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Chime Travelers Books are Great for Kids!

JK asks: "Can you tell me if the Chime Travelers series has any New Age or occult themes running through them?"

I’m happy to report that the Chime Travelers series is 100% Catholic with no objectionable content.

The series, written by Catholicmom.com founder Lisa M. Hendey, is a series of five books based on the adventures of twins Patrick and Katie who “meet” and travel with saints such as St. Patrick , St. Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi. Each book takes the reader on a time-travel adventure into the life and times of each saint.

Hendey got the idea for the books years ago while sitting on a swing in Mississippi with her nephew, Patrick. She began to tell him the story of his patron saint in a creative and colorful way.

“Once upon a time there was a boy named Patrick, and suddenly he was transported back in time to early Ireland, and he met the real St. Patrick …”

The roots of that story “stuck in my heart,” she said. “What would it be like to be able to travel back in time and to encounter the saints in the midst of their own faith journeys? What if you could see exactly what made them such heroic models of faith?”

Out of these musings came the Chime Travelers series. Each book is beautifully illustrated and include which includes beautifully illustrated stories, prayers, and a short bio to introduce children to the saint’s life and legend. This is followed by discussion questions about saints, sacraments, and Catholic life to help children understand what they’ve learned through the stories.

The books are suited for elementary school-aged children in grades 2-5.

I highly recommend this series. Visit the website for more information.

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