When I was given the chance to review The Big Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions, I was thrilled. Our cross country move this summer meant the book had to chase us across the country with the rest of our mail, but when it finally arrived I was thrilled. I was even more excited when the book not only met, but exceeded my expectations.
I spent the afternoon, in the sweltering heat, absorbed, as the girls splashed around me in their kiddie pool. Ideas for the upcoming year were unfolding in my imagination.
The Big Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions is perfect for teachers, parents, or anyone looking to pass on the faith, and the traditions that nurture that faith, to the children in their lives. It would be excellent for a teacher in a formal classroom who's looking to add the rhythm of the liturgical year to learning time, and it's perfect for parents who want to make Catholic celebrations a vibrant part of their day to day life.
I also really appreciate the month by month format of this book. The first page of the month tells you what you have to look forward to and then you can flip through the chapter and come up with plans and ideas for celebrating in the upcoming days.
As a mom, this is definitely one of my favorite books. I've already spent hours pouring over it and I know that it's going to be a well used book for years to come!
I receive free books from Tiber River in exchange for reviewing them!