Jun 21, 2021
If you are looking for a children’s book to catechize your children on major Catholic themes, “E” is for Eucharist can assist you, rhyming the teachable terms along the way: A is for ashes, “At Lent, they’re smudged upon your head;” B is for Blessed Sacrament, “The Body of the Lord, once bread.”
Published by Tan Books and written by Claudia Cangilla McAdam, the book is a deep dive into some of the headier theological topics a child can enter into: the Eucharist, the role of incense, the Kyrie Eleison.
Because three to five-year-old children are some of the greatest theologians I have ever met, this book could meet the expansiveness of their curiosity in the same way that Catechesis of the Good Shepherd does. At the same time, I have little doubt the children will ask follow-up questions for each of the pages.
Given the exalted nature of the word and the explanations they require, this book could also be good for older children to read to the younger children.