About Susan Joy Bellavance
Susan Joy Bellavance is a Catholic children's author who has a passion for sharing the joy of the Catholic faith with children. Her books are written with the intention of engaging young readers and teaching them about the beauty of the Catholic faith. Click here to learn more about Susan's mission and journey as an author.
Never in my thirty-plus years of teaching religion to grades 1-10, have I ever come across such a compelling story as Susan Bellavance's King of the Shattered Glass. . .ANYONE, particularly parents, faith-formation teachers, and helpers would necessarily be inspired and find a precious tool in understanding and imparting not only knowledge of Penance, but most importantly the "heart" of the matter: the Father's tenderness and forgiveness. A jewel hidden in this story is its rootedness to today's devotion to Divine Mercy. . .
Sr. Jeanne Roberge, p.m.
Marie Joseph Retreat Center
Biddeford Pool, ME
I have read and thoroughly enjoyed the book, King of the Shattered Glass by Susan Joy Bellavance. I endorse this book for use in Catholic schools and sacramental prep programs. It beautifully teaches how God, through his abundant mercy and loving tenderness, creates something beautiful from our brokenness. This book would be a wonderful resource for parents and teachers in preparing children for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
David A. Thibault
Catholic Schools Office
Diocese of Manchester
Manchester, NH 03105
. . . King of the Shattered Glass is possibly the finest children's book I've ever read on Confession / Penance / Reconciliation. My children love it, and I plan to share it with our parish students before they celebrate the Sacrament each year. Simple yet profound, this book captures the heart and depth of Our Lord's Mercy perfectly in a way that all children can understand and relate to. . . . It should be in every Catholic family's library.
Former Director of Religious Education.
St. Patrick Parish, Newport, New Hampshire