October 10, 2015

'Cracks in the Sidewalk' -- a charming new children's bedtime story

By Hillary Mast *
'Cracks in the Sidewalk' -- a charming new children's bedtime story

How do you talk to a child about God? How can complex theological teachings that have taken centuries to define be presented in a way that children can understand them?

It’s easier than you think, as a new children’s book, “Cracks in the Sidewalk”, proves.

Just look at things little ones are already familiar with. Moonlight, lightning bugs, fresh snowfall -- all of these are just little signs of God’s unyielding love for his children, big and small.

Author Tony Magliano, whose columns appear weekly on CNA, gives examples of the countless ways God shows his love for us, while illustrator Lynn Armstrong brings the colorful ideas to life with childlike simplicity.

But God’s love isn’t limited to just signs, the story reminds us; He also gives us people in our lives who show us love and kindness -- something that every child should be able to relate to.

A sweet and charming book, “Cracks in the Sidewalk” makes a perfect bedtime story.

“Cracks in the Sidewalk” is available now in paperback through Eastern Christian Publications.

Hillary is a staff writer for Catholic News Agency.

* Catholic News Agency columns are opinion and do not necessarily express the perspective of the agency.

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