Obedience to God’s plan can lead to truly unexpected places. In Beloved Son: Joseph and Jesus, the fifth book in Maura Roan McKeegan’s Old and New Series, see the unforgettable story of Joseph’s journey—from beloved son to slave and then to liberator of the brothers who betrayed him—alongside Jesus’s life, death, and Resurrection. Through Joseph and Jesus, we can learn to trust God, no matter where He leads.

See biblical typology—the Old Testament people, symbols, and events that foreshadow the New Testament—come to life in Beloved Son. Ages 7 and up.


Maura Roan McKeegan first learned about biblical typology when she was a graduate student in theology. As a teacher, she believed that children would be as fascinated by the connections between the Old and New Testaments as she was—and that, once they had the key, children could unlock countless hidden treasures in Scripture. This belief inspired her to write the award-winning Old and New series of picture books. She is also the author of a number of other Catholic picture books, including Where is Jesus Hidden? and St. Conrad and the Wildfire. Reading aloud with children is her favorite hobby.


Ted Schluenderfritz is the illustrator of several books including The Attic Saint,Portrait of the Son, and A Life of Our Lord for Children. He is a freelance graphic designer and the art director for Gilbert Magazine and Living Faith Kids. He lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife, Rachel, and their children. You can view more of his work at www.5sparrows.com and @schluenderfritz on Instagram.

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  1. Lindsay Schlegel

    My family loves the Old and New books by Maura Roan McKeegan! This is a great addition to our shelf, because it does such a great job connecting the Old Testament with the new, in both word and image. There are very few resources to introduce these connections to children, which makes these books even more important. The more our children understand our faith and salvation history, the better they can both live and defend it as they get older. Plus, I always learn something new when I read McKeegan’s books, as well. Highly recommend!

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