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Enter to win a copy of Dr. Scott Hahn and Emily Stimpson Chapman's new children's book about the Mass.

You know a children's book is a classic when it brings you to tears. Or when your 7-year-old daughter asks you to read it again as soon as you finish reading it aloud for the first time. I didn't expect this with the newest children's book by Scott Hahn and Emily Stimpson Chapman. With its symbolic cover of a lamb bleeding into a chalice, I thought The Supper of the Lamb might appear intimidating to my kids or be too deep for them to grasp. Yet this book gently invites children to the greatest joy on earth, receiving our Lord in the Eucharist at Mass, and conveys deep theological truths and Biblical history in a pleasant, lyrical way. 




This is the second children's book cowritten by Scott Hahn and Emily Stimpson Chapman and once again they are a dynamic team, utilizing the previous work of Hahn's book for adults, The Lamb's Supper, and Emily's insights as an author and mother, and molding them into a beautiful, mystical rhyming story for children on the truths and treasures of the Church's theology of the Mass.

Four times in this book we are invited to the supper of the Lamb—by a prophet, an angel, a bride, and last by the Lamb Himself. These invitations show us salvation history and how it led to the institution of the Eucharist, and how we are united with Jesus in Communion just as we hope to be in heaven with God for eternity. The power, beauty, and sacredness of the Mass are presented so beautifully that it made me cry with gratitude for the great gift we have been given and too often take for granted because it is "shrouded in mystery." 

There are so many layers of beauty and depth to this book. Each time I read it I see something new. Each character and invitation speaks to me in different ways—the bride a reminder of God's love and desire for union with us. The angel a reminder that all of heaven is present at each Mass. But my favorite is the Lamb. The gentle, childlike Lamb is the one whose invitation finally gets accepted by the narrator of this book. How appropriate to teach children of the grandeur and power of God and what He has given us in the Mass but to also see that in His goodness, He comes to us small, hidden, and humble so that we will not fear Him. 




This book will be a gift to your whole family. The formative truths and concepts presented so beautifully (in rhyme!) will be foundational to every age, and as your children grow they will have the building blocks in place for greater and deeper understanding of what happens at every Mass-- "our souls are healed and demons fall where God gives Himself, once and for all. [...] we pray, we sing, we fight, we stand with the saints against the night." Truly, after reading this book, you too will want to run to the Supper of the Lamb.  

Ask for The Supper of the Lamb at your local Catholic bookseller, or purchase online from Amazon.com or the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.


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Enter to win your very own copy of The Supper of the Lamb! The publisher is offering a copy of this new book to one Catholic Mom reader with a mailing address in the USA. To enter, simply leave a comment on this article answering this question:

Which part of the book described here makes you want to learn more about the Mass?


This giveaway is open through 12:01 AM on Wednesday, December 5, 2023. One winner will be chosen at random from all comments on this article during the giveaway period; comments left on social media are not counted as entries. Winner must have a USA mailing address. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Unclaimed prizes will be awarded to alternate winners. Prizes will be shipped directly to winner by the prize sponsor.



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