A church is a holy place filled with mystery and meaning. In this accessible and practical volume designed for children five years old and up, Gertrud Mueller Nelson (To Dance with God) has a young girl and her older brother walk through their church, discussing the meaning of what they see, hear, touch, and smell. They pause before a baptismal font; the sanctuary with a cross, a table, and a reading stand; the stained glass windows; the sacristy where vestments are kept; and the pews.
The color illustrations by Nelson key readers into the sensuousness of this tour where the smell of holy oil and incense are part of the experience. The author also accents each experience with a quotation from scripture or the liturgy associated with an object or area of the sanctuary. A Walk through Our Church is an ideal gift for families for whom high liturgical celebration is an integral expression of Christian faith.