I Don't Want to Go to Church: Turning the Struggle into a Celebration
Author: Br. John Mark Falkenhain, O.S.B.
Illustrator: R.W. Alley
This book is written for younger, school-age children for whom going to church doesn't always make sense, particularly when it competes with things they'd rather do like sleeping in or playing. Younger children don't have the cognitive abilities in place yet to understand many of the abstract ideas that go along with faith and religion. For these young people, the experience of church often needs to be more concrete, story-based, or tied to everyday experiences and relationships. Through insightful text and enchanting illustrations, this book helps make the experience more concrete and meaningful, and even something to look forward to rather than resist.