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Education for All

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Education for All

Children’s Books Recommendations

The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie DePaola is this month’s picture book
recommendation. DePaola writes in his Introduction, “Las Posadas, an old Spanish
custom which celebrates Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem on Christmas
Eve, stems from the word ‘posada,’ meaning ‘inn.’ It began in Spain and came to…
Mexico and then to the American Southwest.” Both the book and the tradition invite
us into Mary and Joseph’s sacred story of preparing and waiting for Jesus’ birth.

The Night of His Birth by Katherine Paterson & Lisa Aisato

Silent Night (The Christmas Choir) by Lara Hawthorne

Nativity by Cynthia Rylant

25 Christmas Picture Books by various authors

Song of the Stars

Room for a Little One

The Story of Christmas (great illustrations)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (beautiful illustrations!)

Let There Be Light (from Desmond Tutu)

The Children of God Story Book Bible (Desmond Tutu)

The Jesus Storybook Bible

More Resources

Catechism Videos from Mother Kara Slade, Ph.D., professor at Princeton Seminary

Grow Christians blog, a resource to support parents and practicing faith in the home

BuildFaith.org, resources for families from the Virginia Theological Seminary

Exploring the BCP: Introduction to the Book of Common Prayer

Praying the Daily Office


Forward Day by Day

The Good Shepherd & the Child

Pray-As-You-Go (10-14 minutes)

The Daily Examen Podcast (15-20 minutes)

The Deconstructionists: biblical inquiry and faith issues (approx. 1+ hour)

The Liturgists: progressive Christians exploring the intersection of faith, science, and art. (approx. 1+ hour)

On Being: wide-ranging discussions touching on faith, ethics, art, and science. (episodes approx 55 min.)

Two Feminists Annotate the Bible (30 min- 1+ hour)

Prayer Apps:
Reimagining the Examen 

Devotionals 365