According to Pew Research, roughly a quarter of U.S. adults (27%) indicate that they haven’t read a book in the past year. A great way to remedy that is to gift those you love with books this Christmas! There are many benefits to reading books, including mental stimulation, stress reduction, exposure to knowledge, inspiration, escape, vocabulary expansion, memory improvement, and more!
Loyola Press is happy to provide you with a Christmas Gift Guide to help you select books that make for wonderful Christmas gifts for people of all ages without breaking the bank! One of my favorites is Leo’s Gift, which tells the story of a young boy who discovers his unique gift which he places at the service of others. This year, Leo’s Gift now has a guided reflection to accompany it.
I especially recommend the following as gifts for catechists to use in their faith formation with children:
- Pope Francis Says
- Shhh…God Is in the Silence
- Loyola Kids Book of Bible Stories
- Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols
- Dear Pope Francis
Finally, the following is my recommendation for a book for catechists to read for their own spiritual enrichment: Enough As You Are: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Appreciating the Gift of You by Peggy Weber. We catechists do experience self-doubt from time to time!
To see all of the books available at special prices for Christmas gift-giving, visit the Loyola Press Christmas Gift Guide!