With all of our imperfections, we begin and end each day at the foot of the cross. It is here where our story begins and we pray it is where it will end. "Jesus said: Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." ~Matthew 11:28-30~
Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~
Monday, November 12, 2012
I am so excited to offer a book giveaway in time for Advent...
Yes, Advent is coming...Beginning on December 2nd!
I was contacted by the author, Sharon Altman, who co-authored the book with her daughter, Christine Winkelman. It's calledDestination: Bethlehem...A Family Advent Adventure.
This is a delightful Catholic chapter book for each day of December leading up to Christmas
– and is both entertaining and educational for the adults reading it aloud and
the children listening.
There are a number of Advent books out there but what attracted me to this one was 2 things:
1-Sharon wrote this book for her grandsons (Her daughter and co-author's boys) and they decided from the start that they would donate profits from the book to a sister
parish in Guatemala to help the kids there. I loved this!
2-It's do-able! Reading small amounts during a busy time of year is very appealing. I love that you can read a chapter a day and savor the real meaning of the season with our children.
I was happy to do this review, hopefully stirring up
interest in a book for more families to enjoy during Advent, and to help the children in this Guatamala mission parish.
And as their motto states:
"It's more than a book, it's an experience"
If you would like to enter the drawing, please leave a comment to let me know and share the news, if you can. The last day for entry is next Sunday, November 18th!