First Communion book based on the words of Pope Francis and beautiful children’s Bible now available from Ignatius Press
SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, 2015 – Several years ago, Ignatius Press and Magnificat joined forces to launch a new line of beautifully illustrated, high quality, Catholic children’s books. These charming books have captured the imagination of children of various ages through delightful full-color illustrations, exciting stories from the Bible and lives of the saints, and simple yet powerful prayers. Due to the popularity if these books, two beautiful new titles have been added to the collection and are now available for purchase: Your First Communion: Meeting Jesus, Your True Joy and The Beautiful Story of the Bible.
Based on the words of Pope Francis himself, Your First Communion: Meeting Jesus, Your True Joy, is addressed to young people preparing for their First Communion. They are words of wisdom and encouragement about the patient and enduring love of Jesus, who comes to us as bread to give us his own strength.
In words a child can understand, the Pope explains that not only in the Eucharist but also in the sacraments of Baptism and Confession we meet Jesus and receive his transforming love.
On every page children and their parents will discover that Jesus is indeed their true joy! This book includes pages where a child can write a prayer to Jesus and share memories of his or her First Communion.
Here, in The Beautiful Story of the Bible, are all the most important stories of the Bible, Old and New Testaments, with very expressive and gorgeous pictures, sure to delight young children from 3 years old and up.
The Old Testament stories include Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, David & Goliath, Moses and more. The New Testament stories include the whole story of the life and miracles of Jesus, and the lives of the Apostles and early Church, all presented in a wonderful way that shows God’s great love for mankind.
Anthony Ryan, Marketing Director for Ignatius Press, says, “Our whole line of the lovely Magnificat – Ignatius Press books for children is full of a real variety of titles for all ages and on all topics. Several things that the books all have in common is the great beauty of each book, including the colorful, high quality illustrations throughout, combined with very good writing and exciting stories and adventures for children of all ages. These two latest titles are no exception.”