St. Joseph Books for Vignettes on a Theme

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I mentioned yesterday that many of the St. Joseph Picture Books are best used as children’s manuals for participating in a series of prayers or another sacrament.  However, many of the books in this series are best suited to a vignette-a-day type reading.  If you are the type of homeschool mom that likes to do themes, then you will like these.  You can open your homeschool day with a little mini-devotional on any of the topics I mention in this post.  I wouldn’t read a particular book all in one sitting though.  That bores my kids.  But a tidbit a day would work fine, especially if you like narrations.

Below you see part of the book I Love My Pet.  It’s a review of Bible stories and saints that had ANIMALS in the stories.  At the end is a few prayers for animals.

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This is a vignette from the Saint Peter the Apostle.  Each page spread is a little story like this.

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Same for the book on Angels.

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And the book on the Holy Spirit. I might do a Holy Spirit themed week during Pentecost and use this book to open every day.

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Here you see inside the Paul book.

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There is a collection of all of the Bible stories about Mary in Mary, My Mother.  That would make a good theme for May.

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If your library has it, it would also pair well with Tomie De Paola’s book (below) on Mary or even Demi’s for an older child.

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Or, you could do a week on the Works of Mercy.
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A week on Sacramentals.

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Or the life of  St. Joseph.  What’s the Joseph month?  I can’t remember.

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Here is the book on Miracles of Jesus.

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I would pair it with the Tomie de Paola book on the same subject from the library. It also uses vignettes.

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Same for the book on the Parables of Jesus.

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Our library has a Tomie book on that too.

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Anytime you wanted to focus on the God the Father for a week, there’s a book for that.

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The Immaculate Conception book covers all of salvation history, including Mary’s role and her becoming patroness under this title.

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Anyway, that’s it for vignette-a-day theme books from St. Joseph picture books.  Next, I’ll focus on those books that do read more like a story or are good for saint reports.  As a rule of thumb, anyone in the Bible will fit THIS category I just covered, but those saints who don’t have Bible appearances are more of a read-through biography.  I’ll show you those next.  However, if you LOVE the weekly morning devotional theme routine, any of the modern saint biographies I mention tomorrow will work for that too.

 



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