The Gospel for Children
John J. Piantedosi; Illustrations by Ben Cioffi (about)
“The Gospel for Children is exceptional in its quality, its theology, its presentation, its ability to touch children’s hearts as well as their imaginations. I heartily recommend this beautiful written and illustrated life of Jesus as a story that can be used as bedtime reading as well as a book to teach children more formally about Jesus.
Fr. Joseph Girzone
Author of the best-selling Joshua series
“Big truth is best communicated in small and simple ways — which then — is not small or simple at all! This lovely book is a lovely example of such big truth."
Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Center for Action and Contemplation
“The Gospel for Children is a delightful book for parents or grandparents to read aloud to their children or grandchildren. The flow of rhythm and rhyme catches one’s attention and helps focus on the story. Colorful illustrations further assist in integrating the lesson. I can also imagine a group of young students sitting in a semi-circle on the floor listening and watching with awe as the book is read. Clearly the author has put a lot of time and reflection into how best to share the Good News with children.”
Mrs. Aldona Lingertat, Ph.D.
Director, Masters in Ministry Program,
St. John’s Seminary
“Such a clever, age appropriate way to introduce the good news of Jesus Christ to young children! The lively rhymes, the sweet illustrations, interpret the Gospels to ‘tell the story.’ Parents, grandparents, godparents will delight in reading this aloud and will find themselves wanting to deepen their own knowledge of the Scriptures. What a good book to ‘take-with’ as families go off to Church!”
Susan J. Kay
Assistant Director of Religious Education
for Catechetical Leadership
Archdiocese of Boston
John J. Piantedosi has served in the area of Religious Education for about twenty-five years both as a High School Teacher and Campus Minister as well as a Catechetical Leader. He holds a Masters of Education in Counseling from Boston State College and a Masters of Arts in Ministry from St. John’s Seminary. Presently, John is an Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Studies at Bunker Hill Community College in the Boston area.
Ben Cioffi is a young aspiring artist currently obtaining a degree in education from Salem State University, Boston.