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Just For Today

Just For Today
Saint John XXIII By (author)
Bimba Landmann Illustrated by
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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Limited ***

8.0 X 9.0 in
34 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religious / Christian / Devotional & Prayer


Known fondly as "The Good Pope," John XXIII was recently canonized as a saint, and his daily Decalogue continues to be a source of inspiration for people the world over. In this picture book, graceful illustrations connect the text to everyday life, showing how the statements apply to school, family, and friendships.

The pairing of Saint John XXIII's cherished words and Bimba Landmann's symbolic artwork instills readers of all ages with a sense of peace while they savor each page. This lovely book provides the perfect reminder of how to make the most of every day.


Kirkus Reviews
"Landmann has made a near-magical series of images illustrating [Pope John XXIII's prayer. . . . Plenty of wisdom here for older children and adults of many faiths."

Booklist (Starred Review)
“Invites children to think about their own lives and give them pointers and signposts. . . . Landmann does an extraordinary job of illustration. The stylized paintings, set against a medieval Mediterranean background, have a weight that matches the importance of the words, but there is still room for whimsy. . . . A gift for the eyes and mind.”

Our Sunday Visitor 
“Each reflection is beautiful and thoughtful — a mini examination of conscience to recite in the quiet of morning before the rush of the day begins. And in this children-friendly format, it’s a reflection the whole family easily can take part in.”

Publishers Weekly
“Visually irresistible and inspiring.”

Catholic News Service
"Bimba Landmann brings to life with colorful and intriguing illustrations Pope John XXIII's decalogue of how to live each day humbly, politely and lovingly toward God and others. . . . A keepsake."

Author Bio

Saint John XXIII served as pope from 1958 until his death in 1963. During his lifetime, he helped save the lives of thousands of Jews fleeing the Holocaust, made a significant effort to resolve the Cuban missile crisis, and founded the Second Vatican Coun

Bimba Landmann has illustrated over a dozen children'sbooks, including Clare and Francis, InSearch of the Little Prince, and I Am MarcChagall (all Eerdmans). Bimba was born in Milan, Italy,where she currently lives with her husband and son.