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Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey: Nurturing a Life of Faith
     

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey: Nurturing a Life of Faith

by Catherine Stonehouse
 

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ISBN-10: 0801058074

ISBN-13: 9780801058073

Pub. Date: 03/01/1998

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Understanding how a child's faith forms is crucial to knowing how adults can most significantly enhance the child's spiritual development. This book provides parents, teachers, and Christian education leaders with valuable insights into spiritual formation during childhood.

With a biblical perspective as a starting point and a recognition of the crucial role of both

Overview

Understanding how a child's faith forms is crucial to knowing how adults can most significantly enhance the child's spiritual development. This book provides parents, teachers, and Christian education leaders with valuable insights into spiritual formation during childhood.

With a biblical perspective as a starting point and a recognition of the crucial role of both the family and the faith community, Stonehouse reviews important contributions from noted child development experts Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and James Fowler. This overview gives insight into the processes of psychosocial, cognitive, and moral development in children and adolescents.

Stonehouse concludes with solid guidelines for designing children's ministries. By carefully "setting the stage" through liturgy, sacred stories, and parables, Christian educators can help children meet with God. Quiet times of "godly play," carefully adapted to the age level of the child, enable adults to join with children on the journey toward deeper intimacy with God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801058073
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
BridgePoint Books Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Why Listen to Children?
2. Knowing God in Childhood
3. Experiencing God in Everyday Life
4. Children Experiencing God at Church
5. The Formative Power of God's Story
6. Let the Children Come: Loving, Knowing, and Following Jesus
7. Celebrating Compassion
8. The Church Partnering with Parents
Appendix A: The Research Designs
Appendix B: Resources and Ideas

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