Let us follow our dear Lord Jesus as he travels the Way of the Cross. He is asking us to follow him. Are you afraid? Jesus himself was afraid to walk this painful journey, but out of love for us, he did so. So for love of him, we follow.
This fully illustrated version of the traditional Stations of the Cross contains new meditations by children's author Regina Doman (Angel in the Waters) along with:
- Scripture verses that point to each station
- traditional prayers attributed to St. Francis of Assisi and St. Alphonsus Liguori
- lyrics to the traditional hymn “Stabat Mater” ("At the Cross Her Station Keeping") in both Latin and English
- a feature that gives historical and scriptural lessons concerning the tradition of walking the Way of the Cross
- and a final prayer that ties the stations to Eucharistic Adoration throughout the liturgical year
Detailed pictures compliment the text and allow the reader to follow Christ and His Mother as they make their way through the streets of Jerusalem on the way to Calvary.
- Regina Doman
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- Chris Lewis
Listen. Devotional material for children doesn;t have to be juvenile. In fact, I would argue that the less juvenile the better. My children are more attracted to the intricate and the traditional than they are to the simplified and the simple and the 80s cartoonish. When we dumb down children;s devotional material were disrespecting their dignity and their capacity for understanding - which we often underestimate and is greater than we think. And that is why I love this new Stations of the Cross from TAN books! It is absolutely, stunningly, gorgeous. It's a pleasure for both me and my children to look upon. The stunning illustrations draw children and adults into the devotion. The reflections help children understand and enter into the station they are contemplating while they look at the rich and in-depth illustrations. When I first saw that this book was being released, it was instantly drawn to it as a resource for my children. And when it arrived, I opened the package and literally screamed for joy! My children ran and gathered around me, and oohùed and aahedù at the beautiful cover of this book. They begged to see it and my little one just sat and stared at the pictures, even though she can'tyet read the accompanying meditations. This will be a beautiful resource for our family for reflecting on the Stations of the Cross in our home. If you have children of any age, this book will be a beautiful blessing for them and their spiritual life!
This book is a wonderful resource to help kids pray the Stations of the Cross. Its packed with detailed illustrations of each scene, references from Scripture, further explanation of the scene and reflection on what the people were doing and experiencing, a prayer asking for the virtues we learn from the Station as well as the prayer by St. Alphonsus Liguori and excerpts from the 13th century Latin hymn to Our Lady describing her experience as she suffered alongside her Son. Further insight into the Scripture (including foreshadowing prophecy from the Old Testament) and additional detail about the Catholic Devotion of the Stations offer deeper participation and understanding of this journey with Jesus through His Passion. The illustrations beautifully articulate the scene, while not unduly graphic or disturbing for sensitive kids. There is so much information and different threads of prayer and reflection to follow throughout the Stations, that kids will learn something new every time! The book will definitely help to keep their attention throughout the prayer and reflection. The reflections are specifically geared to kids, without compromising, dumbing down, or softening Jesus Sacrifice for our sins. The side-bar of text offers deeper insight into the events and parts of Jesus Passion. The reflections help us to recognize our Lords Love for us, while challenging kids to follow and serve Jesus; to be kind to others, and to be grateful for His Suffering for us.
I bought this book for my daughter to help her understand how important Stations of the Cross is. But let me tell you I literally love it. It really takes you through the Stations and helps you understand more of what Jesus was going through.
I couldn;t ask for anything more in a Stations of the Cross book. My children and I just prayed it, and the detailed, intriguing pictures aided so much in mediation that even my five year old high-energy boy was enthralled. I loved having the Stabat Mater verses on each page. Mediations are the perfect length, very insightful, with a short Scripture reading. Glad i bought several!
Written so well. My granddaughter will love it.
Traditional stations of the cross prayers with captivating illustrations from artist Chris Lewis (Baritus) with scriptural and historical info to aid your spiritual reflections. Highly recommend. Also has Latin and English Stabat Mater lyrics dx ex V I n B In by to pray with!u
This stations was very well done! Anything Alphonsus Ligouri is worth having and this is no exception. This would be a great gift for Christmas or Easter. I am planning to give copies to my kids and my godchildren for the start of lent.
We utilized this book with our kids during Lent this year. It was especially nice to have the prayers in English and Latin as well as such good pictures for the kids to follow along.
What a fantastic way to go through the Stations with your children! There are layers of deep meaning in the illustrations which are wonderful. Its a great resource for diving deeper into church history and world history. The Stations of the Cross are more than enough but it has so many added treasures. I cant say enough about this excellent book.