Children’s Literature: Feeding their growing little minds. Part 2
What pure joy there is for a child’s eyes to be opened to a new world through literature! They can travel to distant lands or bygone eras, and into the lives of heroes. How very true were the words of Fr. Finn, “One of the greatest things in the world is to get the right book into the hands of the right boy or girl. No one can indulge in reading to any extent without being largely influenced for better or worse.”
In a world filled with absolute filth, and those who seek to corrupt children from earliest youth, what a breath of fresh air it is to find a wholesome story which will uplift our little ones and fill them with the holiest of ideals. To present heroes to them, big and small, and particularly everyday role models – boys and girls just like them – who do nothing more but truly live their Faith, as they journey joyfully along this adventure of life.
Such are the stories of the great Catholic author Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J. Stories which are seamlessly interwoven with our beautiful Faith and which have resulted in marked improvement in behavior among their readers; all the while maintaining all the joys and fun of youth. Children dream to live such lives as them, yet lives filled with nothing more than commonplace occurrences within the reach of all!
Grab a jar of Vegemite and join us as we explore the works of Fr. Francis Finn, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others, and build up a reading list to feed their little minds and raise up little saints!
Books by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
Tom Playfair: Making a Start - 1891
Percy Wynn: Making a Boy Out of Him - 1891
Harry Dee: Working it Out - 1892
Claude Lightfoot: How the Problem was Solved - 1893
That Football Game: And What came of it - 1897
Ethelred Preston: Adventures of a Newcomer - 1896
Ada Merton - 1896
My Strange Friend - 1897
His Best Foot Forward - 1899
His First and Last Appearance - 1900
But Thy Love and Thy Grace - 1901
The Fairy of the Snows - 1913
That Office Boy - 1915
Cupid of Campion - 1916
Lucky Bob - 1917
His Luckiest Year - 1918
Bobby in Movieland - 1921
On the Run - 1922
Lord Bountiful - 1923
The Story of Jesus – 1924
Sunshine and Freckles - 1925
Candles Beams: Short Stories - 1926
Boys’ and Girl’s Prayer Book – 1926
Francis Finn, S.J. (Autobiography) – 1929
New Faces and Old - 1896
Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
Show Run Time: 54 minutes
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