From Susan Tassone - best-selling, award-winning author and renowned "Purgatory Lady" -comes the first children's picture book about our friends the holy souls. New Friends Now and Forever: A Story about the Holy Souls is an age-appropriate and engaging book for children ages 6-10.
Susan is the author of 14 books and has spent more than 25 years helping millions of Catholics storm heaven with prayers to release the souls in purgatory. In her passion for this holy work, she now turns to children and provides a much-needed resource for strong catechesis on this important doctrine of the Faith.
New Friends Now and Forever is the delightful story of twins Ben and Hope, who become "prayer pals" with Mr. Ray, an elderly friend from their parish. They agree to pray for each other and to help him pray for his departed wife. Along the way, Hope and Ben learn that purgatory is real and that it is nothing to fear because it is a special way God shows His love for us. And the best part? The children learn that the power of their prayers helps the faithful departed reach heaven and that those souls will intercede for them, becoming their "forever friends."
With vibrant illustrations by Yorris Handoko, New Friends Now and Forever beautifully expresses the rich traditions, signs, and symbols of our Faith.
New Friends Now and Forever has been granted an Imprimatur, so you can be sure it is true to the teachings of the Catholic Faith. Special features include:
Help the children in your life realize the power - and the joy - that comes with praying for the holy souls in purgatory.