Sunday, June 5, 2011

Daily Devotions for Catholic Kids

From Facebook- Can anyone suggest a good, Catholic, daily devotional book for 10 year old boys?

Well, I found these. I don’t know how good they are, but here is something that might be useful: Living Faith Kids features daily devotions based on the daily Scripture readings from the Catholic Mass. Each quarterly issue helps children 8-12 develop the habit of daily prayer and build their relationship with Jesus and the Church. Living Faith Kids is the daily Scripture-based prayer companion for Catholic children and an invaluable resource for parishes, families and schools. (You can buy these in bulk or orders of 5 copies or fewer.)

*Sample pages are provided at website.

Does anyone use Living Faith Kids? How is it?

Does anyone have other suggestions for Catholic daily devotions for boys?


Sarah Harkins said...

Magnificat Kids is very similar. I haven't compared them side by side since my kids are too young for these.

Amazing Grace said...


Thank you for sharing this info!!! :)

Alicia said...

Living Faith Kids is much more affordable than MagnifiKids! It does look similar except MagnifiKids has the actual order of the Mass like a "mini Missal" and LFK doesnt look like it has that (which we don't use anyway) Thanks for haring!

Amazing Grace said...

I really want to see LFK and MagnifiKids! They both sound so interesting! :)

Jessica said...

I've only used the Advent and Lent Magnifikids; and browsed the samples of LFK online.

The differences I can glean:

Magnifikid has the mini-missal of sorts, with some neat activities throughout the week. The daily prayer is the same throughout that week. It seems more *weekly* focused.

LFK has short quote from one of that day's reading, while listing the location for each day's Mass readings. Then there is an actual devotional for the children - something to think about, somehow apply to their lives. LFK has a *daily* focus.

They are equally "cartoony", and both have activities. Both are solidly Catholic. Both are great in their own rights, but both could definitely use some sprucing up as far as the depth that children can attain if they are allowed the opportunity.

I think we're going to try out LFK for one subscription (it's inexpensive enough) and still do the Lent and Advent Magnifikids for this year anyway.

Amazing_Grace said...

Thank you for your review on the devotional books. Please let us know what you and your family think of LFK. :)

Linda Q said...

Magnificat Kids is fabulous, but it isn't a daily devotional. It is meant to be a supplement to Sunday Mass. I've ordered Living Faith Kids as it's a daily devotional. I'll let you know what I think!