I recently had the opportunity to read The Sacrament by John Bytheway. If you’re familiar with John Bytheway at all, you know that he produces quality and entertaining work. My husband is a big fan of his talks that he listened to growing up.
The Sacrament is a great book to teach your children about the meaning of partaking of the sacrament. I’m sure many of our children (and us) have found the Sacrament time to be a little bit boring or we find our minds thinking of other things. This book is a great way to teach our children why we have the sacrament, what it represents, and what we should think about while we take it.
It also has an explanation of the symbols of the sacrament which is another great teaching tool. I even learned some things from the symbols being explained! Did you know that the white cloth put on the sacrament table represents the cloth that covered Jesus’ body in the tomb? I didn’t!
The book is written in poetry form which I love! I think that’s a great way to get the attention of children. The story itself is also very clever – it’s about a young boy who goes on a family vacation to his grandfather’s house. Since they are there on Sunday, they go to church with him. They find the meeting very boring, but his grandfather teaches him about the sacrament in a way that he will always remember it.
This is one of my favorite pages. 🙂
I love when childrens stories become teaching tools! It’s a great way for children to learn! If you have younger children or grandchildren, then definitely check out this book! There are also great illustrations that portray the story so well!
Head on over to Deseret Book to check it out!
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