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 wasn’t 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.
|Publisher:||Church Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
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.