Caroline Fisher says writing a book for Catholic children has helped her to spread a message of true love “too good” to keep to herself. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The Sydney mother of three said her picture book, Jesus Had a Body Like Me: A Theology of the Body for Babies and Little Ones, is aimed just as much at those who read it to them.
Ms Fisher is passionate about sharing with readers both small and great that each of them is a gift, every soul is sacred, and to truly nourish the body one must also nourish the spirit within.
“God doesn’t make mistakes and each of us matters to God and has been ‘fearfully and wonderfully’ made in his image and likeness for a purpose only we can fulfil and nobody else,” Ms Fisher said.
“If only people knew this and understood the reasons behind what the Catholic Church tells us what to do and what not to do, we would not see the levels of suicide, despair and hopelessness we are seeing in our society.
“Teenagers in particular need to know this, but it’s never too early to connect the dots.”
Illustrated by Kama Towcik, the book is based on the Theology of the Body teachings of St John Paul II and aims at communicating the message of God’s self-sacrificing love to babies and the very youngest of readers.
“It is a call to love and be loved,” Ms Fisher says, as well as an effort to immerse children in what is “good, true and beautiful” in a simple and appealing way.
Children’s book opens door to God (By Marilyn Rodrigues, The Catholic Weekly)