Building the Way to Heaven: The Tower of Babel and Pentecost
In this third book in the Old and New series, author Maura Roan McKeegan recounts how all the world spoke one language—until the people of Shinar became too proud, and the Lord came down from heaven and confused their words. What can undo the chaos? And how will Pentecost help God’s children understand one another again? Building the Way to Heaven helps young readers to see God’s plan of salvation unfold within the stories of the Tower of Babel and Pentecost.
See biblical typology—the Old Testament people, symbols, and events that foreshadow the New Testament—come to life in Building the Way to Heaven. Ages 7 and up.
About the Author
Maura Roan McKeegan first learned about biblical typology when she was a graduate student in theology. As a classroom 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 Old and New series of picture books, including the award-winning The End of the Fiery Sword: Adam & Eve and Jesus & Mary; Into the Sea, Out of the Tomb: Jonah & Jesus; and Building the Way to Heaven: The Tower of Babel and Pentecost.
“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.”
She writes about faith and children’s literature for various Catholic magazines and websites.
About the Illustrator
Ted Schluenderfritz is the illustrator of several books including A Life of Our Lord for Children, The Book of Angels, and Darby O’Gill and the Little People. He is a freelance graphic designer and the art director for Catholic Digest and Gilbert Magazine. He lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife Rachel and their six children. You can view more of his work at www.5sparrows.com.
About the Series
What do the Old and New Testaments have in common? To answer this question, Maura Roan McKeegan presents biblical typology for children. Seeing familiar stories from the Old and New Testaments placed side by side, children can discover at an early age what St. Augustine meant when he said that “the New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old is unveiled in the New.”