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.
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 Colorado with his
wife Rachel and their six children.