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  • My First Interactive Mass Book for Catholic Kids

    Jennifer Sharpe

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 16, 2018)
    Do you want your 3 to 7 year old to love going to the Catholic Mass? This book can help!What is My First Interactive Mass Book for Catholic Kids, and how is it interactive? It is a simplified guide to the Catholic Mass that your child can bring to church every week. It is unlike any other Mass book on the market!It is interactive because in addition to including engaging, full-color illustrations and the most common prayers of the Mass for your child to follow, it contains carefully chosen quiet activities that will help your child participate in the Mass to the fullest. Far from just trying to keep your child busy, this book is designed as a true worship aide for the very young child.Two ways to Use: *Use the book right from the box as a fully interactive guide to the Mass:-- "Dress" the priest in the correct liturgical color.-- Follow along with the readings-- All basic prayers of the Mass are included for your child -- Follows the order of the Mass-- Visual Schedule for your child to follow--"Spot the Mass Items" activity!--Encourages child to use holy water, pass the peace, and pay attention during the consecration-- Children bring it to Mass every week!*If you want to have removable components, such as "dressing" up the priest in the correct liturgical color, and removable response cards for the readings, easy instructions are included in the back of the book. This part is SO easy. No mess, no glue, and no paint is required, yet your child will be SO proud of their book! Plus, once you have assembled the interactive components, the activities in your book will work permanently, and will be very sturdy. -- If you've decided that you want to have removable interactive pieces, then please purchase Scotch Create Reusable Mini Squares (or something similar) in advance, in order to mount the interactive parts to your book. However, the book is just as fun right from the box!Help your little one learn to love the Mass with My First Interactive Mass Book for Catholic Kids!Have older kids too? Check out my guided Mass journal for older kids, The Mass Book for Catholic Children (geared toward ages 7 to 12)!Other books by this author: Joyful Noises: 20 Original Cathlolic Prayers Sung to Classic Children's Tunes; Come, Let Us Adore: A Guided Journal for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; The Story of Blessed Stanley Rother for Children; The Story of Blessed Stanley Rother for Children Coloring and Activity Book
  • The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, and Panic

    Jennifer Shannon LMFT, Doug Shannon

    Paperback (Instant Help, Sept. 1, 2015)
    Do you have problems with anxiety? The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens is a much-needed, go-to guide to help you finally break free from the worry and ruminations that can get in the way of reaching your goals.If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones such as making friends, dating, getting good grades, or taking on more mature responsibilities, may seem much more difficult. And if you're like countless other anxious teens, you may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety altogether—leaving you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. So, how can you take control of your anxiety before it takes control of you?Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book helps you identify your "monkey mind"—the primitive part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise. You’ll also be able to determine if you suffer from generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or separation anxiety. Full of powerful yet simple cartoon illustrations, this book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried.If you’re ready to feel more independent, more confident, and be your best, this unique book will show you how.
  • The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, and Panic

    Jennifer Shannon, Doug Shannon

    eBook (Instant Help, Sept. 1, 2015)
    Do you have problems with anxiety? The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens is a much-needed, go-to guide to help you finally break free from the worry and ruminations that can get in the way of reaching your goals.If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones such as making friends, dating, getting good grades, or taking on more mature responsibilities, may seem much more difficult. And if you're like countless other anxious teens, you may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety altogether—leaving you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. So, how can you take control of your anxiety before it takes control of you?Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book helps you identify your "monkey mind"—the primitive part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise. You’ll also be able to determine if you suffer from generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or separation anxiety. Full of powerful yet simple cartoon illustrations, this book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried.If you’re ready to feel more independent, more confident, and be your best, this unique book will show you how.
  • The Mass Book for Catholic Children

    Jennifer Sharpe

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct. 3, 2017)
    Want to see the book in more detail? Visit me on facebook for a detailed walk through the book! fb.me/jennifersharpe.authorThe Mass Book for Catholic Children is a guided journal that is designed to help your child become more engaged in the Mass. The activities in this book provide the gentle encouragement your child needs to more fully participate in the Mass. The Mass Book for Catholic Children is not a just busy book, but a true worship aide meant to draw the child deeper into the beauty of the Mass. Each time your child attends Mass, he or she will have three activity-packed pages to help them participate in the liturgy in a more fruitful and devout way. This book is designed as 9 repeating activities that are spread out over 3 pages. These 3 pages repeat for each Mass, and there are enough pages for the child to attend 62 different Masses (every Sunday, plus 10 extra for Holy Days). Although the activities are repeating, they are open-ended, so your child's answers to the activities will be different each time. Example activities include notating the liturgical color, completing checklists, recording prayer intentions, listening for words during the homily, and drawing a picture of the Gospel story. Complete instructions provide useful tips, and a Reconciliation Record is located at the back of the book to keep track of confession dates. Great gift for First Holy Communion, Christmas or birthdays! Geared toward children ages 7-12. Have younger children? Check out my other book, My First Interactive Mass Book for Catholic Kids, for ages 3 - 7.Other books by this author: Joyful Noises: 20 Original Catholic Prayers Sung to Classic Children's Tunes;Come, Let Us Adore: A Guided Journal for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; The Story of Blessed Stanley Rother for Children; The Story of Blessed Stanley Rother for Children Coloring and Activity Book
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  • A Teen's Guide to Getting Stuff Done: Discover Your Procrastination Type, Stop Putting Things Off, and Reach Your Goals

    Jennifer Shannon, Doug Shannon

    eBook (Instant Help, Nov. 1, 2017)
    Do you procrastinate? And if so, what’s your procrastination type? In this fun and illustrated guide, author Jennifer Shannon blends acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral strategies to help you recognize your procrastination habits, discover the strengths of your unique procrastination type, and find the motivation you need to meet important deadlines and reach your highest goals.In the midst of modern-day distractions like smartphones, social media, and endless hours of movie and television streaming, it’s no wonder you procrastinate! But despite what you may have heard, procrastination doesn’t make you a bad or lazy person. In fact, procrastination may even work for you sometimes—creating a sense of urgency that can help you focus. But if procrastination doesn’t work for you, it can get in the way of meeting your full potential—in high school, college, your career, and life. So, how can you get things done and be your very best?In A Teen’s Guide to Getting Stuff Done, you’ll discover your procrastination type—warrior, pleaser, perfectionist, or rebel—as well as the unique strengths inherent in each type. If you’re a warrior, you love a good challenge, but may not be able to complete tasks you find uninteresting. If you’re a pleaser, you may be so concerned about disappointing others that you postpone doing something. If you’re a perfectionist, you may put things off because you’re worried about your work being judged by teachers, parents, or peers. And finally, if you’re a rebel, you’re driven by a strong sense of independence. By understanding your type and using the practical strategies laid out in each chapter of this book, you’ll be able to break the cycle of procrastination once and for all.This isn’t a manual on how to please your parents, teachers, professors, or friends. This is a book to help you understand why you procrastinate, whether or not procrastination works for you, and if not, how to improve your work habits and really get things done. By helping you uncover your own unique strengths, this book will help you master your to-do list—and your life!This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
  • A Teen's Guide to Getting Stuff Done: Discover Your Procrastination Type, Stop Putting Things Off, and Reach Your Goals

    Jennifer Shannon LMFT, Doug Shannon

    Paperback (Instant Help, Nov. 1, 2017)
    Do you procrastinate? And if so, what’s your procrastination type? In this fun and illustrated guide, author Jennifer Shannon blends acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral strategies to help you recognize your procrastination habits, discover the strengths of your unique procrastination type, and find the motivation you need to meet important deadlines and reach your highest goals.In the midst of modern-day distractions like smartphones, social media, and endless hours of movie and television streaming, it’s no wonder you procrastinate! But despite what you may have heard, procrastination doesn’t make you a bad or lazy person. In fact, procrastination may even work for you sometimes—creating a sense of urgency that can help you focus. But if procrastination doesn’t work for you, it can get in the way of meeting your full potential—in high school, college, your career, and life. So, how can you get things done and be your very best?In A Teen’s Guide to Getting Stuff Done, you’ll discover your procrastination type—warrior, pleaser, perfectionist, or rebel—as well as the unique strengths inherent in each type. If you’re a warrior, you love a good challenge, but may not be able to complete tasks you find uninteresting. If you’re a pleaser, you may be so concerned about disappointing others that you postpone doing something. If you’re a perfectionist, you may put things off because you’re worried about your work being judged by teachers, parents, or peers. And finally, if you’re a rebel, you’re driven by a strong sense of independence. By understanding your type and using the practical strategies laid out in each chapter of this book, you’ll be able to break the cycle of procrastination once and for all.This isn’t a manual on how to please your parents, teachers, professors, or friends. This is a book to help you understand why you procrastinate, whether or not procrastination works for you, and if not, how to improve your work habits and really get things done. By helping you uncover your own unique strengths, this book will help you master your to-do list—and your life!This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
  • How to Bless a Missionary: Practical Ideas for Your Church and Family

    Jennifer Brannon

    eBook
    If you have a heart for missions and supporting missionaries worldwide, this book is for you! In this easy-to-read resource, you will find over 100 practical ideas for how to show missionaries that you care, such as: hosting them in your home, sending them letters, loaning them a car or car seat, caring for their elderly family member, raising support with a garage sale, paying for counseling, giving them a gift, and many more! Written by a former missionary kid, this book will be very valuable for those that want to be caring supporters of missionaries abroad. It features examples of how supporters can play a vital role in the team of sharing the gospel around the world. Church leaders and mission committee members can use the ideas in this book as a blueprint for blessing their missionaries and serving them well. Individuals can also use this to guide their own involvement or that of their family or small group. You can make sure that your missionary knows you care and that they feel loved and supported. With over 100 actual ideas, you can choose the ones that best fit your personality and financial situation, and start showing a missionary that you care today! One reader review states, "This is a quick read, but as a book it goes into greater depth than other formats can provide on the topic of showing missionaries you care. After a brief exploration of what it means to bless someone, the author unpacks more than 100 practical ideas, from the tried-and-true ways supporters blessed her family when she was growing up in Mexico to newer strategies you may not have thought of. It’s seasoned with stories and examples and also offers a gentle dose of how-to detail and tips on what not to do."
  • Missionary Kid Stories

    Jennifer Brannon

    Paperback (Westbow Press, July 5, 2016)
    Missionary Kid Stories is a collection of six fictionalized missionary kids' first-hand accounts of their lives. Learn where the missionary kids live, where they go to school, what languages they speak, what they like to eat, and in what ministry their parents are involved! The stories are based, in part, on past or present real missionary families. Learn about Mexico, Indonesia, France, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, and Brazil from the missionary kid's point of view! A variety of missionary ministries are presented to inspire you to consider what talents and gifts you have, and to encourage you to think how you might serve God in missions in the future.
  • Come, Let Us Adore: A Child's Guided Journal for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Jennifer Sharpe

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, July 17, 2018)
    Geared toward ages 8 to 13, Come, Let Us Adore is a guided journal that your Catholic child can take with them each time they make a visit to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This book will encourage your child to share their heart with Jesus in the Eucharist through fun, engaging, and meaningful activities. At each visit your child can:--Draw, color, and write as they pray--Reflect on a different name for Jesus --Look up a Bible verse and record words and phrases that stood out to them--Pray one new decade of the Rosary, meditating on the assigned mystery, and coloring in the beads on the page as they pray--Design their own Holy Card depicting an event from the life of Jesus--And much more!Check out Jennifer's other books:The Mass Book for Catholic Children, a guided Mass journal for ages 7 to 12; My First Interactive Mass Book, a full-color, interactive Mass book for ages 3 to 7; Joyful Noises: 20 Original Catholic Prayers Sung to Classic Children's Tunes; The Story of Blessed Stanley Rother for Children; The Story of Blessed Stanley Rother for Children Coloring and Activity Book
  • Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, and Panic

    Jennifer Shannon

    Unknown Binding (New Harbinger, March 24, 1748)
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  • Missionary Kid Stories

    Jennifer Brannon

    eBook (WestBow Press, July 5, 2016)
    Missionary Kid Stories is a collection of six fictionalized missionary kids first-hand accounts of their lives. Learn where the missionary kids live, where they go to school, what languages they speak, what they like to eat, and in what ministry their parents are involved! The stories are based, in part, on past or present real missionary families. Learn about Mexico, Indonesia, France, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, and Brazil from the missionary kids point of view! A variety of missionary ministries are presented to inspire you to consider what talents and gifts you have, and to encourage you to think how you might serve God in missions in the future.