In These Thy Gifts, Fr. Mark G. Boyer introduces a new collection of mealtime prayers grouped around the liturgical cycle.
This new children's book, from the author and illustrator of the award-winning and best-selling book Tear Soup, both directly addresses the issues that children may face over the loss of an unborn child and also gives parents practical and sensitive advice to help their children cope with the death.
“Tell me a story, Daddy … about when God was a little girl.” Susanna’s playful request begins a whimsically profound tale woven between father and daughter. Together they retell the familiar story of creation, but with unexpected twists and insightful turns along the way. The exuberant joy of God’s creative energy sparkles in this tale that honors both interconnection and diversity. Between the gentle wisdom in the text and the beautiful paintings that accompany it, you may never think about God, creation, or yourself in quite the same way.
To help adoptive parents-to-be through the stress of the adoption process, author Heidi Schlumpf presents this collection of reflections with words of commiseration, compassion, and hope.