'Twas the Season of Lent by Glenys Nellist

Explore what the season of Lent is all about and how we can draw closer to God with this thoughtful book!

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We didn't have a single children's book related to Lent (how many are actually out there in the world?), so we were excited when this one showed up on our doorstep:

We love pulling out this book every Advent, so we were excited to see what author Glenys Nellist did with the topic of Lent.

Not just a picture book, this 40-day devotional and storybook hybrid explores the life, words, and works of Jesus and encourages families to draw closer to God during the Lenten Season.

The readings focus on Jesus's mission to the least, the lost, and the lonely, with each story and accompanying prayer prompt encouraging children to try to be more like Jesus and do what God calls them to.

It's written in both prose and poetry, with my favorite part being the poetry told in the lyrical style of Clement Moore's iconic poem, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

The prose sections (in four groupings of ten days each) bring to life the story of Jesus's ministry and the days leading up to His death and resurrection.

I think this book is a perfect way to lead up to Easter and great for all ages up through the elementary grades. The only caveat I have is for Catholic families to know that the readings for days 38-40 already jump ahead to Easter, but it's probably easy enough to allow for a couple of "skipped days" throughout the 40 days and then read those final passages after Easter has arrived.

Get a copy of this title here and help focus your family reading time during the Lenten Season!

Additionally, grab the Easter book I reviewed here and have everything set up for your own annual Lent/Easter book collection!

Have you encountered any Lenten books for children? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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