A prayer companion that allows passages from classic literature and the Bible to illuminate each other side-by-side. Andersen’s awkward search for love and friendship in his own life comes across in many of his tales. The underlying lessons and morals intertwined in his enchanting stories teach about loving one another, right and wrong, and the consequences of bullying, lying, and cheating. He also writes of siblings and friends caring for one another. And many of his characters pray and call on God in their times of need.
Selections from: Thumbelina The Snail and the Rosebush The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Wild Swans The Ugly Duckling A Real Princess The Tinder Box Shepherdess and Chimney Sweep Little Ida’s Flowers The Emperor’s New Clothes The Snow Queen The Flying Trunk The Fellow Traveler The Nightingale The Beetle Whatever the Old Man Does The Darning Needle Fortune’s Overshoes The Bronze Boar The Bell
Mary K. Doyle
Mary K. Doyle is a former feature writer for the Chicago Tribune, book author, blogger (Doyle’s Delights and Midwest Mary), and trade representative for ACTA Publications. She writes and speaks of the topics of caregiving (especially to loved ones Alzheimer’s) aging faithfully, Marian devotion, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, mentoring and the joys and challenges of everyday life. She is the devoted wife of magician Marshall Brodien, a mother and grandmother, and a member of an extensive family and circle of friends. One of her favourite hobbies is hand quilting. She has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Theology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Her many books include Navigating Alzheimer’s, The Rosary Prayer-by-Prayer, Grieving with Mary, and Young in the Spirit.