A Saint a Day
365 True Stories of Faith and Heroism
by Meredith Hinds
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Pub Date 23 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 20 Dec 2021
Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S, Thomas Nelson
Teach your child to walk in faith, act justly, and lead with kindness and humility with this 365-day devotional for kids. A Saint a Day includes fascinating historical stories as it introduces young readers to over 300 saints who did extraordinary things for God.
Mother Teresa left her family at age 18 to become a missionary. St. Patrick helped spread Christianity to Ireland. St. Jerome translated the Bible into Latin--and also had a pet lion!
Written for ages 8 to 12, A Saint a Day inspires young readers with remarkable stories of people who made extraordinary choices to love and serve God. Featuring popular saints such as Teresa of Ávila, Francis of Assisi, Juan Diego, and Thomas Aquinas, each of the 365 devotions includes:A Scripture verse and prayerA short summary or inspiring story of a saintA notable factArtwork with a fresh, kid-friendly design
This daily devotional for kids is:An ideal gift for First Communion, Confirmation, or AdventA unique book for strengthening a child's faithA great way to share Catholic Church history with kids
A Saint a Day will help your child realize the long history of people of faith. As you journey through this yearlong devotional, your children will grow in their understanding of Church history and better understand how they can love and serve God.
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Average rating from 14 members
My new secondary go to gift for First Communion family and friends. It was beautifully written and easy for readers of all ages.
Charmingly illustrated, this book for children has a one-page profile of a saint for each day. Included are the dates for the saint, where he or she lived. This is followed by a Bible quote, a brief biography or anecdote about the saint, and a short prayer. A sidebar gives a fun fact about the saint. The saints are mostly presented on their feast days, giving parents plenty of ways to go deeper into the stories of these heroes of God.
thank you Netgalley and Ms. Hinds for the free copy of this book. I like the general look of the book and how many saints can be found. I think more illustrations of the saints will be nice. I also like how its engaging for kids because of the not so long descriptions. I hope there are also activities in between and not just saints.
I found this book quite exciting! It is literary one saint a day and they assign the day instead of the number which I prefer (ex. Jan 7, instead of just Day 7) since it makes it easier to keep track of where you are. The information is short and to the point, with interesting info; however, I would have loved if that added info about praying to a Saint if you need help for x or y situation. Overall, this is a book I look forward to reading at the end of each day.
This is an excellent daily devotional that focuses on the saints of the Catholic Church. Each page gives a brief paragraph about a different saint for the day. The paragraphs are brief enough to share with young children but adults will get just as much out of this book. I'll be adding this one to my personal collection for my children. I have many saint books that are far too detailed so this will be a great change.
I will certainly be buying this book for all of the children in my life. I love giving young kids a book with one saint a day, giving them one person to focus on each day and being able to learn more about that one person. I loved the descriptions and the pictures. This will certainly engage young children and teach them more about the saints who have come before us. Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
A saint a day was an amazing yet informative book on Saints who gave up their normal lives for Jesus. I loved learning about these saints and spent time googling their stories. Loved this book and would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a new devotional to inspire them to live for christ
A Saint a Day: 365 True Stories of Faith and Heroism is a devotional book for children. Readers will learn about a different saint each day. I wanted to read this book because I am interested in church history and found the idea of learning more about saints in a devotional book both interesting and inspiring. This is a beautifully designed book. The cover art is appealing and the small hardcover book is also sturdy and well made. There is a place inside the book for a gift inscription, and this would be a lovely gift - especially at Christmas, so children could start reading in the New Year. Each devotional is on one page, with the dates of the saint's life, a Bible verse, and a short biography. The book concludes with a short one line prayer for the day inspired by the reading. The writing is engaging and the details about the saints' lives are really interesting! I think the short, lively entries will engage and inspire children who read this book through the year. I highly recommend A Saint a Day, especially as a gift - and a source of inspiration and learning through the upcoming year.
An ok format if you are only going to provide one page of information for a saint. Dates and spiritual quotes and information about a saint once a day. Mostly organized by a date relevant to that particular saint. One page (in my opinion) is not enough space to give enough recognition and detail about the saints. I really wanted to like this book. Thank you to NetGalley, Meredith HInds the author and the publisher Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S for the opportunity to review the advance review copy of A Saint a Day: 365 True Stories of Faith and Heroism in exchange for an honest review.
Love the layout and design of this! I'm a Protestant, not a Catholic, but I appreciated learning more about these heroes and heroines of the Christian faith. Thanks for adding this, Netgalley!
I really like the book. There was a lot of saints that I hadn't heard before. Every day has a story of saint. I think there was a lack of important information about some saints. But I understand that it's a short biography. I expected more illustration because it's for kids. Thank you Netgalley and publisher for free ARC in exchange of honest review. All thoughs are my own. 4.5/5
A beautifully illustrated book with a diverse representation of Catholic saints. Ideal for children who are curious about religion/Catholicism or who are being raised in the Catholic faith. Even those that are not Catholic will enjoy learning about these people, and the book does not push Catholicism as a belief system. As an adult, this is a must for my bookshelf. Along with the more well-known saints and their feast days, this book also brings attention to some lesser-known (but equally important) saints. I especially appreciated the opening pages that define "saint" within the Catholic Church.
This is a lovely little daily devotional book. The writing is generally accessible to kids, though it does talk about some grisly ends (in non-graphic terms.) One thing of note though is that though this book seems aimed a young kids, there are no illustrations or icons. There are some on the cover, so I was surprised to find none with the devotions. Overall, this is a good kids introduction to the saints.
I'm not a super religious person, but I did grow up in a Catholic family. I am interested in religions and mythologies and find this interesting from a scholarly perspective., but it is definitely made for children of the Catholic faith. The illustrations and page set ups are really lovely. I just wish there was more information about the saints. It can still be one page long, but most of the info is kind of vague. Still a great book for a young Catholic child to learn about the saints, how to worship and be a caring and giving person, and to teach Bible verses! Thank you to netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.