Thursday 28 February 2019

Do I Really Have to Give Something Up for Lent? - Sarah A. Reinhard

Do I Really Have to Give Something Up for Lent?
Sarah A. Reinhard
Liguori Publications
ISBN 9780764820731

This little booklet is an excellent resource. I just finished reading it twice. I was reading it with my son when my oldest daughter came in. She asked if we could read it once I was done. And when my youngest gets home I have a feeling I will be reading it with her also. I I actually purchased this book a few years ago. It arrived to late to begin that first year. Last year it was buried on my desk, and this year my son kept asking me if we could read it. And Now we have. I wish we had read it last year, and now each of my children want their own copy. I just wish there was an eBook edition so they could each have it on their Kindle.

The description of this book is:

“Learn about a variety of opportunities to celebrate Lent, such as: giving up something meaningful, doing something for others, and sacrifice and sharing with others. With the thoughtful suggestions in this pamphlet, you will discover ways to help you grow closer to Jesus this Lent-and every day after.”

And the Chapters are:

Purpose of Lent
Give Up Something
Do Something
Fasting and Almsgiving: A Combination Sacrifice
Challenge Yourself
What is Lent?
The Meaning of lent
Looking Forward

This is a small volume of just 24 pages, but it does a great job of presenting the information concisely. The book if written for children, Teens can read it themselves and younger children can have it read to them. There is a great section about not making what you give up too hard, and also not making it too easy. It also has a great balance between what we do during lent, and what we refrain from doing. 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2019 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Sarah A. Reinhard:
Welcome Baby Jesus
Welcome Risen Jesus
A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy
Catholic Family Fun
Word by Word
Do I Really Have to Give Something Up for Lent?

An Examination of Conscience for Teens: Grades 6 and Up

Author Profile and interview  with Sarah A. Reinhard

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