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 3 and up.
About the Author
Maura Roan McKeegan grew up in Potomac, Maryland, and now lives in Steubenville, Ohio, with her husband Shaun and their four children. Her articles have appeared in publications such as Franciscan Way, Guideposts, Lay Witness, and My Daily Visitor. She is the author of the award-winning Old and New Series.
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 Good 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. Taking familiar stories from the Old and New Testaments and placing them side by side, children can 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.”