A child's introduction to Compline - Share the beauty of nature and bedtime prayer with a special child. In this bedtime book, join in a candlelit wander through the woods, listening attentively to the river, trees, stars, and moths singing verses from scripture. This beautifully illustrated picture book invites families to enter into a calm, contemplative quieting-down based on a centuries-old practice of evening prayer from the Christian liturgical tradition.
Like the beloved Office of Compline, the book helps children "complete" their day and prepare for sleep, fulfilling a hunger for a bedtime prayer that is not simply intercessory, but offers an opportunity to practice listening and contemplation.
Hardback. 40 pages
Karin Holsinger Sherman holds a Master's Degree in Christian Spirituality and a Certificate of Spiritual Direction. She has worked in environmental education and advocacy, and in the broad field of children's ministry. Her love for the monastic liturgy of the hours, children's spirituality and nature education, writing, and art inspired her to create this book. She is currently employed in her most important work as a mother of two young children.