Friday, June 25, 2010

How to Raise Good Catholic Children by Mary Reed Newland

I have truly enjoyed this book, (How to Raise Good Catholic Children, by Mary Reed Newland). It has taught me so much about being a good mother and being a good Catholic Christian woman. I have learned that in order to teach my children many important things, loving Mary, each other, and most importantly Jesus Christ, I must do the same. Being a first time mom all of the many examples were very helpful. She would give a lesson, and the give the exact example of how she implemented in her family. It is very well written, and easy to read (nice when you just get a few minutes here and there to read). We are going to try to implement many of her suggestions in our household. She makes everything seem so simple! We will see as we try to implement in our lives! I found myself growing profoundly while reading this book. I would catch myself praying throughout the day more, when getting up in the night to feed the baby, while doing dishes, while listening to baby cry etc… I found my devotion to the blessed mother grow as well. She really emphasizes the importance of your children’s relationship with Mary. One thing about that she said that stuck out to me was that children are born with the innate ability to love her, we just need to introduce them and foster this love. I would recommend this to anyone trying to raise a good Catholic family! ( received a free copy from Sophia Institue Press to review!)