I'm so excited about my latest book! Here's the press release from Bayard about it!
great collection of prayer services to help sixth, seventh and eighth
graders explore God, their faith, and the complexities of adolescence in
fun and creative ways.
Using language, ideas, and formats
familiar to tweens, these prayers introduce methods like meditation,
litanies, intercessions, novenas, and even the ancient scriptural
prayer, lectio divina, to middle school kids. There are noisy prayer
celebrations and quiet, contemplative devotions.
prayers to mark Church seasons and feast days, and prayers that get
students moving, thinking, reading Scripture, and shouting praise. in
addition, there are prayers that connect faith concepts and the lives of
the saints to the realities of being an adolescent in today’s world.
catechists and religion teachers will discover that most of these
prayer services require very little preparation, so they can focus on
helping students discover that God’s immense love for them is here to
stay—long after middle school is over.
Connie Clark is the author of several books from Twenty-Third Publications, including Feeling the Wonder: Daily Reflections, Prayers, and Actions for Advent, 12 Fun and Easy Plays for Middle Schoolers and A Prayerbook for Confirmation Candidates. She is a catechist at St. Kilian Church in Mission Viejo, California, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
144 pages, $18.95, 8.5” x 11”
Release Date: September 2012