Book giveaway! A Little Book About Confession for Children

Book giveaway! A Little Book About Confession for Children February 21, 2014

As promised: I’m giving away one copy of Kendra Tierney’s A Little Book About Confession for Children from Ignatius and Magnificat.

This lovely, thorough, practical guide to confession is pretty much everything you could ask for in a book about confession for kids. It’s simple but not fluffy in the slightest, and would also make a fine guide for teenagers or adults who never understood the sacrament well. The pictures are nothing special, but the book is very clear and well designed. (Also, this may be silly, but I really appreciate the fold-over flap built in to the front and back covers, so you can mark your page. I swear, I spend half of my read-aloud time trying to remember where we left off.)

We are definitely using this book as our first confession prep, along with the Baltimore Catechism.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post confessing one sin. Ha, just kidding. Any comment is fine. I’ll leave the contest open until next Wednesday, February 26th at noon eastern, and will try to announce the winner that day.  Good luck!

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  • Lisa Cook

    Love this!

  • Heather Turner

    Looks super interesting! Thanks for sharing about it and for offering the giveaway!

  • Anna

    Sounds good! I’d love to use it with my daughter who will be making her first confession this year.

  • Jennifer Aguila

    Seems like a great resource!

  • Would love to win this! My daughter made her first confession in December but a refresher never hurts, and I have at least four more children who will be making their first confession someday.

  • Jewels Green

    Wonderful idea!

  • Plateofshrimp

    My sin – lack of patience with my toddler today. 🙂

  • Marchioness Pezzulo

    I want it!

  • Julie

    Was looking at this book the other day… Will be keeping it in my “back pocket” for my godchildren when the time comes.

  • Jennifer Bunch Julius

    This looks like a great resource!

  • Barbara Fryman

    Though you just said you were kidding I am worried that the ever elusive sleep is becoming an idol…..ILOVESLEEEEEEEEPPP

  • Allison P.

    Yes! I really really want this book. Getting my 6 year old ready now for her first confession, and having trouble ummm, adjusting my confession booklet to her needs and understanding. Oh, and my sin today is gluttony. Just ate some carmel corn. For breakfast. With a soda. Instead of the

  • Kristen Johnson

    Thanks, Simcha! We still have several First Confessions to go around here, so we’d love to have this resource. 🙂

  • Marietta Newland

    We’d all enjoy it, whatever our ages. 🙂

  • Katharine Memole

    My sin, coveting my neighbor’s book.

  • Even though we’ve already navigated our first first confession, I feel like I could have done a better job with the preparation. I’d love to have more resources.

  • Sarah S

    I’d love this! As a newly returned to the Church Catholic, I’m gonna need all the help I can get with my son’s formation.

  • Ann Lanari

    We’re several years out from needing a children’s book on confession, but it never hurts to start stocking up on resources 🙂

  • Anonymous

    This would be great to share with all the kids in the family!

  • David Lesperance

    Thanks for your this!

  • Julie Fico Weyant

    Free is good. Confession is good.

  • bob cratchit

    Hmmmm… this could be just the thing for a young lady who is coming into the Church this Spring and then soon after into my family’s life.

  • Heather

    Lots of children and lots of confessions happening around here. We would really love a copy of this book!

  • Nan

    My sin, impatience.

  • Diana Calliou

    I’d love to have this book!

  • Lynne

    I’d love to give this to one of my god children!

  • CatherineS

    We have a first confession coming up next month!

  • Rachel LaPointe

    That book looks awesome. I’ve got a couple years before my kids start making the rounds, but I might need to get a copy ahead of time. Just in case mommy brain sets in again and I forget this book exists.

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    Our oldest had her first confession in December. We’re trying to make sure we all go once a month.

  • Father, find a good home for this book. (I hope it’s me!)

  • Amelia Grimstad

    Three confession preps down. (At least) four more to go. Non-fluffy sounds awesome!

  • Sue K

    Thanks for the opportunity

  • Joseph Nelson

    I want this! 🙂

  • Dorothy Galvin

    i was thinking of the grand kids

  • Angela Vandoli

    This would be great for the youth group I work with!!!!!!!! It’s very common that they know absolutely nothing about the sacrament of confession, so us youth leaders find ourselves trying to fill in the gaps to help kids understand what mortal sin is and why we should confess to a priest. We’ve been wanting to have a youth group day on reconciliation, this would help a lot me thinks 😉

  • I’ve seriously considered buying it for myself, just to understand the sacrament better. And I’m 18!

  • Rose K.

    Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned – I knifed an old lady in line.

  • Cordelia

    If I don’t win it, I’m going to buy it – my six children will at last be Baptized and received into the Church this spring, with the older three making their first confessions soon after – so I’m very grateful for your recommendation. Their sacramental prep from the parish has been…sad to say…long on time and inconvenience and boredom, low on substance.

  • Chris S

    Would love to have this for our kids!

  • Lew

    I liked the illustrations…

  • Ezbs

    I’ve never won anything before. Please Simcha let me win this…my 6 year old would love it!

    Ps do you post to Sydney Australia?

  • Aquinas5

    Looks like a great resource

  • Sarah K

    We could really use a book like this! Thanks for a chance to win one!

  • Anna Bersagel

    As a new Catholic, this book sounds like it would have been helpful last year as I prepared for my first confession! Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

  • Sarah

    We would love to have it! 🙂

  • Meg Anderson

    Would love this for my kids!

  • CS

    Currently trying all kinds of ways to get my deep-but-maverick-thinking, some-special-needs 8yo catechized for First Communion. Will take any books.

  • Christina Thompson Dyer

    This would be great for my kids.

  • Amy

    I would love to win this book! My oldest daughter just had her first confession earlier this month and I have 4 more after her….would come in handy!

  • I poked a badger with a spoon…

    (and I stole this joke from a real comedian)

  • Jennifer Anzalone

    Awesome. We are prepping our fourth for the sacrament this Wednesday.

  • Maria Rose

    This would be great for my daughter, who lives far away, as she teaches her precious children about the Faith.

  • Jen

    Would love to win this book!

  • Jenny

    Throw my name in the hat!

  • Heidi Fritzinger Shallop

    I would love to win this book. I’m a mom of five and a CCD teacher, I could use it! (Oh and I would let the kids use it, too.)

  • Kimberly Burdette

    I would love to win this for my little man

  • Janelle Ortega

    My girl will have her first confession next year. In 3rd grade but some kids do it in 2nd right? My other girl who is still 3 years away from her first confession started crying in Mass the other day because she is “afraid of confession.” 🙁

  • georgefamily5

    Thank you for your generosity. I’d love to win this for my son.

  • JoeWetterling

    One sin? Almost missing the entry cutoff. 🙂 We need good materials that don’t trade accuracy for appeal — why not have both? Amiright?

  • James Kontoes

    Perfect! Thank you for the chance – my little girl makes her first confession in a few weeks. 🙂

  • Preparation for this sacrament is up and coming in our family. I’d love to get a copy of this book!

  • Greta Bergmann

    I just discovered Kendra Tierney’s blog and I’m loving everything she has written.