GirlTalk / GodTalk: Why Faith Matters to Teenage Girls--and Their Parents

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GirlTalk/GodTalk offers a refreshing exploration of the faith lives of adolescent girls and shows how they think about, experience, and express spiritual and religious meanings in their lives. The book also explores the important role mothers, fathers and other parenting adults play in shaping that faith. As Joyce Ann Mercer explains, religion and faith can hold things together for girls as they move between the childhood self, the person they are in the present, and the adult ...

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Overview

GirlTalk/GodTalk offers a refreshing exploration of the faith lives of adolescent girls and shows how they think about, experience, and express spiritual and religious meanings in their lives. The book also explores the important role mothers, fathers and other parenting adults play in shaping that faith. As Joyce Ann Mercer explains, religion and faith can hold things together for girls as they move between the childhood self, the person they are in the present, and the adult self that is beginning to develop.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118493083
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 838,389
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Ann Mercer teaches practical theology at the Virginia Theological Seminary and has more than twenty years of experience as a pastor and clinical social worker.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xiii

Introduction xix

1. Girl Talk: A Way of Hearing the Lives of Adolescent Girls 1

2. Girl Talk on Faith 14

3. Girl Talk on Gender 45

4. Girl Talk on Mothers 75

5. Girl Talk on Fathers 99

6. Girl Talk, God Talk 124

Appendix River of Life: A Life-Review Activity 135

Notes 137

Bibliography 147

The Author 151

Index 153

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