As I looked over 100 Things Every Child Should Know before Confirmation; a Guide for Parents and Youth Leaders, by Rebecca Kirtpatrick (248.8 K), I wondered how many I (at age 70+) knew nothing about. Turns out not too many, but I did wonder what “Ordinary Time” is (see item #85 to find out), and I could certainly learn something about the history of Israel. Each of the topics, such as Bible stories, characters, church traditions, etc. is divided into sections for study and conversation with young people: “planting the seed,” “feeding the soil,” and “watching them grow.” As useful as it is for its intended audience, it could be an interesting review for all of us.
~Carol Jensen, Church Librarian