since deacons are part of the ancient tradition of the Church, while also being "new" to the contemporary Church, there is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding them. This book will help immensely to overcome such misunderstandings and lead to a deeper appreciation of all the ministries of the Church.
"Deacon William T. Ditewig, Ph.D., former Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Diaconate at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC, is currently Professor of Theology and a diocesan official of the Diocese of Monterey in California."
Having lived this wonderful vocation for fifteen years, I was absolutely thrilled with Elizabeth Ficocelli's beautiful children's book entitled "Where do Deacons Come From?" I give it my highest and most heartfelt recommendation. Elizabeth's beautifully written and superbly illustrated little book will now open the wonderful world of countless numbers of children to the beauty of the vocation to follow Jesus Christ and serve His Holy Church as a deacon. I recommend that every mom, dad, grandfather, grandmother, sister, brother, uncle, aunt-and anyone who hopes to plant the seed of a vocation in a young boy or to help any child, girl or boy, to understand the calling and vocation of deacons, buy this book and give it as a gift.
" Keith A. Fournier, Editor-in-Chief, Catholic Online"
Where do deacons come from? Reading Elizabeth's book, it becomes obvious that deacons can come from your home, a best friend's home... or from your parish. Deacons are plumbers, doctors, government workers -- men who recognize a call to serve the Church and the people of God. For parents or grandparents, this book can shine a light into a perhaps dimly lit area of a young man's heart where a vocation to the diaconate is awaiting an invitation.
" Deacon Tom Fox, Podcaster www.CatholicVitamins.com, Columnist, and Commentator"
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