But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” - Matthew 19:14
Childhood is a precious and delicate thing. As parents, we have been given the sacred task of guiding and shaping our children’s development. As Christians, we know that our success as parents isn’t measured by our children’s grades or future careers, but by whether or not we have helped to show them Christ.
This book, by Deacon Ilya Kokin, is designed to teach children the basic overview of sacred history, starting with the Old and New Testaments and continuing with an overview of some of the persecutions that the Church has undergone, both ancient and modern, up to the present day.
Starting with the creation of the world, the book lays out the fall of the first human beings, the promise of a Savior, the cultivation of God's chosen people, the coming of the Messiah, His teaching, ministry, death, and Resurrection, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the preaching of the Apostles and martyrs, up to the great persecutions of the 20th century.
From the series “Scriptures and Feasts for Children.” This book about the feast of the Nativity of Christ is designed for parents to read to their children aged 2-8, although smaller children will still enjoy the illustrations. It recounts the story of the Savior's birth in a simple and clear way, while sticking close to the text of the Gospel.
In addition to the text, the book also has beautiful illustrations by Olga Podivilova on almost every page to help even the youngest children absorb as much of the story as possible. The book also explains some of the traditions about how we celebrate the Nativity and gives a few simple carols and poems for parents to sing with their children. The last section of the book is called “How to read to children about Christ's Nativity,” and contains some advice on how to teach small children about the Incarnation of the Son of God.
This book is 8.5” x 11x. 52 pages.
This is the Paschal book from the series “Scriptures and Feasts for Children.” This book goes through the events of Holy Week — the Entrance into Jerusalem, the Mystical Supper, the betrayal, crucifixion, Death, burial, and Resurrection of Christ, explaining them in a clear and simple way that is suitable for the very youngest children.
Each story is beautifully illustrated by Orthodox artist Olga Podivilova to help engage even the youngest readers.
This book is 8.5” x 11” and 39 pages.
The complete set of books in the series “Scripture and Feasts for Children,” by Elena Trostnikova with the beautiful illustrations of Olga Podivilova either in hardcover or paperback. Perfect to read even to the very youngest children, to begin to familiarize them with the life of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ as told in the four Gospels. Each book also includes a section for parents in the back.
Included in the series are “The Miracles of Christ,” “The Nativity of Christ,” and the Paschal book, “The Resurrection of Christ.”
All books are 8.5” x 11”.
Coming Soon! - The Law of God for children
A catechism for children, suitable for children ages 7-11. This book has been adapted from the classical Russian catechism, “The Law of God,” and is perfect for use at home or in Sunday school. It lays out in a way that is clear and accessible for children the basics of the Orthodox faith.
The book includes twenty-five chapters on subjects ranging from who God is and what we know about Him, to the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Christ, to the basic building blocks of the Orthodox spiritual life.
This book has been fully translated and is currently being edited and laid out for publication and should be available soon, before Pascha of 2019 at the latest.
A Note on Shipping
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