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What do Adam and Jesus have in common? What do Eve and Mary have in common?
More than you think!
With full color illustrations, Maura Roan McKeegan has brought to life biblical typology for children. Taking familiar biblical stories from the Old and New Testaments and placing them side by side, children can see biblical typology jump off the page.
Biblical typology is when a person or an event in the Old Testament foreshadows a person or an event in the New Testament. The Bible is full of these fascinating “types.”
Children can now discover similarities of types without any difficulty, and easily understand at an early age what St. Augustine meant when he said that the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is revealed in the New.
Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Maura Roan McKeegan earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education, spent five years as an elementary- and middle-school teacher, and did graduate studies in both reading education and theology. While studying theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, she was inspired to write children's books about some of the theological concepts that most fascinated her. "Children have a particular sensitivity to the work of the Holy Spirit," she says. "Their pure hearts are able to understand Scripture in great depth." The End of the Fiery Sword, the first book in a series about biblical typology, was released by Emmaus Road Publishing in fall 2014, with full-color illustrations by the gifted Theodore Schluenderfritz.