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My Books:

It's been such a gift to share my books with the world as resources for your homes and classrooms! All of my books have the Nihil Obstat and the Imprimatur and are intended to help families and teachers share the our beautiful faith with kids of all ages.

Below you'll find links to past posts with peeks inside of the book, free printables that support the books, and endorsements, as well as links to outside reviews and interviews. You can always reach out at hello (at) looktohimandberadiant.com if you have any questions I can help with!


Through the Year with Jesus: Gospel Readings and Reflections for Children


Through the Year with Mary: Ponder and Pray Together with Children


Through the Year for Jesus and Through the Year with Mary elsewhere:

Promo videos from The St. Paul Center

National Catholic Register 2022 Buy Catholic Gift Guide

EWTN/Ave Maria Radio Catholic Connection Interview, starting about minute 34

The Catholic Post Newspaper: Book Review

Quote Me Podcast with Lindsay Schlegel

Letters to Women Podcast with Chloe Langr

Katie McGrady Show on Sirius XM Interview

Iowa Catholic Radio: Jon Leonetti in the Morning Interview

Real Presence Live Interview

Catholic Community Radio (Starting at about minute 18)

Interview with Bonnie Way of The Koala Mom

The Regular Catholic Guy Show Podcast

Review at Equipping Catholic Families

Review at Good Books for Catholic Kids

The Front Line with Joe & Joe Podcast

Review at Good News Book Fair

Bookish Christmas Gift Guide at National Catholic Register

The Catholic Post Newspaper: Book Review

Interview on How They Love Mary Podcast

Review of Through the Year with Mary from KoalaMom.com

National Catholic Register- Dinnertable Catechesis


All about Advent & Christmas elsewhere:

Waiting in Wonder- article for the National Catholic Register

The Coming of the Lord: Helping Children Prepare During Advent in The National Eucharistic Revival blog and newsletter

Five Ideas for Celebrating Advent in Your Classroom from Education in Virtue on Openlight Media

Advent is Not the Catholic Olympics- Podcast Interview with According to Bridget (with illustrator Shari Van Vranken)

Video Interview with The Prodigal Father

Living Lit Podcast with Diocese of Sioux Falls

Hope & Wonder on Kolbecast- Podcast for Kolbe Academy (with illustrator Shari Van Vranken)

7 Beautiful Ways to Honor Advent with Children on Aleteia


Review on Nell Muses

Jesse Tree Resources from Katie Warner

Review on Catholic Culture

Review on CatholicMom.com

Our favorite Catholic books for kids from 2023 on Aleteia

Interview on Catholic Community Radio (11/21/23, starting around minute 36)

Driving Home the Faith Radio Interview

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee: Rejoicing In The Lord During The Third Week Of Advent- Article on CatholicLink


6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great resources but the liturgical year watercolour looks confusing with the words matching the colours. Could it be made clearer with the words and colours through arrows or the words on the colours?

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    1. Thanks for that feedback! I guess I meant it to be more of an "artistic" or reflective look at the continuity of the Liturgical Year, not as much for instruction. I do have a Liturgical wheel as part of this coloring book that might be more of what you are looking for: https://www.looktohimandberadiant.com/2016/11/the-liturgical-year-coloring-book.html

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  2. I am so excited about this book. Your offerings helped me beautifully when I taught 4th grade, and now that I am teaching Junior Kindergarten, this will be a wonderful way to introduce our dear Jesus.

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  3. Thanks for such a beautiful resource to teach our Children about Jesus!. I have two questions. Is there a distributor of your book in Canada? and my second inquiry, does the gospel readings in the book are meant to match with the current liturgical calendar 2020-2021 ?. I wonder if they would be different for next year. Thanks for the clarification.

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    1. Hello! My publisher at stpaulcenter.com ships to Canada and last I checked it was also available through Amazon in Canada. I don't have a separate distributor there to recommend, however so I know the shipping cost might be a bit higher, I'm sorry.
      The short answer is that the readings do not match with a certain Liturgical Reading cycle, so it can be used year and after year. If you are interested in the long answer ;) here are some more details as to why:
      When we began planning the book, we wanted it to revolve around the Liturgical Year and have weekly reflections. The natural next step was to look at the Mass readings. However, because the English missal is on a three year cycle, the book would only be "good" for one year if we designed it to match a specific set of readings. Having three books of this quality wasn't marketable for the publisher, because we wanted to create a keepsake book, not something that was more disposable in nature. Besides the A, B, and C reading cycles, there are also solemnities that move each year, vigils that have different readings, etc. Not to mention English speaking Catholics of different rites (Marionite, Byzantine, etc.) as well as parishes that use the 1962 Missal, all of whom have totally different readings each week.

      All that being said, the only solution for creating a book that could be used year after year no matter the calendar in use was to choose the Gospel readings based on themes, not the specific cycle we are in. So the readings you see are based on the theme of that Liturgical Season and the events from Jesus' life being remembered. I also tried to fit in 60 of the "highlight" stories of Jesus' life so there wasn't too much repetition and as many of the key (narrative) events would be included as possible.
      Hope that helps!

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  4. You are so generous! Thank you! I just purchased the first book and downloaded your resources.

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