By Carissa Douglas
We all owe God a debt of gratitude for his goodness.
Join the Little Douglings as they learn how little offerings lead to big graces, and discover how Jesus helps them get along with their brothers and sisters.
In an uplifting verse that teaches the valuable lesson of self-giving, children can take the lead of this adorable family who choose to grow in love of God and others through the challenges of their everyday lives.
Author and Illustrator Carissa Douglas helps parents and caregivers teach their kids how to grow closer to Jesus with fun, illustrated stories that rhyme. She lives in Georgina, Ontario with her husband, Patrick and their eleven young children. A Gift Of Myself is the second book in The Little Douglings series which seeks to teach children the richness of the Catholic faith through the promotion of the sacraments.
“Fantastic! The images are as beautiful as the content is theologically sound. My daughter loved it! I loved it! This book is an endearing tribute to Pope John Paul II’s teaching on the gift of self— a sort of ‘Intro to Theology of the Body for Kids.’ An excellent tool for parents who wish to foster selflessness in their children, which will yield fruit in adolescent years and provide a basis for truly loving, authentic relationships.”
— Matt Fradd,
Catholic Speaker, and Author, The Porn Effect
“It is a joy for me to see one of St. John Paul II’s most cherished teachings fill every page of this book— ‘man . . . cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of self.’ (GS 24) No child (or parent!) is ever too young (or too old!) to be introduced to this truth. Learning how to make a gift of self is our lifelong foundation for chastity, discipleship, and vocation. May you and your children always know that you are a gift!”
— Katrina Zeno,
International Speaker and Catechist on Theology of the Body
“There are few books that are loved by adults as well as children, are as deep as they are silly, and inspire us all to do great things. A Gift of Myself is just that kind of book.”
— Patrick Sullivan,
Catholic Speaker, Writer, and Catechist