The Very Best Day

The Way of Love for Children

Roger Hutchison

Jan/2020, 40 Pages, Paperback, 8 x 10

ISBN-13: 9781640652811



An introduction to the Way of Love for children and their families.

“The Way of Love” has become a mantra of Michael B. Curry’s episcopate as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. From the royal wedding to the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church and continuing today, all ages have been inspired and eager to “grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world.”

The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children introduces the practices for a Jesus-centered life for children ages 3–10 and their families. Using accessible language and age-appropriate themes, it specifically addresses children and the importance of rhythm and practice in their lives as Christians, accompanied by Roger Hutchison’s familiar and vibrant artwork. Through a cadence of words and colorful images, children will see how to Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest in daily life as a follower of Jesus. Learning such wisdom at an early age will benefit children (and the adults who love them).

Roger Hutchison is a bestselling author and illustrator of nine books including, The Art of Calm, My Favorite Color Is Blue. Sometimes., The Very Best Day: the Way of Love for Children, and The Painting Table. He is a recipient of the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent Award and is an award-winning photographer. Roger serves as the Director of Children's and Youth Ministries at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, TX. He lives outside of Houston.

“This book is a work of art. The generous layering of paint in its illustrations, coupled with the gentle poetry and depth of its text, creates a moment for readers--whether very young, very old, or anywhere in between--to reflect on what it means to journey on the Way of Love.”––Jennifer Grant, author of Love You More and ALittle Blue Bottle

"Roger’s beautiful paintings and awe-inspiring words combine to create the perfect primer for parents, teachers, and clergy searching for a means to help their young ones experience the Way of Love.” ––T.J. Freeman, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

"Teaching our kids about Jesus is often a challenging but worthy task. With The Very Best Day, we parents and educators do not have to go it alone.” ––Sarah Condon, author of Churchy and co-host of The Mockingcast

"Hutchison has created both a thoughtful gift for children entering Sunday school and a resource that sparks meaningful faith conversations at home.” ––Christine V. Hides, Director of Christian Education at Kenilworth Union Church (Illinois) and blogger at "Bless Each One"

“Roger Hutchison uses easy-to-read poetry, meaningful reflection, and beautiful illustrations to introduce the practices of the Way of Love to children." ––Victoria Hoppes, Camp Director at Waycross Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

"A tool for all who would like to grow in faith as a family, it will make a delightful addition to a home or church library." ––Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families and Prayers for Faithful Families

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