Our Holy Father, the Pope:The Papacy from Saint Peter to the Present
by Don R. Caffery Illustrated by Emmanuel Beaudesson
After the historic visit of Pope Francis to America, it is fitting and fun to read together from this beautifully and richly, illustrated, hardcover book about the papacy. The book takes the reader through the inception of the first pope, beginning at the Sea of Gallilee with Peter and Jesus as Jesus first calls Peter to be a “a fisher of men”, to his giving Peter the “keys of the Kingdom.”
The language of the narrative is appropriate for even your young ones to listen along and engaging enough to keep everyone still while being inspirational and rich in the depth our our beliefs. As we are lead to Peter’s life as the first pope we see the the connection today to our pope as well as the election of a pope.
The book journeys towards several notable popes to our present day Pope Francis. It is complemented with a lovely prayer for the pope, as well as the official listing of all 266 popes throughout the history of the papacy. You can even extend the lessons taught in this inspiring book with the suggested Scripture readings listed in the back of the book. 48 pp. Hardcover. All ages.
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