Saturday, June 22, 2013

"Who's Who" Review

Who's Who in Heaven: Real Saints for Families in Plain English

In his book, Who's Who in Heaven: Real Saints for Families in Plain English, Father Thomas G. Morrow gives families a wonderful resource to begin (or continue) their education about the Saints. Fr. Morrow covers eleven Saints in all, most very recognizable and some of whom you may be yet unfamiliar.

We have begun to read a Saint story after dinner or lunch once each month. Each is several pages in length so it may be best to divide it up among several sessions when reading to an under-6-year-old crowd. My three oldest (7, 6 and 4) listened well and the older two were able to participate in the discussion after. The stories do a good job of covering the Saint's life and the discussion questions, even if the children are too young to answer them all in-depth, are a good place to begin.

Because of the length and lack of pictures, I would follow the publisher's recommendation of third grade and above. If you have that age child in your home, as our oldest is, I still believe the little ones benefit from hearing the stories repeated whenever possible, and this is one way to accomplish that. If you only have tiny ones at home, save this for later. I can imagine it to be a great resource for middle-school children and older.

Overall, we are enjoying our monthly lesson on each new Saint. I can see that this will be a book we return to periodically as a refresher. Definitely one to have on your religious shelf!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this review! Sounds like a great book to have on our shelf.