Teaching Your Children about God: A Rabbi Speaks to Concerned Parents

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Teaching Your Children About God is a book that reaches out to those who yearn to offer their children something more than the mere material, who know that a good life and a good person derive as much from the growth of the spirit as from the world's more tangible gifts. Because many of today's parents were raised with no formal religious training, they know little of the texts and rituals. Sensing their own neediness yet wanting to nurture their children's spirituality, they search their hearts and memories only...
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Overview

Teaching Your Children About God is a book that reaches out to those who yearn to offer their children something more than the mere material, who know that a good life and a good person derive as much from the growth of the spirit as from the world's more tangible gifts. Because many of today's parents were raised with no formal religious training, they know little of the texts and rituals. Sensing their own neediness yet wanting to nurture their children's spirituality, they search their hearts and memories only to come up empty-handed. Now, for all these parents, Rabbi Wolpe offers a pathway into the tradition. In clear and welcoming language, he explains the important themes in Judaism and shows the many ways the religion can be passed on. Instructive and reassuring, his words offer invaluable insights into children's spiritual needs, enabling a parent to see again as a child, to understand children's fears, dreams, and hopes.
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Convinced that ``a spiritual education is as important to a full life as an intellectual and emotional education,'' Wolpe, a rabbi and the author of In Speech and Silence ( LJ 9/15/92), offers a sensitive and informed guide to explaining God to children from ages four to 14. He asserts that ``belief in God affects self-esteem, and searching for God together can help draw a family close.'' Questions about God come ``fast and furious'' from young children: questions about who and what God is, what God expects of us, how we can reach God, and why seemingly senseless things happen despite God's existence. While David Heller's Talking to Your Child About God ( LJ 12/88) covers much of the same ground, Wolpe directs himself specifically to Jews and is particularly eloquent in his spiritual insight and explication. Highly recommended.-- Marcia Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., Ct.
Ilene Cooper
Rabbi Wolpe, who has already established himself as a fine religious thinker in his previous two books, "The Healer of Shattered Hearts" 1990 and "In Speech and in Silence" 1992, writes provocatively once more, this time about children and God. Although the context is Jewish, there is much here for any parent who has wondered how to treat a subject that has almost as many pitfalls as the topic of sex. Wolpe knows how tough it is to talk about religion, especially for parents who have had little or no formal religious training themselves. His approach involves listening, questioning, mixing stories and humor. He even offers potential discussion questions at the end of each chapter, although the questions are really as much for the parent to think about as the child. And the questions "are" the important thing, says Wolpe. Even though families may not come up with definitive answers about life, death, joy, sorrow, and God, posing the queries is the first step on a fascinating journey that parents and children will want to share.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805026160
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/5/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272

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