A while back we wrote about a new book from Paulist Press that basically encourages children not to try and be saints.
We just received the Spring release catalog and it contains some great new examples of Paulist Press trying to kill off their market.
The first example is God Goes on Vacation.
Here is the description from their catalog:
God is tired and goes on vacation to Florida with Stardrop, the angel. They meet some new friends and have a great time. When they return to heaven, they are delighted to find that everyone there has found the God in their own hearts.
Apart from the storyline, God looks like a little girl in the illustrations.
A couple of other winning titles:
Abu al-Hasan al-Shushtari: This is a collection of Sufi poems from North Africa.
Farid ad-Din 'Attar's Memorial of God's Friends: A collection of Sufi sayings.
Is it any wonder that this and publishers like it are dying off?