Little Thérèse Martin loved Jesus with all her heart. However, Thérèse was very young. She knew that because she was little, she could not do big things for Jesus.
She could not travel to far-off lands to tell people about Jesus.
She could not serve the poor like the great saints.
And she could not be like her older sisters who went away to the Carmelite convent, spending their days in prayer.
Thérèse wanted to do great things for Jesus, too. But how could someone little do great things?
Jesus often spoke to Thérèse’s heart, and one day, He answered her question by telling her the story of a little flower. . . .
The Little Flower: A Parable of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is a wonderful way to introduce children to the spirituality of St. Thérèse’s “little way.” with its lesson that even the littlest act, done with great love, is beautiful in Jesus’s eyes.
Writer Becky Arganbright has adapted St. Thérèse’s lesson of the little flowers into a delightful parable for children. The young Thérèse learns that even though she might be little, with God’s help, her littleness can be a way of doing great things for God.
Illustrator Tracey Arvidson brings the young Thérèse Martin (and the flowers of her parable) to life in gorgeous illustrations.
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