Goodness Graces!
Goodness Graces!

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Jenkins, Diana R. 

Pauline Books & Media 



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About this Book:

These short stories remind children of how receiving the sacraments can help to restore their relationship with God. Each story is followed by a page of reflection and discussion questions. The book also includes an easy-to-read introduction explaining the meaning of the seven sacraments, Jesus's gifts to us.

Ages 8 – 12

About the Aauthor:

After over twenty years as a special education teacher, Diana R. Jenkins became a freelance writer. She has written hundreds of magazine stories, articles, and comic strips for kids and teens. Her books include Goodness Graces! Ten Short Stories about the Sacraments, Stepping Stones – The Comic Collection, and Spotlight on Saints! A Year of Funny Readers Theatre for Today's Catholic Kids. Her latest book, Tackling Tough Topics with Faith and Fiction, is a resource for adults who want to help young teens face modern challenges with a faith perspective. Visit her on the web at, read her blog at, and find her on Facebook at

Product Details:

Binding: Paperback
Category: Children/Intermediate/Stories
Trim size: 5" x 7 1/4"
Pages: 128

Sherry Ellis says...
Goodness Graces is a collection of short stories that takes a look at the sacraments in a way thats relevant to kids. The book beings with a short introduction that lists the Catholic Churchs seven sacraments and explains what each means. Then the stories begin. Each story is told from the kids point of view, in the first person voice. Topics are realistic and meaningful. For example, for Baptism, the narrator experiences the birth of a new sibling and the feelings that go with it. Boredom with going to Mass is the topic for First Communion. Annointing of the Sick is made relevant as the narrator faces an impending heart operation. After each story, is a list of four or five questions that encourage the reader to reflect on the meaning of the sacraments in his or her own life. Author, Diana Jenkins, does an excellent job in creating stories that kids will enjoy reading. The comments and thoughts of the various narrators are right on target with how kids think and feel. Theres even a nice sprinkling of humor that will illicit a laugh or two. If youre looking for a book to teach children ages seven to twelve about the sacraments, this is a book to read
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