"What a gift to share with children, grandchildren, godchildren, and students! This book is equal parts artistic and spiritual inspiration -- you can't help but be moved by the beautiful words and images. A great resource for teaching children (and reminding ourselves!) of God's great and ever-present love." Danielle Bean Catholic author and speaker
Jesus Is With Us Always: The Story of the Eucharist, is the fruit of many years of prayer, thought, artistic development, and testing with groups of First Holy Communion students and teachers. Beginning with the Creation and ending with the Beatific Vision, the story of God's relationship with mankind unfolds in simple text and vividly painted illustrations. Children are introduced to Adam and Eve and see their loss of grace, meet Abraham and Sarah set apart as the parents of God's people, and see Moses bring those people to freedom and unity under the Law. They will see Jesus come to earth and fulfill His saving mission, leaving us with the priceless gift of the Eucharist.
The story of a beloved and beautiful tree that, through the love and generosity of its owner, accompanies Jesus throughout His life, death, and resurrection.
Written by Fr. Dennis Billy, C.S.s.R. with my illustrations